High School Sports

Two Fort Worth-area softball stars named MaxPreps Underclassmen All-Americans

FW Arlington Heights sophomore Jalee McDonald
FW Arlington Heights sophomore Jalee McDonald bgosset@star-telegram.com

Fort Worth Arlington Heights pitcher Jalee McDonald was one of 40 girls selected as a MaxPreps Sophomore All-American.

McDonald, who's committed to Texas Woman's, helped the Yellowjackets to their first UIL state softball tournament last month. She was a national sophomore of the year finalist.

She went 33-4 with a 1.00 ERA and 200 strikeouts this season, and batted .625 with nine home runs and 80 RBI. McDonald was voted co-MVP for District 7-5A and was a Star-Telegram second-team all-star.

Others from Dallas-Fort Worth included: The Colony's Jayda Coleman, Denton Ryan's Abby Buettner and Forney's Savanna DesRochers.

The softball team at FW Arlington Heights knocked off Boswell 4-3 in eight innings during Game 3 to clinch a spot in the regional quarterfinals for the first time since 1999.

Keller's Alexa Langeliers was named a MaxPreps freshman All-American after leading the Indians with a .522 batting average, third best in program history.

The middle infielder drove in 37 runs and scored 34 times as Keller reached the regional final for the fourth-straight year.

Langeliers is the younger sister of former Keller baseball standout and Baylor catcher Shea Langeliers.

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