SEARSPORT — The Penobscot Valley Conference unveiled its all-conference selections for the 2021 baseball and softball seasons and they showed a handful Searsport District High School players make the grade.

Perhaps the most notable is Viking softball pitcher Ana Lang, who named the PVC pitcher and player of the year for Class D.

Searsport’s Ana Lang. Ken Waltz

In the regular season at the plate, Lang batted .574, with a .630 on-base percentage and .979 slugging percentage. She rapped 27 hits (14 singles, 8 doubles, 4 triples, home run), knocked in 18 runs, scored 11 and stole seven bases.

In the pitching circle, she logged a 9-6 record, sported a 1.36 earned-run average, allowed 19 earned runs and struck out a whopping 214 batters. Lang threw two no-hitters during the regular season and added a third in a sensational 20-strikeout performance in a Class D South semifinal playoff game against Buckfield.

The Vikings (11-6), the top-ranked team in the region, will face No. 6 St. Dominic Academy of Auburn (8-9) for the regional title on Wednesday, June 16 at 7 p.m. at St. Joseph’s College in Standish.

“I’m really proud of Ana,” said Viking coach Christin Chase. “She had surgery on her knee back in December to repair a torn meniscus and has worked very hard to be back at full capacity. Clearly her hard work has paid off for her to come out of her first high school season as [PVC] pitcher and player of the year. Again, I couldn’t be more impressed of how she has bounced back and her performance this season. I really enjoy working with this group of girls and I cannot wait to see what we can do going into playoffs and the next few years to come.”

Additionally, Makenzie Alley and Sarah Gent were named to PVC’s second team in softball, while, in baseball, Josh Wright nabbed a first-team selection and Cody Reynolds and Cole Ellis second-team honors.

The Viking baseball team (8-10), ranked third in Class D South, also will compete for the regional championship against No. 1 Richmond (13-2) on Wednesday, June 16 at 3 p.m. at St. Joseph’s College.

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