FARMINGTON — The Four Corners will be well represented at the annual 3A/A All-Star games as six baseball and softball players were named to the North teams for the games at Cobre High in Bayard June 6 and 7.

Bloomfield landed two players on the North baseball team in Elisha Journey and Kyle Thompson.

"They both did some really great things for us," said Bloomfield head coach Frank DeHoyos.

Both Journey and Thompson appeared in every game for the Bobcats this season, providing much of Bloomfield's offensive attack.

During the regular season Journey led Bloomfield in batting average (.416), hits (32), RBIs (36), doubles (11) and home runs (6) for a team best .844 slugging percentage.

To go with his impressive offensive numbers Journey was also the Bobcats top pitcher.

"Elisha did some great things for us on the mound," DeHoyos said. "He pitched phenomenally well and carried the team."

This year Thompson batted .337 and ranked first in at bats (83), second in RBIs (24), doubles (8) and plate appearances (93), and third in hits (28).

"Kyle had kind of a down year if you ask Kyle," DeHoyos said. "He hit well for us this year and threw well for us when he got to throw."

This season Thompson was asked to move from position to position and earned praise from DeHoyos for embracing new and different roles.


"His versatility really showed this year," DeHoyos said of Thompson. "He started at third then moved to first and on top of that we asked him to come in and pitch and close some games."

DeHoyos said it won't be easy replacing Journey and Thompson next season.

"I'm just really proud of those kids for their efforts," DeHoyos said. "It's really great that they have the chance to get to go down there and play another game."

Joining Journey and Thompson on the North roster is Navajo Prep's Alex Danzuka.

On the girls side Shiprock's Adrianna Toledo will join Navajo Prep's Dana Pinto and Erica Woody on the North squad.

During the course of the season Toledo appeared in all of Shiprock's 24 games and led the Lady Chieftains in nearly every offensive category, including batting average (.486), hits (36), RBIs (27) and doubles (19).

Serving as the Lady Chiefs primary pitcher, the right-hander recorded 12 wins with a 2.60 ERA and 123 strikeouts through 91.2 innings pitched to hold opponents to a .188 batting average.

Navajo Prep head coach Darin Wright said Pinto and Woody earned spots on the team in part because of their productive offense, adding that both girls swing the bat well.

Along with their play at the plate, Wright said Pinto's character and Woody's defense were also major factors in their selection.

Wright said that since the start of Pinto's career she has been one of the most improved players he has ever coached, noting the way she approaches the game as one of the reasons for her improvement and for making the all-star roster.

"One reason Dana made the team is because of her attitude," Wright said. "She always has a smile on her face that keeps everyone going."

Woody started at third base last season and began the 2014 season at the same position. But after some early-season struggles, Woody was moved from the hot corner to first base.

"It was a natural fit for her," Wright said. "When she went to first everything started clicking."

Wright said that to be nominated for all-star voting is an honor in itself as every senior is eligible for the game.

"Those were the only two girls I had that were nominated and they made it," Wright said. "And they're not just representing themselves but they represent their school, their friends and their family. Not everyone makes it to an all-star game and they'll represent the Four Corners in a great way."

Karl Schneider covers sports for The Daily Times. He can be reached at 505-564-4648 and Follow him @karltschneider on Twitter.