OAKLAND — Messalonskee High School standout senior pitcher Kirsten Pelletier was named the Gatorade State Softball Player of the Year on Thursday.

Pelletier led the defending Class A state champion Eagles to a 15-0-1 mark this regular season. She struck out 194 in 112 innings and posted a minuscule 0.25 ERA.

Pelletier also hit .367 with 14 RBIs and 16 runs scored in the regular season.

She has maintained a 92.7 average in the classroom as well.

The Gatorade Company annually recognizes players/athletes of the year in every sport. Winners are selected based on athletic and academic achievements. State winners are eligible for national player of year honors.

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