Lemon is the first softball player from Washington to receive the honor of playing in the game. That honor is something she had hoped for since starting travel league softball.
“It’s unreal making the team,” Lemon said. “After last year, I didn’t think I would have a chance to make it. I had a rough year as a junior. It’s a great pleasure to get it. It’s nice ending high school with an award like this. It’s something special.”
Still, she believes it will have more meaning in the years ahead.
“I think it might mean even more to me in the future than it does now,” Lemon said. “I think it will be even more of an honor to me after softball has gone.”
Lemon will attend a practice today at Cherry Tree Plaza at Carmel and a later dinner before playing an 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday doubleheader.
“I really don’t know what to expect,” Lemon said of the weekend. “I just hope to have some fun.”
Lemon has played throughout the country in travel softball, but while she has played in Carmel, she has never been to the complex where state championships were held.
The timing for a first visit was perfect.