GREAT FALLS – Tristin Achenbach’s remarkable high school softball career now includes another accolade. The CM Russell pitcher was named a second-team All-American by MaxPreps in a release on Monday. She is one of 64 players selected nationwide to either the first team or second team and is the only representative from Montana.
Achenbach was a small-school All-American the previous two years and won the state Gatorade Player of the Year honor this year after leading the Rustlers to a 24-1 record and the Class AA state championship. Achenbach transferred from Conrad-Choteau, where she also won the 2016 state Gatorade Player of the Year honor.
Achenbach posted a 17-1 mark in the circle with a 0.23 earned run average with 264 strikeouts in 122 innings. She allowed 27 hits, holding opponents to a .068 batting average.
Achenbach also batted .408 with six doubles, 22 RBIs and a .605 slugging percentage.
She concluded her prep softball career with 16 state records, including 55 career doubles, 56 consecutive pitching wins, 19 no-hitters and 1,169 strikeouts. She has signed with Montana.