Trojans, Panthers among All-District softball selections
Softball awards and recognition for seasons well played are continuing to be dealt out to local high school athletes.
Centerfielder Sydney Burnett won the team MVP award at the Fairfield High School softball banquet held last week. Marisa Repp received the Senior Award. Not only were these two seniors selected for awards by their team, but they also received Southeast Conference and Class 4A Southeast District recognition. Repp and Burnett were the only Fairfield players selected to the All-District team, however coach Bob Bradfield received district Coach of the Year honors.
The Fairfield awards banquet also saw Madison Roberts receive the Coaches Award, Mackenzie McClure and Karley Williams win the Gold Glove Award, and a trio of freshman took home Rookie of the Year. Brynna Bowman, Sara Trent and Kaylee Watson each took home that honor.
Southeast Super Conference
Pekin’s Madelyn Baker was selected as a first team utility player on the All-SEISC North Division team. The junior third baseman batted leadoff for the Panthers this season. Baker batted .371 and led the team with a .495 on base percentage. Her three triples, 33 hits and 22 walks all tied for the most on the Pekin squad. Baker, along with Cardinal High School Lindsey Davis, made the Class 2A Southeast District team.
Pekin’s Ashlyn Zook, Sloan Reighard, Nikole Arendt and Tiana Slaney were each selected to the All-SEISC North Division’s second team. Cassidy Tolle and Kaylee Linder both earned honorable mentions.
As for the South Division, Cardinal High School had four players earn first team selections. Senior Schylar Conger nabbed an outfielder spot on the team. Conger played excellent defense, finishing the year with only one error and 36 putouts. At the plate, Conger ripped five doubles and drove in 18 runs.
Davis made the first team after playing third base and batting cleanup for the Comets. She led her team with a .481 average, 39 hits, 11 doubles and 28 RBIs. Junior second baseman Danae Moses also made the first team after batting .435 and scoring 36 runs this season.
The final Cardinal player to garner a first team selection was sophomore Shelby Smith. The lefty first baseman batted .382, drove in 18 runs and led the team with three triples.
Cardinal’s Lexi Fullenkamp, Carlie Bennett, Cassidy McMartin and Jessie McElderry each were selected to the South Division second team. Alexis Adam and Carli Campbell are both honorable mentions.
Van Buren sophomore Taylor Murguia was the only Warrior selected to the South Division first team. Murguia led her team with a .400 average, two home runs, 22 RBIs, 30 hits and six doubles. She also had possibly the game of the year in the first round of regionals against Pekin, when she went 6-6 with four RBIs in Van Buren’s 13-12 victory over the Panthers.
Alicia Fitzsimmons, Caitlyn Millard and Libby King were each selected to represent the Warriors on the South Division second team. Abby Rider and Jessie Cassens were both honorable mention selections.
2014 SEISC Standings
North Division, Overall Record, Conference Record
Highland 32-1 18-0
Wapello 22-10 15-2
Pekin 16-12 12-5
Lone Tree 15-17 11-7
Mediapolis 9-20 9-8
Columbus 9-20 9-9
Louisa-Muscatine 10-21 8-10
IMS 2-19 2-16
Winfield-Mt. Union 2-22 2-16
WACO 0-20 0-18
South Division, Overall Record, Conference Record
New London 25-5 12-0
Cardinal 17-12 9-3
West Burlington 23-14 9-3
Central Lee 13-15 6-6
Danville 7-16 3-9
Van Buren 6-18 3-9
Harmony 2-20 0-12