Trojans selected to conference teams
The Fairfield softball team finished the year with an outstanding record of 30-12, including an 11-5 mark in the conference.
Fairfield was well represented on the SEC All-Conference teams. Trojans who made the first team all-conference were eighth-grader Kenady Waugh and juniors Sydney Burnett and Marisa Repp.
Waugh was close to batting .400 this year as she hit for a .391 average and reached base .436 percent of the time. In 42 games, she amassed 15 doubles and two homers.
Burnett hit .342 with an on-base percentage of .398. She was a perfect 23-23 in stolen base attempts, and scored almost one run per game, touching home 41 times.
Repp batted .368 and reached base .393 percent of the time. She scored 37 runs and drove in 35.
Three Trojans made the second team all-conference as well. Those players were sophomore Mackenzie McClure and seniors Katie Anderson and Haley Grunwald.
McClure batted .314 and had an on-base percentage of .420. She had a keen eye at the plate as she walked 20 times while striking out only 16 times. She scored 29 runs and batted in 32.
Anderson batted .295 and reached base at a .347 clip. She scored 29 times. Grunwald went 14-5 from the rubber and limited opponents to a .207 average. Her earned run average was 1.24.
Two more Trojans earned honorable mentions, and they were freshman Alli Deao and junior McKenna Ledger.
Deao finished with a 15-7 record and an ERA of 2.00. She struck out 85 batters in 157.1 innings while walking only 17 and holding the opposition to a .211 average.
Ledger batted .272 with an on-base percentage of .330. She homered, scored eight runs and drove in 15.
The conference MVP award went to Kaitlin Buchholz, a senior from Washington.
The SEC Conference also named its all-academic team. Fairfield representatives on the team were juniors Baylee Bowman, Burnett and Ledger, along with senior Grunwald.
Washington dominated the all-academic team with 10 selections. Washington had the most players on the first team all-conference with four.
The final conference standings for the year were: Washington 12-4 (27-10), Fairfield 11-5 (30-12), Keokuk 9-7 (23-17), Fort Madison 6-10 (13-23) and Mount Pleasant 2-14 (10-30).
The Trojans batted .301 as a team this year and got on base at a .362 clip. They hit 10 homers, eight triples and 81 doubles. Fairfield averaged 6.2 runs per game.