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Boonville Daily News - Boonville, MO
  • Brandes heads MVP honors in CCAA

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  • Bunceton junior Samantha Brandes proved without a doubt why she was selected as the MVP in the CCAA conference for the 2012 season.
    Although the Lady Dragons finished second to Jamestown in the conference, Brandes more than held her own both at the plate and on the mound for the 2012 season while hitting .507 with 35 hits in 69 at-bats with five doubles, one triple, nine home runs and 31 RBIs. On the mound, the right-handed hurler finished 9-3 on the season with an ERA of 4.24.
    In the final-team standings, Jamestown finished unbeaten in the CCAA at 5-0 while Bunceton placed second at 4-1, Otterville third at 3-2, Pilot Grove fourth at 2-3, Prairie Home fifth at 1-4 and Higbee sixth at 0-5.
    Joining Brandes on the first team for the Lady Dragons were senior Erica Kahle and junior Madeline Berwanger.
    Senior Kendra Stinson was the only first-team selection for the Prairie Home Lady Panthers. Pilot Grove had two players named to the first team in sophomores McKalie Lorenz and Melissa Schlotzhauer.
    Other first team selections were Stephanie Birkmann and Robyn Eschenbrenner of Jamestown and Hannah Stone and Stephanie Oswald of Otterville.
    Second team selections were Katlynn Watson and Makayla Zey of Prairie Home, Kori Marshall and Mikala Wesselman of Pilot Grove, Rachel Emde of Bunceton, Mackenzie Strother and Mickayla Strother of Jamestown, Lisa Robertson of Otterville and Savannah Thompson of Higbee.
    Players selected honorable mention all-conference were Deanne Emde, Kaitlyn Fountain, Julia Kahle and Elizabeth Maddex of Bunceton, McKenzi Schuster of Pilot Grove, Brooke Emmerich and Josie Flood of Prairie Home, Brittney Castle, Natalie Schoen and Whitney Watring of Otterville, Alli Muri and Lexi Muri of Jamestown and Hope Clark, Diana Derboven, Krysta Hall and Marissa Perkins of Higbee.

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