15 players are repeaters from last year
Two conference champions, two MVPs and one Final Four participant pretty much sums up this year’s all-district softball team in Class 1 and 3 for the 2013 season.
While the New Franklin Lady Bulldogs will find out its fate this coming weekend in the Final Four in Springfield, they will do so having already won the CAC title at 6-0 and with a record of 22-7 on the season, which tops all area schools.
The Lady Bulldogs also had the conference’s MVP in senior Aly Hundley, who is not only the starting shortstop for the team but also the lead-off hitter.
Of course Hundley wasn’t the only player to receive MVP honors this fall. Pilot Grove junior Melissa Schlotzhauer was selected as MVP in the CCAA conference, which just so happened to go to the Bunceton Lady Dragons for the second year in a row at 5-0.
Boonville finished the season at 17-8 overall and 7-5 in the NCMC while Bunceton recorded the next best record at 14-8, followed by Pilot Grove at 13-10 overall and 4-1 in the CCAA and Prairie Home at 6-12 overall and 2-3 in the CCAA conference.
The Lady Pirates also led all teams in the area with nine players selected to either the first or second team. New Franklin and Pilot Grove each had six while Bunceton had five and Prairie Home two.
In all, 15 of the 28 players were selected to the first team with the remaining 13 rounding out the second team.
Fifteen players were also repeaters from last year’s all-district team.
Heading the first team were: Courtney Timm, Addy Reardon, Havyn Monteer, Olivia Imhoff and Michelle Surratt of Boonville; Kalani Pihana, Aislinn Himmelberg, Sara Montgomery and Aly Hundley of New Franklin; McKenzi Schuster, McKalie Lorenz and Melissa Schlotzhauer of Pilot Grove, Samantha Brandes and Rachel Emde of Bunceton, and Makayla Zey of Prairie Home.
Second team selections were Taylor Ellebracht, Miranda Northern, Millie Moyer and Kiley Barnes of Boonville, Abby Prewitt and Claire Monnig of New Franklin, Kayla Poulsen and Kerigan Wessing of Pilot Grove, Maddie Berwanger, Lizzy Maddex and Deanne Emde of Bunceton, and Shianne Rhorer of Prairie Home.
The following are synopsis of each area player selected to the all-district team:
Addy Reardon, Jr.
Boonville junior Addy Reardon led the Lady Pirates in hitting for the third year in a row with a .539 clip with 41 hits in 76 at-bats with 26 singles, 10 doubles, two triples, three home runs and 21 RBIs. She also scored 29 runs, which was just one shy of her total last year.
Olivia Imhoff, Jr.
Boonville junior Olivia Imhoff was the second leading hitter for the Lady Pirates this season with a .468 batting average with 36 hits in 77 at-bats with 28 singles, six doubles, two triples and 21 RBIs. She was also tops on the team with 18 stolen bases.
Havyn Monteer, So.
Boonville sophomore Havyn Monteer improved her hitting by over 70 points from the 2012 season while batting .463 with 37 hits in 80 at-bats with 19 singles, nine doubles, six triples, three home runs and 17 RBIs. She also scored a team-leading 32 runs.
Michelle Surratt, So.
Boonville sophomore pitcher Michelle Surratt led the Lady Pirates in wins, inning pitched and strikeouts for the second year in a row.
While finishing the season with a record of 11-5 and a ERA of 3.32, Surratt also tallied 78 innings in the circle and allowed 56 runs, 37 earned, on 88 hits and 25 walks while striking out 52 batters.
The sophomore hurdler also hit .327 with 17 hits in 52 at-bats with 14 singles, two doubles, one triple and 11 RBIs.
Courtney Timm, So.
Nobody came on stronger toward the final month of the season than Boonville sophomore Courtney Timm.
While playing both infield and outfield for the Lady Pirates, Timm closed out the season hitting .377 with 20 hits in 53 at-bats with 13 singles, four doubles, two triples, one home run and 14 RBIs.
Miranda Northern, So.
While making the switch from first base to third base this season for the Lady Pirates, sophomore Miranda Northern still managed to hit for a good average while batting .268 with 19 hits in 71 at-bats with 12 singles, four doubles, one triple, two home runs and 21 RBIs.
Taylor Ellebracht, So.
Boonville sophomore Taylor Ellebracht made the most of her starting role at first base this season for the Lady Pirates while hitting .300 with 18 hits in 60 at-bats with seven singles, six doubles, three triples, two home runs and 21 RBIs.
Millie Moyer, So.
Boonville sophomore Millie Moyer was a mainstay at the shortstop position this season for the Lady Pirates.
With a team-leading 61 putouts this season for Boonville, Moyer also had her moments at the plate while hitting .203 with 14 hits in 69 at-bats with nine singles, four doubles, one home run and eight RBIs.
Kiley Barnes, Fr.
Boonville freshman Kiley Barnes more than did her part this season for the Lady Pirates while splitting time at pitcher and second base.
While hitting .268 for the season with 15 hits in 56 at-bats, Barnes also had 12 singles, one double, two triples and 10 RBIs. Meanwhile, in the circle, the Barnes finished 6-3 with a ERA of 2.90. In 70 innings pitched, Barnes gave up 50 runs, 29 earned, on 86 hits and 24 walks while striking out 32 batters.
Aly Hundley, Sr.
Hundley hit .455 for the season with 35 hits in 77 at-bats with 24 singles, eight doubles, two triples, one home run and 21 RBIs. Hundley also leads the team with 35 runs scored.
Kalani Pihana, Sr.
As the No. 1 pitcher for the Lady Bulldogs, Pihana is currently 12-4 with a ERA of 3.48. Meanwhile, at the plate, Pihana is hitting .275 with 22 hits in 80 at-bats with 16 singles, six doubles and 20 RBIs.
Sara Montgomery, Sr.
As the starting center fielder for the Lady Bulldogs, Montgomery is currently hitting .368 with 28 hits in 76 at-bats with 25 singles, three doubles and 14 RBIs.
Abby Prewitt, Sr.
While playing next to Montgomery in right field, Prewitt is currently hitting .287 with 25 hits in 87 at-bats with 10 singles, nine doubles, three triples, three home runs and 28 RBIs.
Aislinn Himmelberg, Jr.
Himmelberg, the starting catcher for the Lady Bulldogs, is currently hitting .379 with 25 hits in 66 at-bats with 16 singles, two doubles and a team-leading seven home runs and 34 RBIs.
Claire Monnig, Jr.
New Franklin junior Claire Monnig did a little bit of everything this season for the Lady Bulldogs while playing both first base and pitcher. While hitting .372 for the season with 32 hits in 86 at-bats with 21 singles, nine doubles, two home runs and 31 RBIs, Monnig also finished 4-0 in the circle with a ERA of 3.63.
Melissa Schlotzhauer, Jr.
As the MVP of the CCAA conference, Schlotzhauer led the Lady Tigers in both pitching and hitting. While finishing the season with a .473 clip with 28 singles, four doubles, two triples, one home run and 10 RBIs, Schlotzhauer also sported a record of 6-3 in the circle with 88 strikeouts and only 26 walks in 53 1/3 innings.
McKalie Lorenz, Jr.
The starting third baseman for the Lady Tigers, Lorenz hit .460 for the season with 11 singles, 12 doubles, two triples, four home runs and a team-leading 30 RBIs.
McKenzi Schuster, Sr.
Schuster held down the starting position in center for Pilot Grove and hit .412 with 11 singles, six doubles, three triples, one home run and seven RBIs.
Kerigan Wessing, Jr.
Wessing hit .313 for the season with 10 singles, four doubles, four triples, one home run and 13 RBIs.
Kayla Poulsen, So.
Poulsen hit .409 with 22 singles, three doubles, one triple, one home run and 17 RBIs. She also had a team-leading eight sacrifices and finished third on the team with 29 hits.
Marissa Day, Fr.
Day hit .250 for the season with nine singles, six doubles, one triple, two home runs and 13 RBIs.
Samantha Brandes, Sr.
Brandes led the Lady Dragons both in the circle and at the plate this season.
While finishing 11-5 in the circle, Brandes also finished the season hitting .429 with 27 hits in 63 at-bats with 15 singles, eight doubles, two triples, two home runs and 25 RBIs.
Rachel Emde, Sr.
Starting at first base this season for the Lady Dragons, Emde hit .381 with 24 hits in 63 at-bats with 15 singles, seven doubles, one triple, one home run while tying Madeline Berwanger for most RBIs with 26.
Madeline Berwanger, Sr.
Berwanger, the starting catcher for Bunceton, hit .314 with 22 hits in 70 at-bats with 16 singles, three doubles, one triple, two home runs and 26 RBIs.
Deanne Emde, Jr.
Emde played shortstop this season for the Lady Dragons and hit .333 with 22 hits in 66 at-bats with 11 singles, seven doubles, two triples, two home runs and 25 RBIs.
Lizzy Maddex, Sr.
Maddex played the corner at third base this season for the Lady Dragons and hit .400 with 26 hits in 65 at-bats with 17 singles, three doubles, one triple, two home runs and 13 RBIs.
Makayla Zey, So.
Zey led the Lady Panthers in both pitching and hitting this season. While finishing 6-12 in the circle with a ERA of 2.55, Zey also had 150 strikeouts and only 31 walks. Meanwhile, at the plate, Zey hit .500 with 31 hits in 62 at-bats with 26 singles, four doubles, one triple and 10 RBIs. She also scored 16 runs.
Shianne Rhorer, Fr.
Rhorer, the starting catch for the Lady Panthers, hit .377 with 25 hits in 61 at-bats with 18 singles, four doubles, three home runs and 17 RBIs while scoring 14 runs.