Five MHS softball players feted by HOA

by Janae Rempel

The Free Press

Five members of Marion’s 12-9 softball team have received recognition from Heart of America league coaches as announced last week.

Senior pitcher Shelby Felvus was named to the second team.

Over 1021⁄3 innings pitched this season, Felvus recorded an ERA of 4.58 with a record of 12-7. She struck out 86 batters.

Four Warriors received honorable mention recognition: seniors Paige May (catcher), Taylor May (third base) and Taelyn Pagel (center field), and junior Kourtney Hansen (shortstop).

Paige May batted .311 (19-for-61) over 21 games played. She had two doubles, two triples and one home run and drove in 18 runs.

Taylor May batted .307 (23-for-75) over 21 games, including three doubles and four triples. She had 25 RBIs.

Pagel batted .345 (20-for-58) over 21 games, including three doubles. She drove in 22 runs.

Hansen batted a team-best .515 (34-for-66) over 21 games and hit one triple. She drove in 17 runs.

Marion’s season ended with a Class 3A regional quarterfinal loss to Lyons.

2017 HOA All-League Softball

First team

Pitcher: Emma Horsch, sr., Sterling; Jordan Galliher, so., Hutchinson Trinity.

Catcher: Lindsay Gilmore, sr., Sterling.

Infield: Adeline Reese, jr., Remington; Baleigh Griffin, sr., Ell-Saline; Chelsey Knight, sr., Moundridge; Raegan Mantz, jr., Sterling.

Outfield: Gracie Bryant, jr., Sedgwick; Maddie Thrasher, sr., Sterling; Hannie Christie, sr., Sedgwick.

Utility: Elizabeth Horsch, fr., Sterling.

Designated player: Haydnn Neufeld, sr., Hutchinson Trinity.

Second team

Pitcher: Avery Blank, jr., Sedgwick; Shelby Felvus, sr., Marion.

Catcher: Sydney Omli, sr., Ell-Saline.

Infield: Bailey Zerger, jr., Sedgwick; Keslie Boeken, jr., Sterling; Megan Fink, sr., Hutchinson Trinity; Macie McGinn, jr., Sedgwick.

Outfield: Emily Simon, sr., Hutchinson Trinity; Gabi Palmer, jr., Hutchinson Trinity; Jadah Moore, sr., Moundridge.

Utility: None.

Designated player: Briana Winkle, fr., Inman.

Honorable Mention

Pitcher: Morgan Thunberg, so., Remington.

Catcher: Kylie Charles, jr., Sedgwick; Paige May, sr., Marion.

Infield: Taylor May, sr., Marion; Kourtney Hansen, jr., Marion; Meg Friday, fr., Hutchinson Trinity; Kalli Shipley, sr., Bennington; Kassie Sneath, jr., Inman; Zaelynn Foth, sr., Moundridge; Keira Sebrant, so., Moundridge; Erica Naccarato, so., Hutchinson Trinity.

Outfield: Taelyn Pagel, sr., Marion; Lexi Kochanowski, jr., Ell-Saline; Zizi Sebrant, fr., Moundridge; Baylie Ediger, jr., Inman; Taytum Lankford, sr., Inman.

Utility: None.

Designated player: McKayla Waltner, sr., Moundridge.

Heart of America

(Final) *League Overall


Sterling – – 18 3

Hutch Trinity – – 15 7

Moundridge** – – 15 8

Sedgwick – – 12 6

Marion – – 12 9

Remington – – 9 10

Ell-Saline – – 9 12

Inman – – 7 14

Bennington – – 2 14

*Not available **Qualified for state

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