Four Marion softball players named to HOA second team

Five members of Marion’s softball team have received all-league recognition from the Heart of America coaches.

Four Warriors were named to the second team: junior pitcher Megan Richmond, senior infielder Montana Percell, freshman outfielder Kayla Kroupa and senior designated hitter JayDee Schafers.

Percell hit .371 for the season with an on-base percentage of .463. She had no errors all season.

Kroupa hit .472 for the season with an on-base percentage of .509.

Schafers hit .396 this season and had a .442 OBP.

Senior Baylee Shiplet earned honorable mention, hitting .347 with an on-base percentage of .439.

The Warriors finished the season with an 8-9 record under first-year coach Jennifer Felvus.


2013 HOA All-League Softball

First team

Pitcher: Danielle Sprinkle, jr., Ell-Saline; Darriane Wikoff, sr., Ell-Saline.

Catcher: Sesely Omli, jr., Ell-Saline.

Infield: Taylor Albers, sr., Ell-Saline; Amber Bird, sr., Ell-Saline; Olivia Giffin, jr., Sedgwick. Kayla Mesh, so., Hutchinson Trinity.

Outfield: Lydia Balzer, sr., Inman; Brittany Clancy, sr., Ell-Saline; Darby Wikoff, so., Ell-Saline;

Designated hitter: Baylie Blouin, so., Moundridge.

Utility player: Elizabeth Ratzlaff, so., Moundridge.

Second team

Pitcher: Emily Knight, so., Moundridge; Megan Richmond, jr., Marion.

Catcher: Jessica Knoeber, fr., Hutchinson Trinity.

Infield: Kasie Garrison, sr., Bennington; Kristen Knackstedt, jr., Inman; Montana Percell, sr., Marion; Ashlyn Wiens, sr., Inman.

Outfield: Beth Doerksen, sr., Inman; Kayla Kroupa, fr., Marion; Melissa Wimer, sr., Ell-Saline.

Designated hitter: JayDee Schafers, sr., Marion.

Utility player: Madi Kearns, sr., Inman.

Honorable mention

Ashlyn Bird, fr., Ell-Saline; Holly Burt, jr., Bennington; Rayla Callison, sr., Sedgwick; Sierra Jasso, jr., Hutchinson Trinity; Courtney Jenkins, jr., Inman; Jennifer Likes, jr., Can­ton-Galva; Michelle Schrag, so., Mound­ridge; Baylee Shiplet, sr., Marion.

























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