Seven Warriors awarded all-HOA honors

by Janae Rempel

The Free Press

Seven members of Marion’s 14-7 softball team have received recognition from Heart of America coaches.

Three Warriors were named to the first team.

Senior infielder Kourt­ney Hansen led the team in batting average among those playing more than two games this season. Hansen batted .556 (45-for-81) over 21 games, including two doubles and one home run. She led the team in hits, and batted in 17 runs.

Junior outfielder Corrina Crabb batted .349 (29-for-83) in 21 games this season and drove in 15 runs.

Freshman designated player Chisholm Waner batted .378 (28-for-74) in 21 games, including eight doubles and one triple. She had 25 RBIs.

Junior utility Tori Shults was Marion’s only second-team honoree. She batted .345 (19-for-55) in 17 games, including two doubles and two triples. She had 13 RBIs.

Three Warriors received honorable mention.

Senior infielder Lindsey Sigel batted .344 (22-for-64) in 18 games this season, including four doubles and two triples. She had 22 RBIs.

Freshman infielder Laura Savage batted .361 (26-for-72) in 21 games, including 10 doubles, three triples and one home run. She led the team with 26 RBIs.

Senior outfielder Alli Molleker batted .338 (23-for-68) in 21 games, including one triple. She had 23 RBIs.

Marion was 13-3 in Heart of America league play. The Warriors’ season ended with a 2-1A regional semifinal loss to Hillsboro.

2018 HOA All-League Softball

First team

Pitcher: Jordan Galliher, jr., Hutch­inson Trinity; Avery Blank, sr., Sedgwick.

Catcher: Kylie Charles, sr., Sedgwick.

Infield: Adeline Reese, sr., Remington; Kourtney Hansen, sr., Marion; Macie McGinn, sr., Sedgwick; Raegan Mantz, sr., Sterling.

Outfield: Gracie Mabry, sr., Sedgwick; Camille Schweizer, sr., Sterling; Corrina Crabb, jr., Marion.

Utility: Elizabeth Horsch, so., Sterling.

Designated player: Chisholm Waner, fr., Marion.

Second team

Pitcher: Morgan Thunberg, jr., Rem­i­ngton; Zizi Sebrant, so., Mound­ridge.

Catcher: Keira Sebrant, jr., Mound­ridge.

Infield: Meg Friday, so., Hutchinson Trinity; Keslie Boeken, sr., Sterling; Erica Naccarato, jr., Hutchinson Trinity; Macy DeWitt, jr., Inman.

Outfield: Baylie Ediger, sr., Inman; Cassie Wedel, so., Remington; Bethany Stucky, sr., Moundridge.

Utility: Tori Shults, jr., Marion.

Designated player: Karlie Boeken, fr., Sterling.

Honorable mention

Pitcher: Kennedy Shober, jr., Inman.

Catcher: Olivia Shank, jr., Hutchinson Trinity; Rachel Harman, so., Inman.

Infield: Bailey Zerger, sr., Sedgwick; Kassie Sneath, jr., Inman; Maddy Strecker, so., Hutchinson Trinity; Taylon Potts, sr., Moundridge; Bethany Regehr, jr., Remington; Lindsey Sigel, sr., Marion; Melissa Juhnke, jr., Sedgwick; Erin Durst, fr., Moundridge; Laura Savage, fr., Marion.

Outfield: Abby Palacioz, so., Hutch­inson Trinity; Katie Hale, so., Hutchinson Trinity; Alli Molleker, sr., Marion; Taylinn Lacey, fr., Sedgwick; Hayley Hughes, fr., Hutchinson Trinity.

Utility: Makenzie Elmore, fr., Mound­ridge.

Designated player: None.

HOA Softball

(Final) League Overall

W L W L

Hutch Trinity 15 1 17 4

Marion 13 3 14 7

Sedgwick 10 6 15 8

Sterling 10 6 13 9

Moundridge 9 7 14 7

Remington 9 7 13 8

Ell-Saline 3 13 5 14

Inman 3 13 5 16

Bennington 0 16 3 19