SDT annnounces All-County softball team
The Sullivan Daily Times is proud to announce its 2017 All-County softball team.
There were 11 girls that made the squad.
There was one senior, two juniors, six sophomores and two freshmen.
The team is listed below in alphabetical order.
Megan Eberhardt, Sullivan, So. — Eberhardt made the move from shortstop to first base for the Lady Arrows, who finished 17-8 and won the Western Indiana Conference championship, in her second season on the varsity.
Eberhardt led Sullivan with a .481 batting average, earning all-Western Indiana Conference honors.
Eberhardt collected 34 hits, scored 24 runs and was credited with 24 RBIs.
She had a team-best six home runs and also had six doubles and one triple. She had a team-best fielding percentage of .966.
Rainy Kinnard, Dugger Union, Jr. — Kinnard pitched and played shortstop for the Lady Bulldogs.
The junior batted .487 with nine RBIs.
She also scored 12 runs.
Madison Marlow, Dugger Union, So. — Marlow started at first base for the Lady Bulldogs. She also saw time inside the circle as a pitcher.
Marlow batted .526 with nine runs scored.
She also knocked in 10 runs.
McKenzie Pirtle, Sullivan, Sr. — Pirtle batted at the top of the order and was the No. 1 pitcher for the Lady Arrows.
She posted a 10-6 record with a 2.30 ERA.
She tossed 97 1/3 innings, allowing 104 hits and 32 earned runs. The right-hander struck out 30 and issued just 13 walks.
On offense, Pirtle batted .320 as she finished with 31 hits.
Pirtle scored 24 runs and knocked in 15. She had three triples and one double.
Pirtle earned all-WIC honors and was all-Academic WIC.
Mollie Pittman, Dugger Union, So. — Pittman led the Lady Bulldogs with a batting average of .561.
She also led the team with 16 runs scored and knocked in five runs.
The sophomore started at shortstop as well as in left field.
Asia Povlin, Sullivan, Fr. — Povlin is just one of two freshmen who earned a spot on this year’s squad.
She played center field for the Lady Arrows, finishing with a .962 fielding percentage as she only had two errors in 53 chances. She also had four assists.
On offense, Povlin, an all-WIC selection, had 26 runs scored and 15 RBIs. She batted .262 with two home runs, two triples and three doubles.
Madison Schofield, North Central, So. — Schofield was the starting third baseman for the Ladybirds, who finished with a 19-8 record and had a 6-1 mark in the Southwestern Indiana Athletic Conference.
Schofield, an all-SWIAC performer, played in all 27 games for the Ladybirds.
She had a team-high batting average of .529 and a county-best 55 hits.
She finished with 14 doubles, five triples and one home run.
Schofield had 48 runs and 27 RBIs.
Erika Shroyer, North Central, Fr. — Shroyer is the other freshman to make all-county.
The right-handed pitcher finished with a 14-7 record with a 2.22 ERA.
Shroyer pitched 132 innings, allowing 135 hits and 42 earned runs.
She struck out 51 and walked just 29, earning all-SWIAC honors.
Shroyer batted .389 with a team-best 36 RBIs and 27 runs scored.
She finished with two home runs, one triple and five doubles.
Hannah Shroyer, North Central, Jr. — Hannah Shroyer earned all-conference honors as a catcher.
Shroyer started all 27 games for the Ladybirds.
She was second for NCHS with 43 hits and in doubles with 29.
Shroyer tallied 27 RBIs and scored 23 runs.
Hannah Simmons, North Central, So. — Simmons was the fourth North Central player to earn all-SWIAC honors.
She batted .420 and drew a team-best 13 walks. She had an on-base percentage of .490.
Simmons drove in 27 runs and scored 21. She had seven doubles and one triple.
Maclynne Steele, Sullivan, So. — Steele earned all-Western Indiana Conference.
Starting at third base, Steele batted .362 with 29 hits and 14 RBIs. She also scored seven runs.