In one of the closest South Central Conference softball races in history, with Chariton and Davis County sharing the championship, the SCC All-Conference teams were spread out evenly. Chariton, Davis County, Albia and EBF all had two first team picks while Chariton, Albia and Knoxville had two second team picks each.
Junior Aliya Myers and sophomore Sydney Hoskins were first team picks for Albia. Hoskins was a unanimous pick at catcher. Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont placed senior Rylee German and freshman Molly Shafer on the first team. Chariton’s Layne Braby was a unanimous first team pick and Haddon Anderson earned first team honors. Both are juniors. Davis County’s Madeline Barker, a junior, was a unanimous first team pick and senior Macy Hill was also named to the first team.
Others named to the first team were Ashlyn Finarty, a Knoxville junior (unanimous) and Ali Henry, Clarke, a senior.
Albia’s lone senior, Lauren Bayer, earned second team honors as did junior Addi Halstead. EBF’s Whitney Klyn, a junior, earned second team honors.
Chariton placed senior Lexi Smyser and sophomore Addi McGee on the second team. Knoxville placed sophomores Brittany Bacorn and Ciara Heffron on the second team. Others on the second team were Sophia Young, a Davis County junior, Kiera Klum, a Centerville sophomore.
Honorable mention went to:
Albia, Ashley Beary, Lexi Jones, Juliana Brown; Centerville, Kenly Shilling, Sarah Lewis and Molly Moore; Chariton, Sydney Cain, Lucy Stratton and McKenzie Snook; Clarke, Astazia Watson and Marissa Bakley; Davis County, Briley Lough and Madison Dunlavy; EBF, Aliya Wagamon, Megan Lobberecht and Taylor Kerby; Knoxville, Jadyn Streigle and Hannah Dunkin.
In looking at statistics, Finarty of Knoxville won the batting crown with a .552 average. Albia’s Hoskins was second at .419 and Halstead fourth, .397. Finarty led the league in homeruns (8) and Hoskins was third (4). Finarty led the league in RBIs with 34.
Albia’s Myers was sixth in batting average with a .384 average. Lauren Bayer batted .308, 23rd in the league.
Finarty led the league in RBIs with 34 while Albia’s Myers was second (28). Hoskins was eighth with 20 and Halstead 16th (17).
In conference pitching, Davis County’s Barker led in wins with 23 and strikeouts (271). Halstead was third in wins with 16 and second in strikeouts with 92.