August 15, 2022

Three Mustangs land on all-conference first team

PCM softball puts an entire lineup on all-HOIC team

PCM’s softball team put the number of players it takes to field an entire starting lineup on the Heart of Iowa all-conference team.

Nine Mustangs earned recognition after PCM scored a third-place finish in the final standings.

All-conference honors are based on statistics inside conference play only.

Leading the way for the Mustangs were first-team selections Riley Johannes, Lark Drake and Belle Hudnut. The second-team included eighth-grader Rylee Parsons, freshman Addison Steenhoek and juniors Paige Steenhoek and Sidney Shaver.

The Mustangs’ two honorable mention choices were juniors Joslin Briles and RaeAnn Duinink.

Seven Mustangs also collected academic all-conference recognition. Those players included Hudnut, Johannes, Shaver, Duinink, Briles, Paige Steenhoek and Skylar Burns.

Juniors Johannes and Drake both were first-team infielders.

Johannes ranked in the top 10 in 11 statistical categories. She was first in the HOIC with a .946 slugging percentage, ranked second with a .588 on-base percentage and was fourth with a .459 batting average.

She also tied for first with four homers, tied for second with six doubles, ranked second with five hit by pitches and 35 total bases and tied for fourth with 18 RBIs.

Her eight walks ranked tied for seventh, 17 hits were tied for ninth and the 13 runs she scored ranked tied for 10th. Johannes’ fielding percentage was .892.

Drake led the conference with a .558 batting average and a .635 OBP. Her .651 slugging percentage ranked seventh, her 24 runs scored tied for first and her nine walks tied for second.

Drake also ranked tied for seventh with 28 total bases, tied for sixth with 16 RBIs, tied for fourth with one triple and finished with nine runs, two doubles and four stolen bases and her fielding percentage was .966.

Hudnut, a senior, was a first-team outfielder after batting .432 in conference play, which ranked tied for sixth. She also was seventh with an OBP of .500, tied for sixth with two hit by pitches and led the conference with five sacrifice bunts. She also was tied for 10th with 13 runs.

Hudnut finished with 16 hits, three doubles, seven RBIs, three walks, 19 total bases and three steals and her fielding percentage was .938. Her slugging percentage was .514.

Parsons made the all-conference second team as a pitcher after going 3-1 this summer. The three wins ranked tied for seventh in the league and she finished tied for sixth with 30 strikeouts, walked four and had no errors in 26 innings.

Opponents batted .196 against Parsons and she had an earned run average of 1.35 and a WHIP of .92.

Addison Steenhoek was a second-team catcher. She batted .381, had an OBP of .422 and ranked eighth in the league with a slugging percentage of .619.

Her 26 total bases ranked 10th and her five doubles tied for fifth. She also finished with eight runs, 16 hits, one triple, one homer, six RBIs and three walks.

Addison Steenhoek’s fielding percentage was .951 and she threw out five base runners trying to steal a base.

Shaver was a second-team infielder after batting .372 and having a .422 slugging percentage. She ranked fifth in the league with a .525 OBP and her six hit by pitches led the conference. She also tied for seventh with 15 runs and tied for second with nine walks.

Shaver added 19 total bases, 16 hits, three doubles, six RBIs and two stolen bases. Her fielding percentage was .854.

Paige Steenhoek earned second-team utility honors after ranking fifth in the league with a .525 OBP. She batted .295 and had a slugging percentage of .386.

She finished with 17 total bases, 10 runs, 13 hits, four RBIs and two walks and ranked tied for 10th with four doubles. Her fielding percentage was .920.

Briles batted .333, had an OBP of .373 and ranked 10th with a .583 slugging percentage. Her three homers and 18 RBIs tied for fourth and her 28 total bases tied for seventh.

Briles finished with nine runs, 16 hits, three doubles, three walks and three steals.

Duinink batted .262 and had an OBP of .367 but ranked tied for fifth in the league with five doubles, tied for 10th with seven walks and tied for ninth with six steals.

Duinink also finished with 10 runs, 11 hits, one homer, nine RBIs and 19 total bases. Her slugging percentage was .452 and she had a .909 fielding percentage.

Heart of Iowa Conference

Softball

Final Standings

Team       Conference    Overall

Saydel 12-2   32-6

Roland-Story 10-4    20-10

PCM  9-5   16-12

Perry 7-7  13-13

Greene County 5-9  13-13

West Marshall 5-9  12-20

South Hamilton 5-9   11-15

Nevada 3-11   7-19

All-Conference

First Team

Pitcher — Dakota Lake, jr., Saydel; Emma Hoyle, jr., Greene County.

Catcher — Macy Friest, sr., Roland-Story; Mackenzy Grady, sr., South Hamilton.

Infielder — Riley Johannes, jr., PCM; Lark Drake, jr., PCM; Lydia Olejniczak, jr., Perry; Rylee Carney, sr., Saydel.

Outfielder — Belle Hudnut, sr., PCM; Reagan Faber, jr., Roland-Story; Ryley Pecina, jr., Saydel.

Utility — Madison Geise, sr., Roland-Story; Ally Ringsby, sr., Roland-Story.

Second Team

Pitcher — Rylee Parsons, 8th, PCM; Maci Tunink, so., Perry.

Catcher — Addison Steenhoek, fr., PCM; Peyton Hansen, sr., Nevada.

Infielder — Sidney Shaver, jr., PCM; Josi Zahnd, sr., West Marshall; Anna Lammers, sr., South Hamilton; Macy Killmer, sr., Perry.

Outfielder — Caydance Sharp, jr., Saydel; Olivia Shannon, jr., Greene County; Karagyn Wheichel, 8th, Perry.

Utility — Paige Steenhoek, jr., PCM; Sammie Herridge, sr., Nevada.

Honorable Mention

Joslin Briles, jr., PCM; RaeAnn Duinink, jr., PCM; Emma Stream, jr., Greene County; Alexa Peters, jr., Greene County; Bella Borgos, fr., West Marshall; Kalyn Polley, sr., West Marshall; Makayla Spaid, sr., Nevada; Briar Crain, sr., Nevada; Tanna Thompson, so., South Hamilton; Makena Galetich, so., South Hamilton; Kayley Birkland, jr., Roland-Story; Alynn Solberg, jr., Roland-Story; Katy Van Houten, jr., Saydel; Kaydence Butters, jr., Saydel; Taylor Atwell, jr., Perry; Emmalee Bell, so., Perry.