August 15, 2022

Bolts place six players on Iowa Star all-conference squad

Selover, Vansice headline Baxter softball on all-conference team

Baxter junior Mandee Selover finished in the top 10 in nine statistical categories this past summer and senior Lilie Vansice was among the conference leaders in runs scored and RBIs.

Both of the Bolts earned first team honors in the Iowa Star Conference South Division.

Seniors Kinley Bethards and Ally Padget and sophomore Lydia Pierce all were second-team selections and senior Allison Colyn earned honorable mention recognition.

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

Selover ranked sixth in the conference with a .429 batting average and was fifth with a .690 slugging percentage. She had an on-base percentage of .455 and ranked first with four triples, second with 14 RBIs and third with 18 hits, 29 total bases and 12 steals.

Selover also was tied for fifth with 14 runs, tied for sixth with three doubles and walked twice. Her fielding percentage was .785.

Vansice’s first-team honor came in the outfield. She batted .190, had an OBP of .244 and her slugging percentage was .190. She tied for third in the conference with 15 runs, ranked tied for fifth with 11 RBIs and was tied for fourth with 10 steals.

Vansice finished with eight hits, three walks and eight total bases and her fielding percentage was .719.

Bethards was a second-team pitcher. She finished with an earned run average of 5.16 and had a WHIP of 2.39. She struck out 18, walked 25 and hit four batters in 39 1/3 innings. Opponents batted .329 against her, which ranked fourth in the conference.

Her 18 strikeouts ranked sixth and the 39 1/3 innings was fifth.

Padget batted .265, reached base 34.2 percent of the time and her slugging percentage was .324.

She ranked tied for eighth with 10 RBIs and two doubles and finished with eight runs, nine hits, three walks, 11 total bases and four steals. Her fielding percentage was .938.

Pierce was a second-team infielder after ranking fifth in the league with a .452 batting average. She also ranked sixth with a .500 OBP and was third with a .742 slugging percentage.

Pierce tied for third in the league with 15 runs and four doubles, ranked fourth with 23 total bases and tied for seventh with 14 hits. Her eight steals ranked tied for eighth and she finished with one homer, six RBIs and three walks. Pierce’s fielding percentage was .658.

Colyn batted .219, had an OBP of .342 and her slugging percentage was .438. She tied for third in the league with four doubles, tied for sixth with two hit by pitches and ranked tied for 10th with nine RBIs.

Colyn finished with 14 total bases, eight runs, seven hits, one home run and four walks. Her fielding percentage was .783.

Iowa Star Conference

South Division


Final Standings

Team       Conference    Overall

Collins-Maxwell   12-0     23-3

GMG   7-5  7-13

Baxter   5-8   5-19

Colo-NESCO  4-9   8-21

North Tama 2-11   2-18

Player of the Year

Alexis Houge, sr., Collins-Maxwell

Coach of the Year

Troy Houge, Collins-Maxwell


First Team

Pitcher — Erica Houge, so., Collins-Maxwell.

Catcher — Marissa Boege, jr., Collins-Maxwell.

Infielder — Mandee Selover, jr., Baxter; Alexis Houge, sr., Collins-Maxwell; Kenzi Wierson, sr., Collins-Maxwell; Callie Kohlwes, jr., Colo-NESCO.

Outfielder — Lilie Vansice, sr., Baxter; Avery Fricke, sr., Collins-Maxwell; Maecyn Lewis, so., GMG.

Utility — Adelyn Sienknecht, so., GMG; Abigail Hostetler, jr., Colo-NESCO.

Second Team

Pitcher — Kinley Bethards, sr., Baxter.

Catcher — Ally Padget, sr., Baxter.

Infielder — Lydia Pierce, so., Baxter; Kinsley Even, so., North Tama; Izabell Voelker, sr., Colo-NESCO; Kennedy Sederburg, sr., GMG.

Outfielder — Larissa Morrison, so., North Tama; Cypress Erickson, 8th, Collins-Maxwell; Jenna Hill, sr., Colo-NESCO.

Honorable Mention

Allison Colyn, sr., Baxter; Vivian Kahler, so., Collins-Maxwell; Molly Angell, fr., Colo-NESCO; Jenna Yilek, sr., GMG; Lydia Taylor, so., North Tama.