August 15, 2022

Colfax-Mingo, Lynnville-Sully each put three players on first team

Twelve area athletes earn all-SICL softball recognition

Colfax-Mingo senior Kylie Doty was one of the best pitchers in the South Iowa Cedar League this past summer. And she hits the ball pretty well, too.

Lynnville-Sully senior Reagan McFarland was among the league leaders in six offensive categories.

Both area players were first team all-conference selections.

Joining Doty and McFarland on the first team all-SICL squad were Colfax-Mingo juniors Abi Rawlins and Joslyn Chadwick and Lynnville-Sully seniors Lily Zylstra and Aliya James.

Colfax-Mingo sophomore Charlotte Donahue was a second team all-conference choice and C-M sophomore Holland Robinette and freshman Madison Stackhouse both were honorable mention selections.

Lynnville-Sully juniors Abby Squires and Greenlee Smock were the Hawks’ honorable mention picks.

Colfax-Mingo junior Carley Underwood received a Golden Award, which goes to players in the league who would likely have made all-conference had it not been for an injury.

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

Doty was a first-team pitcher after finishing 14-2 and registering the second-best earned run average in the SICL at .61.

She also ranked second with a .77 WHIP, was third with an opponents’ batting average of .159 and finished fifth with 116 strikeouts and 16 walks in 104 innings. Her four hit by pitches ranked eighth in the league.

At the plate, Doty batted .396, had an on-base percentage of .417 and ranked sixth in the SICL with a .660 slugging percentage.

Doty, who struck out just once, ranked first in the SICL with 11 doubles and 27 RBIs, was third with 35 total bases and tied for fifth with three hit by pitches. She also was tied for 10th with 21 hits and finished with 12 runs, four stolen bases and committed zero errors in the field.

Rawlins was a first-team infielder after ranking sixth in the SICL with a batting average of .475. She was tied for ninth with an OBP of .500 and had a .559 slugging percentage.

Rawlins ranked first in the SICL with 26 runs, was second with 28 hits, finished third with 18 steals and tied for sixth with 33 total bases. She also tied for seventh with 15 RBIs, tied for eighth with five doubles and registered three walks and had a .911 fielding percentage.

Chadwick was a first-team utility player. She batted .365, had an OBP of .400 and her slugging percentage was .422.

She finished with 14 runs, 19 hits, two doubles, nine RBIs, two walks, 23 total bases and two steals. Chadwick struck out just once at the plate and had a fielding percentage of .951.

McFarland was a first-team outfielder. She ranked second in the SICL with a batting average of .526, was fourth with a .534 OBP and led the league with 30 hits and 32 steals.

McFarland also ranked second with 25 runs, tied for fourth with 34 total bases and finished with two doubles and five RBIs. Her three sacrifice bunts ranked tied for seventh in the SICL and she had a .596 slugging percentage and an .833 fielding percentage.

Zylstra was a unanimous first team catcher after batting .327. She had an OBP of .373 and her slugging percentage was .545.

Zylstra, who struck out just once at the plate, ranked fourth in the league with seven doubles, was ninth with 30 total bases and finished with 14 runs, 18 hits, nine RBIs, three walks and four stolen bases. She had a fielding percentage of .773.

James joined Chadwick as a first team utility player. She batted .316, had an OBP of .361 and her slugging percentage was .439.

James ranked tied for fourth in the SICL with 18 RBIs and tied for eighth with 10 steals and finished with 15 runs, 18 hits, two doubles, four walks, 25 total bases and her fielding percentage was .868.

James was the Hawks’ top pitcher and she finished 6-4 with an ERA of 2.67, which ranked eighth in the SICL. She ranked fourth in the league with an opponents’ batting average of .182 and 14 walks, was sixth with a 1.11 WHIP and ranked ninth with seven hit batters.

James struck out 23 batters in 57 2/3 innings.

Donahue was a second team outfielder for the Tigerhawks. She batted .353, had an OBP of .377 and her slugging percentage was .451.

Donahue tied for third with two triples and finished with 13 runs, 18 hits, 12 RBIs, two walks, 23 total bases and three steals. She committed zero errors in the field.

Robinette and Stackhouse were honorable mention picks for C-M.

Robinette batted .268 and had an OBP of .404 and a slugging percentage of .390.

She ranked tied for fourth in the league with nine walks, was tied for eighth with five doubles and registered five runs, 11 hits, 10 RBIs and 16 total bases. Her fielding percentage was .981.

Stackhouse batted .195, had an OBP of .358 and a slugging percentage of .220. She tied for fourth with nine walks and finished with two runs, eight hits, two steals, two hit by pitches and nine total bases. Her fielding percentage was .982.

Squires and Smock were the honorable mention choices for the Hawks.

Squires batted .346 with an OBP of .393 and a slugging percentage of .500. She ranked third in the league with eight doubles and finished with nine runs, 18 hits, 13 RBIs, three walks, 26 total bases and two steals. Her fielding percentage was .946.

Smock batted .296 with an OBP of .321 and a slugging percentage of .352. She ranked fifth in the SICL with 13 steals and registered 14 runs, 16 hits, 11 RBIs, two walks and 19 total bases. Her fielding percentage was .836.

C-M’s Underwood was limited to seven games after suffering a knee injury during the conference season. She batted .333 with an OBP of .407 and finished with nine runs, four RBIs, two walks and 10 steals.

South Iowa Cedar League

Softball

Final Standings

Team       Conference    Overall

Sigourney  14-1    23-6

Colfax-Mingo 14-2   18-8

North Mahaska 10-5  12-12

Lynnville-Sully 10-6   14-19

Belle Plaine 10-6   14-14

English Valleys 9-7 15-10

Tri-County 9-7 14-14

Iowa Valley 6-9  9-14

Montezuma 6-10   10-17

BGM 3-13   5-17

HLV  3-12   3-16

Keota 0-16   0-19

Coach of the Year

Shelly Streigle, Sigourney.

All-Conference

First Team

Pitcher — Kylie Doty, sr., Colfax-Mingo; *Carly Goodwin, so., Sigourney; Kennedy Axmear, so., English Valleys.

Catcher — *Lily Zylstra, sr., Lynnville-Sully; *Josephine Moore, fr., Sigourney.

Infielder — Abi Rawlins, jr., Colfax-Mingo; Gwen Mews, sr., English Valleys; Kiley Alcott, sr., Belle Plaine; Zoe Deucore, sr., North Mahaska; Ayla Hall, fr., Tri-County.

Outfielder — Reagan McFarland, sr., Lynnville-Sully; *Olivia Bohlen, sr., Belle Plaine; Madison Van Zee, so., Montezuma; Aubrey Kriegel, sr., Iowa Valley.

Utility — Joslyn Chadwick, jr., Colfax-Mingo; Aliya James, sr., Lynnville-Sully.

*Unanimous

Second Team

Pitcher — Delanie Little, jr., Tri-County; Breanna Cook, sr., Belle Plaine; Morgan Hudson, sr., North Mahaska.

Catcher — Izzy Kriegel, fr., Iowa Valley; Mckenzie Kempf, so., HLV.

Infielder — Karagyn Minnaert, fr., BGM; Grace Gunzenhauser, sr., Iowa Valley; Ava Fisch, fr., Sigourney; Addy Westfall, jr., English Valleys; Izzy Roorda, so., Montezuma.

Outfielder — Charlotte Donahue, so., Colfax-Mingo; Maddie Mikesell, sr., English Valleys; Courtney Hemsley, jr., Sigourney; Chloe Zittergruen, so., Tri-County; Kyla Roberts, jr., HLV.

Utility — Jacey Reineke, so., Belle Plaine; Cassie Swantz, so., Keota.

Golden Award — Carley Underwood, jr., Colfax-Mingo; Kjerstin Neumiller, sr., English Valleys; Hailey Jack, so., HLV; Cali Sampson, fr., North Mahaska.

Honorable Mention

Holland Robinette, jr., Colfax-Mingo; Madison Stackhouse, fr., Colfax-Mingo; Abby Squires, jr., Lynnville-Sully; Greenlee Smock, jr., Lynnville-Sully; Jenny Fry, sr., Belle Plaine; Izzy Sankot, so., Belle Plaine; Jeryn Kalinay, so., BGM; Ryanne VanDee, fr., BGM; Mia Ayers, sr., English Valleys; Kaeley Axmear, sr., English Valleys; Heather Schafbuch, so., HLV; Ema Roberts, fr., HLV; Lydia Kriegel, fr., Iowa Valley; Maddie Ray, fr., Iowa Valley; Taylor Kindred, sr., Keota; Lainey Swanson, fr., Keota; Kallie Robison, jr., Montezuma; Jadyn Sharer, so., Montezuma; Jalayna Shipley, jr., North Mahaska; Caitlyn Sanders, jr., North Mahaska; Macy Fisch, jr., Sigourney; Rain Barthelman, jr., Sigourney; Alyssa Conrad, jr., Tri-County; Lily Randall, fr., Tri-County.