The Times 2013 All-Area Softball Team

The Times 2013 All-Area Softball Team

2013-06-20T16:30:00Z 2013-09-16T18:51:17Z The Times 2013 All-Area Softball Team nwitimes.com
June 20, 2013 4:30 pm

First Team

Miranda Elish, Crown Point

Fr., P

Stats: 16-1, 0.57 ERA, 146 K; .402, 18 RBIs, 8 runs, 9 2B

Comment: The Oregon-bound ace had an unbelievable first year. What's scary is she's only going to get better in the next three. Look out.

Kiley Jones, Portage

So., P

Stats: 16-4, 1.05 ERA, 118 K, 133 2/3 IP, 7 shutouts, .315, .548 slugging, 4 HR, 17 RBIs

Comment: The Times Player of the Year allowed just one home run all season and surrendered just two earned runs from the regional through the state championship.

Nickole Finch, Wheeler

Jr., P

Stats: 16-5, 228 K, 126 IP, 0.72 ERA, .461, 14 2B, 2 HR, 27 RBIs, .724 slugging, .544 OBP

Comment: Saved her best for the postseason, especially on the mound. She no-hit Winamac in the Class 2A regional, then tossed a one-hitter with 12 strikeouts in the semistate semifinals.

Ashley Yoways, Hanover Central

Jr., P

Stats: 16-9, 1.26 ERA, 207 K; .450, 33 runs, 22 RBI, 8 2B, 3 HR

Comment: The heavily-recruited star took her 'Cats to the 3A semistate. She had a no-no through five. This kid, this team, looks dangerous next year.

Haley Hodges, Portage

Sr., C

Stats: .406, 8 2B, 2 2B, 5 HR, 28 RBIs, .673 slugging

Comment: The First Team All State selection was also a Miss Softball candidate and the Duneland Athletic Conference MVP. She punctuated her season with a state championship and the Class 4A mental attitude award.

Hannah Wilson, Hobart

So., 1B

Stats: .374, 29 RBIs, 28 runs, 9 2B, 2 HR

Comment: The slugging star had her team up on Portage after five innings in the sectional final. We all know what Portage did. Brickies have it going in the right direction.

Rachael Honaker, Crown Point

So., 2B

Stats: .356, 20 runs, 22 RBIs, 7 2B

Comment: The DAC champ Bulldogs had a solid young lady in the middle infield, with a good glove and a live bat. Two more years. Yikes.

Kaitlin Doud, Portage

So., SS

Stats: .425, .585 slugging, 12 2B, HR, 20 RBIs, 17 steals.

Comment: The team's leading hitter. She hit a home run in the regional and scored both runs in the semistate championship.

Melissa Balkema, Hanover Central

So., 3B

Stats: .442, 30 runs, 26 RBIs, 6 2B, 4 HR

Comment: The 'Cats' power machine hit a three-run homer in the 3A semistate. Has also been a vacuum at the hot corner. Future's real bright.

Taylor Michalski , Munster

Jr., OF

Stats: .371, 26 runs, 17 RBIs, 10 2B

Comment: The Boston College-bound star helped her Mustangs to the sectional title and a great game against Portage in the regional. Good. Real good.

Kayla Bishton, Lake Central

Sr., OF

Stats: .368, 19 runs, 20 RBIs, 10 2B

Comment: The Indiana All-Star and Radford-bound standout just finished four years of varsity play at a school where that rarely happens. Does it all.

Aspyn Novak, Lake Central

So., OF

Stats: .382, 29 runs, 10 RBIs, 10 SB.

Comment: Sick speed and similar talent has a bright future for this young lady. Can do it all at a very high level. Led L.C. in runs and hits (38).

Emma Hodges, Munster

Sr., Util.

Stats: .452, 36 RBIs, 18 runs, 6 HRs

Comment: Talk about power. The slugging percentage (.721) and on-base percentage (.505) is off the charts. A true Indiana All-Star and leader.

Monica Martin, Bishop Noll

Jr., Util.

Stats: .558, 25 RBIs, 26 runs, 10 2B, 5 HRs

Comment: The Greater South Shore Conference champion's catcher could hit a bowling ball through a brick wall. The numbers were no typos. That's why Noll was so good.

Taurie Piatt, Kankakee Valley

Sr., Util.

Stats: 17-3, 0.83 ERA, 182 K, 19 BB

Comment: The Indiana All-Star pitcher came out of nowhere to be one of the area's best. Didn't get a shot until her senior year. Made the most of it.

Megan Matheny, Chesterton

Sr., Util.

Stats: .408, 27 runs, 12 2B, 4 HR, 28 RBIs, .527 OBP, .645 slugging

Comment: The First Team All-State selection and Indiana All-Star holds the program's career record for doubles. The St. Francis recruit ended her prep career on a high note.

Second Team

Maggie Lindeman, Hebron

Jr., P

Stats: 13-5, 1.83 ERA, 151 K, 111 IP, .333, 2 HR, 18 RBIs

Megan Tymorek, Chesterton

Sr., P

Stats: 14-4, 2.01 ERA, 128 K, 120 IP, .350, 5 2B, 2 HR, 26 RBIs, .519 OBP, .481 slugging pct.

Lily Del Toro, Lake Central

Jr., P

Stats: 9-3, 3 saves, 1.44 ERA, 114 K

Brenna Boyle, Andrean

Jr., P/SS

Stats: 15-5, 1.5 ERA, 85 K; .301, 31 RBIs, 8 HR

Ally Rock, Crown Point

Jr., C

Stats: .371, 18 RBIs, 10 2B

Mallory McKee, Chesterton

Jr., 1B

Stats: .412, 27 runs, 7 2B, 3 HR, .505 OBP, .567 slugging pct.

Savvy Kinsella, Andrean

Sr., 2B

Stats: .383, 12 RBIs

Ivy Dawson

Jr., SS

Stats: .379, 32 RBIs, 22 runs, 7 2B, 7 HR

Sydney Cooley, Chesterton

Jr., 3B

Stats: .404, 38 runs, 8 2B, 5 HR, 30 RBIs, .543 OBP, .638 slugging pct., 1.50 ERA, 7-3, 65 IP.

Sammi Adams, Griffith

Sr., OF

Stats: .397, 19 runs, 7 SB

Brianna Kraft, Hobart

Jr., OF

Stats: .305, 13 RBIs, 12 runs

Courtney Holm, Crown Point

Sr., OF

.390, 10 RBIs, 17 runs

Stephanie Upton, Portage

Sr., Util.

Stats: .325, .482 slugging, 16 RBIs, 7 2B, 3 3B

Mandey Shrader, Crown Point

Sr., Util.

Stats: .360, 25 RBIs, 22 runs

Alyssa Pokropinski, Lowell

Jr. Util.

Stats: .373 avg., 16 RBIs, 17 runs, 4 HR

Carly Murphy, Munster

Sr., Util.

Stats: 20-6, 1.98 ERA, 210 K

Honorable Mention

Duneland Athletic Conference

Chesterton -- Jill Bohnert. Crown Point -- Siena Gyure, Rachel Suits. Lake Central -- Lizzie Seymour, Melanie Pabon, Annabel Karberg. LaPorte -- Bailey Rogers. Merrillville -- Arie Conn. Michigan City -- Jameka Collins, Aubria Smith. Valparaiso -- Megan Krantz.

Northwest Crossroads Conference

Andrean -- Morgyn Neal, Cat Murad. Griffith -- Sarah Galambos. Highland -- Courtney Raab. Hobart -- Dana Claussen, Brittany Probasco, Paige Talian. Kankakee Valley -- Alyssa Matson, Lauren Stokes, Morgan Cavinder. Lowell -- Kristina Rosenbaum, Brandi Faverty. Munster -- Taylor Kotzo, Briana Zunica.

Greater South Shore Conference

Bishop Noll -- Andie Fremouw, Elena Sobilo, Tori Keilman, Jade Acevedo. Calumet -- Danneyelle Thomas. Lake Station -- Jessa Rogers, Ashlinn Jorgensen. North Newton -- Allyson Leach, Jena Leach. River Forest -- Kayla Smith. Wheeler -- Shannon Eden, Angelise Vukin. Whiting -- Mollie Lovasko, Michaela Brown, Jessica Butler, Abby Bondi.

Great Lakes Athletic Conference

Clark -- Celeste Martinez, Abby Govert. Gavit -- Shelby Geurtz, Amber Sanders. Hammond -- Jazzlynn Baines. Morton -- Cierra Charbonneau, Vivian Peterson, Angelica Justiniano, Ashlie Rossi.

Porter County Conference

Boone Grove -- Amanda Hawrot, Kirsten Spangenberg, Kennedy Starcevich, Mackenzie Starcevich. Hanover Central -- Abby Thompson. Hebron -- Kyle Doelling, Bre Lewin, Rachel Pauer, Shelby Yankauskas. Kouts -- Emily Kolb. LaCrosse -- Gabbie Sievers. Morgan Township -- Alexis Marquart. South Central -- Taylor Johnson. Washington Township -- Kacie Corley.

Others

Westville -- Beth Piotrowski, Katie Piotrowski.

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