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Dragons claim HHC softball title

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The New Palestine softball team claimed its sixth Hoosier Heritage Conference title this season, going 7-0 in HHC play and 22-3 for the regular season.

Pendleton Heights (6-1) and Mt. Vernon (5-2) were second and third. The rest of the league finished in a five-way tie for fourth with 2-5 conference records.

Sectional play begins this week in 4A play at Mt. Vernon (Greenfield-Central, Mt. Vernon, Pendleton Heights) and Bloomington South (Shelbyville). In Class 3A, defending state champion New Palestine hosts its own sectional. Delta, New Castle and Yorktown travel to Hamilton Heights.

2019 softball standings

PosTeamCWCLWL
170263
261234
352234
4251711
525168
6251413
725138
8251113

HHC leaders

Batting average
Addisenn Weaver, Shelbyville: .565 (26 GP, 48-85)
Caitlyn Grim, Yorktown: .552 (21 GP, 37-67)
Lexie Robertson, Yorktown: .548 (21 GP, 40-73)
Emily O’Connor, New Palestine: .541 (25 GP, 46-85)
Kieli Ryan, Pendleton Heights: .500 (25 GP, 34-68)
Jaylin Calvert, New Palestine: .488 (24 GP, 41-84)
Karissa Hamilton, Shelbyville: .474 (26 GP, 46-97)
Ally Hall, Pendleton Heights: .462 (25 GP, 36-78)
Michaela Jones, New Palestine: .461 (25 GP, 41-89)
Hannah Essert, New Castle: .458 (22 GP, 27-59)

Home runs
Emily O’Connor, New Palestine: 13
Jaylin Calvert, New Palestine: 11
Michaela Jones, New Palestine: 9
Sam Kihega, Greenfield-Central: 9
Grace Scott, Pendleton Heights: 8

Runs batted in
Addisenn Weaver, Shelbyville: 44
Jaylin Calvert, New Palestine: 38
Emily O’Connor, New Palestine: 35
Michaela Jones, New Palestine: 33
Kieli Ryan, Pendleton Heights: 32

Runs scored
Karaissa Hamilton, Shelbyville: 44
Lexie Robertson, Yorktown: 38
Michaela Jones, New Palestine: 35
Jaylin Calvert, New Palestine: 32
Kylie Davis, Pendleton Heights: 31
Emily O’Connor, New Palestine: 31

Stolen bases
Kylie Davis, Pendleton Heights: 16-18
Karissa Hamilton, Shelbyville: 12-13
Lexie Robertson, Yorktown: 10-10
Sami Herron, Delta: 10-11
Addisenn Weaver, Shelbyville: 9-9

Pitching wins
Jordan Benefiel, Pendleton Heights: 17-3
Karlee Franklin, Mt. Vernon: 16-2
Tasha Coy, Delta: 12-6
Sam Booe, New Palestine: 11-0
Kaylea Bullock, New Palestine: 11-3
Kaylyn Cochran, Yorktown: 10-8
Erica Henry, Shelbyville: 10-9
Alexi Rankin, Greenfield-Central: 9-6

Earned run average
Jordan Benefiel, Pendleton Heights: 0.79 (124.2 IP, 14 ER)
Karlee Franklin, Mt. Vernon: 1.85 (98.1 IP, 26 ER)
Sam Booe, New Palestine: 2.10 (66.2 IP, 20 ER)
Kaylea Bullock, New Palestine: 2.21 (79.1 IP, 25 ER)
Tasha Coy, Delta: 2.42 (113 IP, 39 ER)
Alexi Rankin, Greenfield-Central: 2.80 (100 IP, 40 ER)

Strikeouts
Jordan Benefiel, Pendleton Heights: 213
Kelsie Patton, New Castle: 126
Kaylyn Cochran, Yorktown: 112
Karlee Franklin, Mt. Vernon: 107
Tasha Coy, Delta, 94

 

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