HHC names All-Conference softball team

The HHC champion New Palestine softball team

Regional champions Greenfield-Central and New Palestine led the All-Hoosier Heritage Conference softball team, with five Cougars selected and four Dragons.

New Palestine won the HHC title with a 7-0 record and was represented by Ashley Prange, Emily O’Connor, Elisha Barker and Abby Davis.

NP’s Ed Marcum was also named Coach of the Year. G-C and Pendleton Heights finished tied for second. G-C had five representatives, while PH had three.

There were 14 unanimous selections on the 20-player team.

Three HHC teams won sectional titles – New Palestine, Greenfield-Central and Shelbyville. NP and G-C both won regional titles and will compete in Saturday’s semistates.

All-Hoosier Heritage Conference softball

Reagan Jones, Sr. C, Delta*
Michala Ballman, Sr. P, Greenfield-Central*
Morganne Denny, Sr. 3B, Greenfield-Central*
Maria Kihega, Jr. UTIL, Greenfield-Central
Sam Kihega, Fr. C, Greenfield-Central
Sarah Morris, Sr. OF, Greenfield-Central
MaKenzie Gee, Sr. 3B, Mt. Vernon*
Cameron Tabor, So. C, New Castle*
Elisha Barker, Sr. P, New Palestine*
Abby Davis, Sr. 2B, New Palestine*
Emily O’Connor, So. 3B, New Palestine*
Ashley Prange, Jr. SS, New Palestine*
Ashley King, Sr. 3B, Pendleton Heights*
Lauren Landes, Jr. SS, Pendleton Heights*
Audrey Ricker, Sr. P, Pendleton Heights*
Hanna File, Sr. P/INF, Shelbyville*
Natalie Weber, Sr. 3B, Shelbyville
Skyler Davis, So. 3B, Yorktown*
Isabel Moore, Sr. C/1B, Yorktown
Kara Tucker, Sr. SS, Yorktown

Coach of the Year: Ed Marcum, New Palestine

Honorable mention
Delta: Micaya Richardson, Tabitha Thornburg, Hallie Workman
Greenfield-Central: Kenzie Bradley, Makayla Durick
Mt. Vernon: Sydney Perry
New Castle: Mackayla Huckeby, Mariah Nicholson, Alyssa Semler
New Palestine: Mary Crumlin, Michaela Jones
Pendleton Heights: Savannah Hawhee, Jade Mollenkopf, Amanda White
Shelbyville: TeAnn Bringle, Katie Lux, Jaclyn Tackett
Yorktown: Caitlyn Grim, Jenna Irelan, Lexie Robertson

Final standings
New Palestine 7-0/28-2 Regional champion
Pendleton Heights 5-2/20-9
Greenfield-Central 5-2/23-6 Regional champion
Yorktown 3-4/17-8
Shelbyville 3-4/19-10 Sectional champion
Delta 3-4/15-10
New Castle 2-5/13-10
Mt. Vernon 0-7/10-14