HHC names All-Conference softball team

The HHC softball champion New Palestine Dragons.

The Hoosier Heritage Conference has named 20 players from all eight schools to its 2018 All-HHC softball team.

The team is chosen by a vote of the conference coaches.

HHC champion New Palestine is represented by four selections. Sectional champions Pendleton Heights, Shelbyville and Yorktown each have three representatives. As a league, the conference’s teams had a successful season, with seven of the eight teams posting winning records. Against non-conference foes, HHC teams have gone 124-3o this season with one team still alive in the tournament.

New Palestine won its fifth straight conference title with a 7-0 record. The Dragons are currently 27-1 and will play in Saturday’s Jasper semistate. Dragons coach Ed Marcum was voted the conference’s Coach of the Year.

2018 All-HHC softball team

Tabby Thornburg, Sr., 3B, Delta
Natasha Coy, So., P, Delta
Maria Kihega, Sr., UTI, Greenfield-Central
Kaitlyn Nugent, Sr., P, Mt. Vernon
Sydnee Perry, So., SS, Mt. Vernon
Cassidy Parker, Sr., 1B, Mt. Vernon
Mariah Nicholson, Sr., 3B, New Castle
Ashley Prange, Sr., SS, New Palestine
Michaela Jones, So., C, New Palestine
Tatum Biddle, Jr., 2B, New Palestine
Jaylin Calvert, Jr., CF, New Palestine
Lauren Landes, Sr., 3B, Pendleton Heights
Jordan Benefiel, So., P, Pendleton Heights
Kelsey Sturgeon, Sr., 1B, Pendleton Heights
TeAnn Bringle, Sr., P/2B, Shelbyville
Katie Lux, Sr., 2B, Shelbyville
Addisenn Weaver, Fr., SS/C, Shelbyville
Skyler Davis, Jr., 3B, Yorktown
Ainsley Phillips, Fr., C, Yorktown
Bri Bilbrey, Sr., P, Yorktown

Coach of the Year: Ed Marcum, New Palestine

Honorable mention
Sami Herron, Bre Evans
Greenfield-Central: Lexi Rankin, Madge Weidner, Sam Kihega
Mt. Vernon: Haley Kissee, Jadan Fithian
New Castle: Alyssa Semler, Cameron Tabor, Haylie Graham
New Palestine: Emily O’Connor, Emma Tucher, Mackenzie Jones
Pendleton Heights: Olivia Conner, Kylie Davis, Chloe Closser
Shelbyville: Katie Mathies, Izzy Lewis, Morgan Stineker, Madison Campton
Yorktown: Reagan Cox, Caitlyn Grim

2018 Softball Standings

The HHC softball champion New Palestine Dragons.