Southeast Seven dominates all-state softball
How tough was the Southeast Conference in softball this year? The league had three state-ranked teams, and the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union set up the regionals to make it possible for both Mount Pleasant and Fairfield to make it to state.
The Panthers finished sixth and the Trojans seventh.
Now the league has finished strong with individual awards, as four Southeast Conference were honored in the first team alone; seven over the three teams.
Michaela Davis, a Keokuk junior, made the first team, along with Fairfield seniors Brynna Bowman and Kylee Watson and Mount Pleasant senior Bailey Johnson, who was the conference’s Player of the Year.
Davis batted .465 with a slugging percentage of .651. She hit nine triples and drove in 17 runs.
Making the second team were Mount Pleasant senior Chi Glaha and Fairfield junior Ashtyn Drish.
Keokuk High School sophomore Jalynn Wood made the third team.
She hit .368, had four home runs and 10 doubles and drove in 28 runs.
Also in Class 4A, Burlington High School senior Mia Ruther made first-team all-state.
West Burlington sophomore Makenna Davis made third team all-state in Class 3A.
In Class 2A, senior Randyn Carter of Louisa-Muscatine made the first team.
Three of her teammates made honorable mention (which the three largest classes didn’t have): sophomores Isabelle True and Maddie Mashek and freshman Hailey Sanders.
Also earning honorable mention were:
From Wapello — juniors Eliza Noa and Addisyn Lolling, sophomores Emma Reid and Samantha Smith and freshman Mady Ried.
From Highland — sophomore Megan Hoenig, Sarah Schneider, Abbie Miller and Aly Stokes.
From Mediapolis — senior Bri Eberhardt.
From Pekin — senior Kaylee Linder.
Several Southeast Iowa Superconference players earned honorable mention in Class 1A: Breanna Mettler, a junior, and Layna Lody, a freshman, both of New London; senior Alyssa Mendenhall of Winfield-Mount Union and junior Avery Blauvelt of Iowa Mennonite.