HCC SOFTBALL PLACES 3 ON ALL-JAYHAWK, 4 ON ALL-REGION TEAM
Four members of the 2014 Hutchinson Community College softball team earned postseason recognition as the All-Jayhawk Conference and All-Region VI teams were announced late Monday night.
Sophomore Makenzi Shackley and freshmen Lacey Hudson and Sarah Rothe were named honorable mention all-Jayhawk East. Those three players and freshman second baseman Tayler Suhler were named second team All-Region VI.
The sophomore utility player from Olathe had a tremendous season, batting a team-high .434 this season with 59 hits, 17 doubles, two triples and eight home runs. Shackley scored 39 runs while driving in 45 this runs this season. Shackley produced a slugging percentage of .765 and an on-base percentage of .448.
Shackley had 17 multi-hit games and 11 multi-RBI games this season. She had a season-high four hits four times this season. She drove in five runs in a game three times and became just the second player in HCC softball history to hit three home runs in a game, doing so against Dodge City on March 25.
Shackley's .434 season batting average ranks fifth best in Lady Dragon history. Her 59 hits tied for 20th most. Her 17 doubles are tied for third most in a season and her eight homers are fifth most. Shackley totaled 104 total bases (sixth most) and her .765 slugging percentage ranked No. 2 on the Lady Dragon season list. She tied for third in extra-base hits with 27 and her .448 on-base percentage tied for ninth best.
Shackley's .439 batting average over two seasons established a new career record for batting average. She had 127 career hits, which is fourth most in a Lady Dragon career. Her .692 career slugging percentage ranks as the second-best mark in team history.
Shackley ranks high in several other career categories: RBIs (88), which is third most; doubles (29), which ranks fourth; extra-base hits (45), third most; home runs (12), which is fourth best; on-base percentage (.458), fourth best; triples (4), which ranks in a tie for fifth; total bases (200), which is fifth most; and runs scored (80), which is sixth best on that career list.
Playing shortstop and batting leadoff for every game this season, Lacey Hudson excelled at both.
Offensively, she also hit better than .400 for a season at .411. That is the ninth-best batting average for a season in team history.
Hudson, a freshman from Enid, Okla., led the Lady Dragons in hits (60), runs scored (40), triples (5), walks (12) and tied for the team lead with five stolen bases. She had two home runs and 32 RBIs. She had an on-base percentage of.469 and a slugging percentage of .610.
Hudson had a season high four hits three times and drove in a season-high four runs vs. Cloud County on March 11.
Defensively, Hudson posted a .932 fielding percentage.
Hudson is tied with five others for 15th on the HCC single-season hits list. Her five triples tied for third most in a season. She ranks sixth for a season in on-base percentage and is ninth in a season for slugging percentage out of the leadoff spot in the batting order.
Behind the plate, freshman Sarah Rothe was stellar from Day 1. From March 15 on, Rothe's offensive play matched her defensive prowess.
For the season, Rothe hit .378 with 48 hits, 11 home runs, 48 RBIs and a slugging percentage of .732.
The HCC freshman catcher's numbers after March 15: A .427 batting average with 38 hits, including 10 home runs and nine doubles, 29 RBIs and a slugging percentage of .865.
Rothe, a Hutchinson High product, became the first HCC softball player in history to hit three home runs in a game, doing so against Hesston College at Fun Valley on March 18. She had a season-high three hits six times this season.
Defensively, Rothe established a new single-season fielding percentage record of .991 with only two errors in 218 chances this season. She threw out 12 of 26 basestealers this season, a success rate of 35 percent.
Rothe's 11 home runs are second only behind Jamie Tanno's 15 on the Hutchinson season list. She already ranks fifth on HCC's career home run list. Her 23 extra base hits rank seventh for a single season. Her .732 slugging percentage also ranks third on the HCC season charts.
April 4, 2014 won't be a day to remember for the Hutchinson freshman second base from Hesston. Playing the second game of a doubleheader at Fun Valley against Coffeyville, Suhler suffered a season-ending injury, putting an immediate halt to what was becoming a very good season for her.
Suhler was fourth on the 2014 Lady Dragons with a .365 batting average, totaling 27 hits in 28 games played. She had six doubles, a triple and two home runs while driving in 16 from the No. 9 slot in the batting order.
She had a season-high three hits vs. Highland on March 14 and drove in a season-high three runs vs. Garden City on Feb. 19.
Defensively, Suhler had a .969 fielding percentage with three errors on 98 defensive chances.
From the office of the KJCCC Commissioner,�� Bryce Roderick 2014 KANSAS JAYHAWK COMMUNITY COLLEGE CONFERENCE SOFTBALL ALL-CONFERENCE TEAMS Players were nominated by their coaches and then voted upon by opposing coaches, who did not vote for their own players, in their respective divisions.� The individuals which appear below represent the top players at their position, or more in some cases of ties, who received the most votes. EASTERN DIVISION COACH OF THE YEAR Aubree Brattin - Johnson County MOST VALUABLE PLAYER Emma Hill - Highland FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR Tori Hawk - Independence
FIRST TEAM ALL-CONFERENCE POSITION NAME OF PLAYER COLLEGE YEAR First Base Nayna Fields Labette FR Second Base Emma Hill Highland SO Short Stop Hanna Barnhart Kansas City KS SO Third Base Tori Hawk Independence FR Utility Sierra Kemp Labette SO Outfield Taylor Hatfield Highland SO Outfield Kambri Hill Labette SO Outfield Mierra Morrisette Kansas City KS SO Outfield Holly Wilmarth Highland SO Catcher Sam Bonner Labette FR Pitcher Taylor Kemp Labette SO Pitcher Zoe Price Johnson County SO Pitcher Jessica Seay Cowley SO
SECOND TEAM ALL-CONFERENCE POSITION NAME OF PLAYER COLLEGE YEAR First Base Taylor Eaves Independence FR Second Base Kendra Gifford Independence SO Short Stop Kaley Pyles Highland SO Third Base Lacey Santiago Kansas City KS SO Utility Ashleigh Hinshaw Independence FR Outfield Miranda McDonald Independence FR Outfield Emily Clontz Highland FR Outfield Mackenzie Maes Dodge City SO Catcher Ashley Johnson Cloud County FR Pitcher Paige Crawford Highland SO Pitcher Kelsey Jones Cloud County SO Pitcher Laura Wilson Independence SO
HONORABLE MENTION ALL-CONFERENCE POSITION NAME OF PLAYER COLLEGE YEAR First Base Kayla Manzanares Coffeyville SO First Base Hayden Roberts Johnson County FR Second Base Shelbie Foister Labette SO Second Base Stephanie Couser Cowley SO Short Stop Lizzie Aller Fort Scott SO Short Stop Lacey Hudson Hutchinson FR Third Base Caitlyn Cosme Cowley SO Third Base Caitlin Martin Johnson County FR Utility Makenzi Shackley Hutchinson SO Utility Shiann Wickham Coffeyville FR Outfield Sierra Potts Independence SO Outfield Justice Scales Kansas City KS FR Outfield Lindsey Karlin Dodge City FR Outfield Jordan Haya Cowley SO Outfield Sierra Eason Cloud County SO Outfield Sarah Morrison Pratt FR Catcher Kourtney Herrera Coffeyville FR Catcher Sarah Rothe Hutchinson FR Pitcher Leslie Ford Kansas City KS FR Pitcher Alysha Somerton Cloud County FR Pitcher Chelsea LePee Labette FR
From the office of Women�s Region VI Director� Carl Heinrich 2014 NJCAA ALL-REGION VI DIVISION II DISTRICT E SOFTBALL
First Team Position Player College Yr. Infielder Tori Hawk Independence FR Infielder Emma Hill Highland SO Infielder Lacey Santiago Kansas City KS SO Infielder Kaley Pyles Highland SO Infielder Kendra Gifford Independence SO Outfielder Holly Wilmarth Highland SO Outfielder Mierra Morrisette Kansas City KS SO Outfielder Justice Scales Kansas City KS FR Outfielder Miranda McDonald Independence FR Battery Paige Crawford Highland SO Battery Kelsey Jones Cloud County SO Battery Laura Wilson Independence SO Battery ShyAnne Robison Highland FR Battery Leslie Ford Kansas City KS FR DP/Utlity Ashleigh Hinshaw Independence FR DP/Utlity Taylor Hatfield Highland SO
Second Team Position Player College Yr. Infielder Hannah Barnhart Kansas City KS SO Infielder Lacey Hudson Hutchinson FR Infielder Amanda Holroyd Kansas City KS SO Infielder Lizze Aller Fort Scott SO Infielder Taylor Suhler Hutchinson FR Outfielder Emily Clontz Highland FR Outfielder Sierra Eason Cloud County SO Outfielder Sierra Potts Independence SO Outfielder Kaitlyn Rainey Independence FR Battery Sarah Rothe Hutchinson FR Battery Cheyenne Trotter Independence FR Battery Megan Dike Kansas City KS FR Battery Alysha Somerton Cloud County FR Battery Ashley Johnson Cloud County FR DP/Utlity Makenzi Shackley Hutchinson SO
2014 NJCAA ALL-REGION VI DIVISION II DISTRICT D SOFTBALL
All-Region First Team Position Player College Yr. Infielder Stephanie Couser Cowley SO Infielder Caitlyn Cosme Cowley SO Infielder Sierra Kemp labette SO Infielder Shelbie Foister labette SO Infielder Hayden Roberts Johnson County FR Outfielder Kambri Hill labette SO Outfielder Morgan Swisher Cowley FR Outfielder Jordan Haya Cowley SO Outfielder Mackenzie Maes Dodge City SO Outfielder Kelsey Brady Johnson County FR Battery Zoe Price Johnson County SO Battery Jessica Seay Cowley SO Battery Taylor Kemp labette SO Battery Kortney Herrera Coffeyville FR Battery Sam Bonner labette SO DP/Utlity Sam Kreissler Johnson County FR
Second Team Position Player College Yr. Infielder Mattie Kesner Labette SO Infielder Nayna Fields Labette FR Infielder Sarah Glass Cowley FR Infielder Kaitlyn Amaral Dodge City FR Infielder Sarah Hunger Brown Mackie FR Outfielder Lindsey Karlin Dodge City FR Outfielder Mackenzie Skeens Johnson County FR Outfielder Rondeci Oliver Cowley SO Outfielder Stormie Bush Allen SO Battery Chelsea LePee Labette FR Battery Taylor Watham Cowley SO Battery ShyAnne Wells Coffeyville FR Battery Bailey Burnett Allen SO Battery DP/Utlity Alexis Borg Brown Mackie FR
WESTERN DIVISION COACH OF THE YEAR Doug Chance Butler MOST VALUABLE PLAYER Becky Allen Seward County FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR Syndnee Eck Butler
FIRST TEAM ALL-CONFERENCE POSITION NAME OF PLAYER COLLEGE First Base Becky Allen Seward County First Base Jillian Navarrete Butler Second Base Aujane McCoy Butler Short Stop Marissa Chavez Seward County Third Base Danielle Orr Seward County Third Base Joselynn Dean Butler Utility Emilia Davies Barton Outfield A'Liyah Rogers Butler Outfield Ashton Atwell Butler Outfield Brooke Lovas Garden City Catcher Danielle Aronoff Garden City Pitcher Syndnee Eck Butler
SECOND TEAM ALL-CONFERENCE First Base Second Base Bailey Hensley Barton Second Base Felisha Vogelaar Seward County Short Stop Monica Islava Butler Third Base Stephanie Morrison Barton Utility Myria Riffel Colby Outfield Erica Harper Barton Outfield Liberty Nelson Garden City Outfield Andrea Sitter Seward County Outfield Pokey Ewell Seward County Catcher Kate James Butler Pitcher Katelyn Craker Seward County