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HHC honors three Golden Bears, head coach with postseason awards

A trio of Shelbyville softball players were recently honored by the Hoosier Heritage Conference with All-HHC distinction.

 

Seniors Katie Mathies and Addisenn Weaver and junior Karissa Hamilton were selected to the 20-player All-Conference squad from a Golden Bears team that finished HHC runner-up and a single-season record of 24 wins.

 

Mathies, who will play softball at DePauw University in 2022, hit .505 with 15 doubles, three triples, 10 home runs and 42 runs batted in as a corner infielder.

 

Weaver, a Valparaiso recruit, hit .462 with 11 doubles, 10 home runs and 36 RBIs as a catcher and third baseman.

 

Hamilton, signed to play at Kentucky, led the team with a .604 batting average, 11 doubles, 22 home runs and 55 RBIs as a catcher and outfielder.

 

In addition, Shelbyville head coach Mark Hensley (photo), who earned career win No. 100 late in the season, was named HHC Coach of the Year.

 

Also named All-HHC were New Palestine’s Sam Booe (16-1, 1.16 earned run average), Lexi Campbell (.379, 11 HRs, 42 RBIs), Kinsey Mitchell (.451, 33 runs) and Alanina Miller (.453, 32 runs); Yorktown’s Ainsley Phillips (.458, 13 HRs, 40 RBIs), Kaylyn Coahran (9-1, 2.76) and Alanah Jones (.347, 8 HRs, 30 RBIs); Mt. Vernon’s Madison Taylor (12-3, 0.65), Macey Cox (.436, 6 HRs, 33 RBIs) and Riley Hasseld (.438, 40 runs); Pendleton Heights’ Kylie Davis (.485, 16 doubles, 48 runs), Grace Scott (.398, 11 HRs, 37 RBIs) and Kieli Ryan (.465, 9 HRs, 34 RBIs); Greenfield-Central’s Caroline Gibson (.387, 9 HRs, 28 RBIs) and Meganne Wineinger (.521, 34 runs); Delta’s Sydney Stroble (.568, 6 HRs, 33 RBIs); and New Castle’s Madi Moffitt (.442, 10 HRs, 39 RBIs).

 

New Palestine won the HHC title with a perfect 7-0 record. The Dragons finished the season at 28-1.

 

Shelbyville followed at 24-5 (6-1 HHC) ahead of Yorktown (24-6, 4-3), Mt. Vernon (21-5, 4-3), Pendleton Heights (19-11, 4-3), Greenfield-Central (16-11, 2-5), Delta (10-17, 1-6) and New Castle (12-17, 0-7).