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Four Golden Bears named to All-HHC softball team

Four Golden Bears earned postseason honors after leading Shelbyville to a share of the Hoosier Heritage Conference softball title in 2022.

Karissa Hamilton, Kylee Edwards, Cheyenne Eads and Addie Stieneker collected all-conference honors as part of the All-HHC team announced Wednesday.

Hamilton, a senior who will play collegiately at the University of Kentucky, hit .526 this season with 11 home runs and 39 runs batted in.

Edwards, a junior verbally committed to play at Mississippi State University, led the Golden Bears with a .538 batting average with 17 doubles and a team-high 41 RBIs.

Eads, who just completed her sophomore year, finished with a 14-5 record and 1.91 earned run average. She had 138 strikeouts in 120.2 innings of work.

Stieneker, a freshman, hit .422 with 11 doubles and 35 RBIs.

Shelbyville shared the HHC title with Yorktown, who had three All-HHC selections. They were Alanah Jones, Macie Dowd and Caitlyn Laferny.

Also earning All-HHC designation were Delta’s Kate Penrod, Greenfield-Central’s Ella Redman and Megan Wineinger, Mt. Vernon’s Graci Hines and Easton Wampler, New Castle’s Hannah Essert, New Palestine’s Aglaia Rudd, Allie Blum and Alaina Miller, and Pendleton Heights’ Kieli Ryan, Khloee Gergory, Caroline DeRolf and Kiah Hubble.

Shelbyville and Yorktown finished 6-1 in the HHC standings.

New Palestine (23-4-1, 5-2 HHC) was third in the standings ahead of Pendleton Heights (25-7, 4-3), Greenfield-Central (15-8, 3-4), Mt. Vernon (13-9, 3-4), New Castle (13-16, 2-6) and Delta (10-15, 0-7).

Yorktown’s Jeremy Penrod was named HHC Coach of the Year.

The conference produced three sectional champions – Shelbyville, Pendleton Heights and Yorktown.

Shelbyville (24-6) and Yorktown (25-4) also captured regional championships.