2021

Sullivan Daily Times

All-County Softball Team

NAME, SCHOOL. POS., GRADE

Brianna Cobb, Dugger Union, P, Soph.

Hope Crooks, North Central, SS, Soph.

Kendal Edmondson, Sullivan, P, Jr.

Lexi Grindstaff, Sullivan, 1B, Fr.

Makenzy Haviland, North Central, OF, Sr.

Stormy Kinnard, Dugger Union, SS. Jr.

Kate Ridgway, Sullivan, OF, Fr.

Brooklyn Riley, Sullivan, C, Jr.

Gracee Rogers, Dugger Union, U, Jr.

Delainey Shorter, Sullivan, 3B, Jr.

Gracie Shorter, Sullivan, CF, Jr.

Brynn Varner, North Central, OF, Fr. 

Mykenzie Wence, North Central, P, Fr. 

Jocey Wible, Sullivan, 2B, Soph.

Avery Wiltermood, Sullivan, SS, Soph.

Klaire Williams, Sullivan, RF, Soph.

Emmy Woodruff, North Central, OF, Fr. 

Emma Zimmerman, North Central, C, Soph. 

 

 

The Sullivan County Daily Times is proud to announce its 2021 All-County softball team.

There were 18 players nominated by their coaches. They are listed below in alphabetical order.

2021

Sullivan Daily Times

All-County Softball Team

NAME, SCHOOL. POS., GRADE

Brianna Cobb, Dugger Union, P, Soph. — Cobb took over the pitching duties for the Lady Bulldogs this spring and earned the Ace on the Mound Award.

In 52 innings pitched, she had a 2.56 ERA. She struck out 47 and walked 16.

Cobb also led Dugger Union in assists and was the team’s Most Valuable Player as she batted .341 with nine runs, 10 RBIs, three doubles and two triples.

 

Hope Crooks, North Central, SS, Soph. — Crooks was an All-Southwestern Indiana Athletic Conference selection.

She batted .407 in 59 official plate appearances.

She finished with 22 hits, 19 runs, four RBIs, four doubles and two triples. She also stole nine bases.

Kendal Edmondson, Sullivan, P, Jr. — The right-hand pitcher finished with a 16-5 record in 141 innings pitched for the Lady Arrows.

She won team awards for strikeouts (109), ERA (1.68) and set a school record 41 RBIs.

She batted .409 with 40 hits, 17 runs, 10 doubles, one triple and three home runs.

 

Lexi Grindstaff, Sullivan, 1B, Fr. — Grindstaff started all season at first base for the Lady Arrows.

She raised her batting average to .301 with her 28th hit of the year in the state championship game against Pioneer.

Grindstaff finished with 24 runs, 14 RBIs and three doubles.

 

Makenzy Haviland, North Central, OF, Sr. — Haviland was a defensive staple for the Ladybirds, stepping in at shortstop when Hope Crooks went down.

The left fielder had an on-base percentage of .328 with eight runs, 10 RBIs, three doubles, one triple and six stolen bases. She had a fielding percentage of .884.

 

Stormy Kinnard, Dugger Union, SS. Jr. — Kinnard was a standout performer for the Lady Bulldogs.

Kinnard led Dugger Union in stolen bases (eight) and batted .344 with 10 runs, four RBIs, three doubles, one triple and one home run.

Kinnard also earned the Leadership Award.

 

Kate Ridgway, Sullivan, OF, Fr. — Ridgway finished with a perfect 12-0 record inside the circle.

She had a 1.94 ERA, allowing 49 hits and 18 earned runs in 65 innings pitched. Ridgway, who played in left field, struck out 94 and walked 13.

She finished with a .235 batting average. She finished with 21 hits, 24 runs and 14 RBIs. She had two doubles, one triple and one home run.

 

Brooklyn Riley, Sullivan, C, Jr. — Riley played virtually every inning  behind the plate for the Lady Arrows.

Riley, the only All-Western Indiana Conference and All-Academic WIC selection, batted fifth for the Lady Arrows, finishing with a 308 batting average.

She shared the team Mental Attitude Award with Ridgway.

She finished with 33 hits, nine runs, 33 RBIs, three doubles and seven home runs.

 

Gracee Rogers, Dugger Union, U, Jr. — Rogers stood out for the Lady Bulldogs on offense as well as defense.

Rogers earned the award for best fielding percentage, .947.

The junior also won awards for best hitter and most RBIs as she batted .468 with nine runs, 14 RBIs, four doubles, one triple and three home runs.

 

Delainey Shorter, Sullivan, 3B, Jr. — Shorter was a fixture at third base.

She batted .376 as she hit third in the Sullivan lineup.

Shorter had 32 hits, 35 runs, 35 RBIs, four doubles, five triples and six home runs.

Shorter was an All-Western Indiana Conference selection.

 

Gracie Shorter, Sullivan, CF, Jr. — Shorter started in center field for the Lady Arrows, who won a school-record 28 games.

Shorter broke her own single-season home run record with nine. 

She finished with 51 hits and a .432 batting average.

Shorter, who was an all-conference selection, had 49 runs, 38 RBIs, 10 doubles and one triple 

 

Brynn Varner, North Central, OF, Fr. — Varner batted second in the Ladybird lineup.

The right fielder, who had two hits, one RBI and one run scored in the sectional championship game loss to eventual state runner-up Clay City, batted .373.

Varner had 25 hits, 19 runs, 10 RBIs, three doubles, one triple and one home run.

 

Mykenzie Wence, North Central, P, Fr. — Wence made an immediate impact as a freshman, earning All-SWIAC honors.

Wence batted .412 with 28 hits, 12 runs, 19 RBIs and three doubles. 

As a left-handed pitcher, Wence had wins over Bloomfield and Shakamak to lead the Ladybirds to the sectional championship game.

Wence had a 8-2 record with a 3.04 ERA in 15 appearances.

In 83 innings, she struck out 87 and walked 23.

Jocey Wible, Sullivan, 2B, Soph. — Wible will forever be remembered for her two-run walkoff home run to win the semi-state against Union County.

Wible, an All-WIC pick, had two hits in the state championship game, raising her season average to .346.

She contributed 36 hits, 30 runs, 22 RBIs, four doubles, one triple and three home runs.

 

Avery Wiltermood, Sullivan, SS, Soph. — Wiltermood was an All-WIC selection.

The sophomore batted leadoff and played shortstop for the 3A state runner-ups.

Wiltermood tied for the school record with nine home runs in a season, matching the efforts of Gracie Shorter.

Wiltermood also scored 56 runs this year, which broke a school record.

She batted. .452 with 56 hits, 39 RBIs, 11 doubles and two triples.

 

Klaire Williams,. Sullivan, RF, Soph. — Williams started in right field for the Lady Arrows.

She had 28 hits and finished with a .285 batting average.

She contributed 20 runs, 17 RBIs, seven doubles and two home runs.

 

Emmy Woodruff, North Central, OF, Fr. — Woodruff started in center field for the Ladybirds as a freshman. She also had some big hits throughout the season for the Ladybirds, batting .269 with 12 runs, 11 RBIs. six doubles and three stolen bases.

 

Emma Zimmerman, North Central, C, Soph. — Zimmerman started at catcher for the Ladybirds.

She batted a team-best .444, earning All-SWIAC honors.

Batting third in the NC lineup, Zimmerman tied for the team lead with 28 hits.

She had 19 RBIs, 12 runs and three doubles.

Zimmerman finished with a .966 fielding percentage.

 

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