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Softball players earn all-SEISC honors

Jul 17, 2013

Nine New London softball players earned all-conference recognition for their efforts this season.

Five Tigers were named first team in the Southeast Iowa Super Conference South Division.

New London ace Morgan Christner is second in all classes across the state with 360 strikeouts on the season, more than twice as many as any other pitcher in the conference.

The freshman has a 1.35 ERA in 228 2/3 innings pitched and opponents are batting just .154 against her.

New London’s Emily Parks was also named first team all-conference. The sophomore catcher leads the Tigers and is fifth in the conference with a batting average of .466. She has smacked nine doubles and a home run this season, and — along with Sami Koontz — leads the team with an on-base percentage of .510.

Infielder Jorgi Krieger has 12 doubles and two triples this season. The sophomore made some key plays in the Tigers’ regional final contest this week, helping them to a state tournament berth.

Koontz, a New London junior, leads the conference with runs scored (49), has a team-high 28 steals — one ahead of Parks, and is second on the squad with a batting average of .441.

Caitlin Chiri rounds out the Tigers’ list of first team selections. The team’s lone senior, Chiri has a batting average of .323 and is third on the team with 11 doubles this season.

Second team selections from New London are freshmen Emma Pry (infield) and Victoria Noel (outfield). Pry has a .342 average, and Noel led the team with three home runs this year.

An honorable mention went to juniors Sarah Holtkamp and Ashley Davey.

In the North Division, four WACO players and two W-MU players were recognized.

WACO catcher Morgan Dugger was named first team utility player. The senior led her team with a .367 batting average and .457 on-base percentage.

Sara Conwell, another WACO senior, earned second team honors as a pitcher. She was fourth in the conference with 114 strikeouts.

Two Warriors received an all-conference honorable mention: sophomores Leah McElhinney and Cierra McArtor. Two W-MU players were also given an honorable mention: senior Paige Breon and junior Karlie Wade.

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