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Ten Panthers make All-SEC softball teams

Jul 24, 2017
MPN file photo Bailey Johnson (pictured) was named SEC Player of the Year for the second straight season.

By Andy Krutsinger, Mt. Pleasant News

 

The Mt. Pleasant softball team was well represented on the All-SEC lists, which came out last week. The Panthers had 10 players named to the teams.

The Panthers had four first team selections, four second team selections and two honorable mentions. Mt. Pleasant also had seven players named academic all-conference. Johnson was 13-6 in the circle with a 2.66 ERA, holding opponents to a .188 batting average and 85 strikeouts.

Senior third baseman/pitcher Bailey Johnson was named SEC Player of the Year for the second year in a row. Johnson finished the year with a .521 batting average, 12 home runs and 59 RBIs, all marks that topped the conference.

Sophomore shortstop Anni Liechty was named to the All-SEC first team for the second year in a row. She hit .384 with two homers, 27 RBIs and a team-leading 45 runs scored.

Junior outfielder Chi Glaha made her debut on the All-SEC first team. She hit a cool .500 this season with two home runs, 28 RBIs and 43 runs scored. She was also 25-26 in stolen bases this season.

Cali Liechty, a senior pitcher and first baseman was also named to the first team. She had a great year in the circle, going 18-5 with a 2.00 ERA and held her opponents to a .190 batting average with 95 strikeouts.

Junior outfielder Jackie Fraise was named to the all-SEC second team. She batted .323 this season with 26 RBIs.

Also being named on the second team was senior catcher Sarah Moffett. Moffett batted .371 with four home runs and 43 RBIs.

Senior outfielder Allison Buckert hit .304 with 16 RBIs to make her way on the second team. She led the Panthers in stolen bases this year, going 29-30 in stolen base attempts.

Sophomore second-baseman Makayla Cam landed herself on the All-SEC second team, her first time on the squad. She hit .331 this season with 20 RBIs. She also stole 14 bases in 16 attempts.

Making the honorable mention list for Mt. Pleasant were sophomore utility player Trinity Krabill, who hit .306 with five homers and 26 RBIs, and senior first baseman Abbie Liechty, who hit .235 with a triple and 10 RBIs.

The full list of All-SEC teams, including the all-acadmic squad can be found below with the player’s grade in school in parenthesis.

ALL-SEC FIRST TEAM: Bailey Johnson (12), Mt. Pleasant (POY); Chi Glaha (11), Mt. Pleasant; Anni Liechty (10), Mt. Pleasant; Cali Liechty (12), Mt. Pleasant; Ashtyn Drish (11), Fairfield; Brynna Bowman (12), Fairfield; Kaylee Watson (12), Fairfield; Michaela Davis (11), Keokuk; Makenzie Pezley (12), Keokuk; Jessie Buchholz (12), Washington; Morgan Brinning (11), Washington; Kamryn Bailey (11) Ft. Madison; Lexi Schmidt (12), Ft. Madison.

ALL-SEC SECOND TEAM: Jackie Fraise (11), Mt. Pleasant; Sarah Moffett (12), Mt. Pleasant; Makayla Cam (10), Mt. Pleasant; Allison Buckert (12), Mt. Pleasant; Sara Trent (12), Fairfield; Hailey Beard (12), Fairfield; Kenady Waugh (12), Fairfield; Jaelyn Wood (10), Keokuk; Kaitlyn Mitchell (9), Washington; Molly Sparks (10), Washington.

HONORABLE MENTIONS: Natalie Angstead (12), Fairfield; Shay Drish (9), Fairfield; Chayse Lowney (12), Ft. Madison; Olivia Williams (10), Ft. Madison; Jakala Hall (11), Keokuk; Erin Kindig (11), Keokuk; Abby Arrowwood (10), Keokuk; Trinity Krabill (10), Mt. Pleasant; Abbie Liechty (12), Mt. Pleasant; Megan Mitchell (11), Washington; Brooke Stout (11).

ACADEMIC ALL-SEC: Emily Mitchell (12), Ft. Madison; Lexi Schmidt (12), Ft. Madison; Kamryn Bailey (11), Ft. Madison; Chase Lowney (12), Ft. Madison; Teryn Parsons (11), Ft. Madison; Sadie Smithburg (11), Ft. Madison; Makenzie Pezley (12), Keokuk; Michaela Davis (11), Keokuk; Jakala (11), Keokuk; Allison Buckert (12), Mt. Pleasant; Jackie Fraise (11), Mt. Pleasant; Chi Glaha (11), Mt. Pleasant; Chi Glaha (11), Mt. Pleasant; Sarah Moffett (12), Mt. Pleasant; Cali Liechty (12), Mt. Pleasant; Abbie Liechty (12), Mt. Pleasant; Jessie Buchholz (12), Washington; Morgan Brinning (11), Washington; Brooke Stout (11), Washington.

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