Lisa McIntosh, Jennings County: The Republic’s Player of the Year for softball, McIntosh helped the Panthers go 23-8. She went 16-2 as the team’s ace pitcher, striking out 144 batters in 125 innings and batted .337 with 31 RBIs and 23 runs scored.
McKensie Vanosdol, Jennings County: The other half of the 1-2 pitching punch for the Panthers, the senior went 6-6 with a 1.83 ERA and 49 strikeouts. Recently named Second Team Indiana All-State and a member of the 2012 Indiana South All-Star Team, Vanosdol batted .469 with a .593 slugging percentage. She had 40 hits, scored 17 runs and knocked in another 20.
Dani Kirchner, Jennings County: Kirchner batted .449, scored 29 times and was a perfect 23 of 23 in stolen bases.
Emily Scheidt, Columbus North: A third-team all-state selection, Scheidt was rock solid for a Bull Dogs team that won its second-straight sectional crown. The All-Conference Indiana player batted .389, scored 18 runs and drove in another 18.
Taylor Fisher, Columbus North: Another first-team all-conference player, Fisher paced the Bull Dogs with 27 RBIs. She batted .333 and had eight extra-base hits, including a pair of home runs.
Molly Crowe, Columbus North: The top hurler on coach Jerry Burton’s squad, Crowe tossed 136.2 innings, striking out 103 along the way. She tossed four shutouts on her way to compiling a 2.46 ERA.
Paige Babb, Columbus East: One of the top players for the Olympians, Babb was a team leader in almost every category except pitching.
Bree Lange, Hauser: Another versatile area athlete, Lange helped the Jets by going 6-3 with 45 strikeouts and a 1.11 ERA.
Logan Personett, Seymour: One of four area players to earn all-state honors, Personett hit a monster .602 and tallied 56 hits. She also scored 35 times en route to being picked to the second team.
Shelby Piatt, Seymour: Another key cog in the Owls’ successful season, Piatt was the team’s most versatile player and finished with a .361 batting average.
Taylor Murray, Edinburgh: The recent grad powered the Lancers with a. 532 average and .839 slugging percentage. She scored 21 times, drove in 24 and had 10 extra-base hits, including four round-trippers.
Nisha Brown, Edinburgh: Another senior on the Lancers’ state-ranked squad, Brown was a force in the pitching circle, striking out 141 batters in 105 innings. She notched six shutouts and finished 9-5 with a 2.12 ERA.
Tayler McDonald, Brown County: In 77 innings, McDonald surrendered just 14 walks and nine earned runs to go 9-2 and tally an 0.88 ERA. She batted .368 with 16 runs scored and 14 RBIs.
Stefanie Walls, Brown County: Boasting a .707 slugging percentage, Walls scored 22 times and drove in 24 more. She also led the area with 14 extra-base hits and five home runs.
Brown County: Kelsay Richardson.
Columbus North: Shannah Hercamp, Sydnee Jackson and Kelsay Lucas.
Columbus East: Erin Tharp and Hannah Lawson.
Edinburgh: Autumne Burton, Jennifer Stinson and Jamie Todd.
Jennings County: Morgan Klosterman.
Seymour: Abby Morrow.
Trinity Lutheran: Liz Hill and Kaitlyn Wright.
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