Bulldog softball players earn Upper Iowa all-conference honors

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Becca Harms (Photo by Audrey Posten)

Jasmine Stocker (Photo by Audrey Posten)

Mollie Ward (Photo by Audrey Posten)

Chaun'te Drahn (Photo by Grant Langhus)

Four MFL MarMac softball players recently received Upper Iowa Conference all-conference honors. Becca Harms and Jasmine Stocker were named to the second team, while Mollie Ward and Chaun’te Drahn earned honorable mention recognition.

Harms, a senior catcher, played in each of the Bulldogs’ 32 games this season, compiling a .402 batting average (a team high) and 21 RBIs. Defensively, Harms had a .972 fielding percentage. Of 16 stolen base attempts, she caught 10 runners.

Senior outfielder Stocker, who also batted lead-off all season for MFL MarMac, started each of the team’s 32 games. She put up a .346 batting average and drove in 12 runs, including a home run. She was one of the team leaders in runs scored, with 16. In the outfield, she had a .813 fielding percentage.

Ward, a senior pitcher, started 22 games for the Bulldogs and made seven other appearances this season, amassing an 11-12 record. She put up a 3.55 earned run average and held opponents to a .269 batting average. In addition, Ward racked up 105 strikeouts. She also had a .940 fielding percentage.

Senior outfielder Chaun’te Drahn was a strong contributor in the center of the MFL MarMac line-up, with a .291 batting average, 19 RBIs and 21 runs scored. Defensively, she had a .980 fielding percentage.

 

Softball awards held—

The MFL MarMac softball team held its year-end picnic July 16, at Gateway Park in Monona. 

Special recognition was given to seniors Becca Harms, Jasmine Stocker, Mollie Ward and Chaun’te Drahn for their contributions to this year’s team.

Awards handed out were Newcomer of the Year to Jordan Schubert, the Hustle Award to Brenna Boland, Best Defensive Player to Drahn, Best Offensive Player to Harms and MVP to Harms. 

Recognition was also given to Harms and Stocker for making second team all-conference, as well as to Ward and Drahn for honorable mention all-conference. In addition, Harms was named to the Class 2A Northeast District First Team, which head coach Jerald Kleve said is quite an honor, as it involved players from 25 schools.

Kleve said he’s appreciative of the parents and community for supporting the players this year.

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