November 4, 2004
Five Lady Tigers Named to Softball All-Conference Teams
Pitching is what makes a softball team go, so understandably six of the league’s seven hurlers were among the top awards recipients when the Tri-Rivers All-Conference teams were announced last week.
Jackie Loughead was named the league’s most valuable player after leading Putnam County to a conference title and a third place finish at state.
Joining the Midgets’ hurler on the first team were fellow senior pitchers Katie McMahon of Knox County and Scotland County’s Rebecca Consbrock. A number of talented underclassmen will be back to pitch for their teams next year headed up by first teamers Ashley Wallingford (junior) of Clark County, Kelsey Resa (sophomore) of North Shelby and Danielle Taylor (sophomore) of Milan.
The rest of the all-conference first team was made up of infielder Haley Montgomery, a senior from Putnam County; Jessica Taylor, a senior catcher/pitcher from Milan; Macey Mullenix, a junior from Putnam County; sophomore shortstop Courtney Schuman from Clark County; Margie Parsons, a sophomore from Schuyler County; and Rachel Smith, a senior from North Shelby.
Putnam County took the league title with a perfect 7-0 mark earning Mike Schmidli coach of the year honors. Clark County was second at 5-2 followed by a three-way tie for third with Scotland County, Knox County and North Shelby all finishing at 4-3. Schuyler County and Milan tied for sixth with a 2-5 mark followed by Brookfield at 0-7.
The Lady Tigers were well represented on the league’s second team with second baseman Valerie Crawford, shortstop Ali Fromm and first baseman Jamie Fuller earning the honors.
The rest of the second team was: Shayna Schoonover, junior from Putnam County; Deondra Bertelli, sophomore from Clark County; Julie Wilkinson, sophomore from Putnam County; Shannon Owens, junior from Knox County; Lauren Stansberry, senior from Knox County; Ashley Winters, junior from Clark County; Haley Caldwell, junior from North Shelby; Whitley Schnelle, sophomore from Milan; and Kinsey Adkisson, junior from Schuyler County.
The honorable mention team consisted of Brittinee Craig, sophomore from Brookfield; Lisa Weaver, junior from Clark County; Jessica Prebe, senior from Knox County; Brooke Bankus, sophomore from Milan; Jessica Bolte, senior from North Shelby; Mandy Frost, sophomore from Putnam County, Jessica Steele, junior from Putnam County; Alison Burt, junior from Schuyler County; Alexander, freshman from Brookfield; Nicole Flood, junior from Clark County; Brittaney Dovin, senior from Knox County; Peoples, junior from North Shelby; Brook Shultz, senior from Putnam County; Jacqui Drummond, senior from Scotland County; Sally Sandker, senior from Schuyler County and Nicole Duncan, senior from Schuyler County.