Twelve members of the Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) softball team have been named to the Iowa Community College Athletic Conference (ICCAC) Division II All-Conference Softball Team.
First team honors went to sophomores Kenzie Ihle of Polk City, Madi Parrott of Indianola, Brittney Roby of Knoxville and Sydney Weldon of Albia and freshmen Mackenzie Jones of West Des Moines, Claire Dudek of Urbandale, Megan Rushing of West Des Moines and Kenzie Sutton of Adel.
Sophomore Katie Bell of Bixby, Okla., and April Sherburne of Clarkesville and freshmen Ashley Sicard of Ackley earned second-team honors and freshman Taylor Creason of Lee’s Summit, Mo. Received honorable mention recognition.
Ihle and Roby also received special awards. Ihle was named the ICCAC Division II Pitcher of the Year and Roby was named the ICCAC Division II Defensive Player of the Year.
Ihle led DMACC to a 25-3 conference record, winning 24 games and losing just one. Her 1.41 earned run average led the league and she was also struck out a league high 199 batters. Ihle pitched 10 complete games, including seven shutouts, and averaged league-high 13.97 strikeouts per game and pitched the second most innings in league play at 79.2.
Roby, a first-team outfielder, led the conference in plate appearances at 108 and struck out just once. She recorded 58 hits and led the conference in runs scored with 49. Her .537 batting average included 16 doubles, three home runs and she drove in 37 runs.
Parrott, who was named to the first team as an infielder, had a .473 batting average in conference play with a .806 slugging percentage. She hit seven home runs and drove in 40 runs. Defensively, Parrott compiled a .984 fielding percentage at first base, recording 112 putouts, eight assists and just two errors from 122 total chances.
Weldon, a first-team outfielder, batted .409 with a .475 on-base percentage in league play this season. Her 27 hits included four home runs and she drove in 25 runs. Weldon also recorded a perfect 1.000 fielding percentage with 17 putouts and one assist in 18 total chances.
Jones, a first-team catcher, batted .400 in conference play and compiled a .460 slugging percentage. Her 18 hits included three doubles and two home runs and she drove in 11 runs. Defensively, Jones had the third most total chances and third most putouts in league play this season, recording 150 putouts and eight assists from 159 total chances, giving her a fielding percentage of .994.
Dudek, a first-team infielder, finished conference play with the league’s second highest batting average at .617. She had 107 at-bats and collected 66 hits, including seven doubles and two triples. She scored 42 runs, drove in 32 runs and led the conference in stolen bases with 27.
Rushing, also a first-team infielder, was one of the ICCAC’s best hitters this season, compiling a .476 batting average, seventh best in the conference. She ranked fourth in on-base percentage at .598 and was second in slugging percentage at .905. Rushing’s 30 hits included six doubles and seven home runs. She scored 21 runs and finished league play with 31 RBIs.
Sutton, named to the first team as a designated player, completed conference play with a .478 batting average, a .515 on-base percentage and a .722 slugging percentage. She scored 32 runs and her 43 hits included eight doubles and four home runs. Sutton drove in 31 runs and was perfect in the field with 22 putouts and one assist in 23 total chances.
Sicard, a second-team pitcher, put together a 9-1 record and a 3.82 ERA in league play this season. She pitched 55 innings, allowing 67 hits and 40 runs, 30 of which were earned. Sicard struck out 48 batters, averaging 6.11 strikeouts a game, and walked 16.
Sherburne, named to the second team as an infielder, hit .349 with a .348 on-base percentage and a .442 slugging percentage. Her 15 hits included four doubles and she drove in nine runs.
Bell, a second-team outfielder, batted .308 for the Bears in conference play. She had a .403 on-base percentage and a .385 slugging percentage. She had 20 hits, including five doubles, scored 18 runs and drove in 11 runs.
Creason, who earned honorable mention as a utility player, batted .346 with a .370 on-base percentage and a .750 slugging percentage. Her 18 hits included six doubles and five home runs and she drove in 26 runs.