State softball: Team capsules

Jeff Linder
Published: July 15 2012 | 8:58 am - Updated: 31 March 2014 | 9:45 pm in

Capsules for area qualifying teams for the state softball tournament:

CLEAR CREEK AMANA

Record -- 41-1

Ranking -- No. 1 in Class 4A

Coach -- Jim White (18th year, 807-117)

Tournament history -- 33rd appearance. Ten state championships, including six under White. 

First-round opponent -- Clippers face West Delaware (30-10) in a 4A quarterfinal at 1 p.m. Tuesday.

Top hitters -- Fran Strub, sr. (.567, 27 2B, 7 3B, 5 HR, 78 R, 51 SB), Mariah McKinnon, sr. (.539, 70 R, 43 SB), Mallory Madsen, soph. (.518, 14 2B, 36 R, 53 RBI), Caitlin Wnek (.512, 15 2B, 11 HR, 68 R, 68 RBI)

Top pitchers -- Maliah Fligg, jr. (25-1, 1.35 ERA, 113.2 IP, 79 K, 28 BB), Mariah McKinnon, sr. (13-0, 1.44 ERA, 92.1 IP, 71 K, 16 BB)

IOWA CITY WEST

Record -- 36-6

Ranking -- No. 9 in Class 5A

Coach -- Jeff Kelley (5th year at West, 154-54); 17th year overall, 816-176)

Tournament history -- 1st appearance. 

First-round opponent -- Women of Troy face No. 8 Ottumwa (34-8) in a 5A quarterfinal at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Top hitters -- Tatum Klein, sr. (.431, 48 R, 36 SB), Lauren Larson, jr. (.375, 10 2B, 35 RBI), Shelly Stumpff, sr. (.375, 12 2B, 46 RBI)

Top pitchers -- Mackenzie Laux, sr. (18-4, 0.69 ERA, 142.2 IP, 190 K, 34 BB), Shelly Stumpff, sr. (10-0, 1.44 ERA, 63 IP, 43 K, 4 BB)

MID-PRAIRIE

Record -- 30-11

Ranking -- No. 4 in Class 3A

Coach -- Justin Lutjen (3rd year, 77-47)

Tournament history -- 7th appearance, fifth since 2006.

First-round opponent -- Golden Hawks face No. 9 Ballard (32-9) in a 3A quarterfinal at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday.

Top hitters -- Mallory McArtor, jr. (.460, 6 HR, 39 R, 43 RBI), Emmie Leinen, sr. (.437, 10 2B, 35 R, 25 RBI), Amber Kral, 8th (.427, 21 RBI)

Top pitchers -- Olivia Lugar, jr. (23-8, 1.89 ERA, 181.1 IP, 143 K, 36 BB)

SOLON

Record -- 35-6

Ranking -- No. 1 in Class 3A

Coach -- Ben Sorden (2nd year, 69-16)

Tournament history -- 9th appearance. 2A state champion in 2003 and 2007. 

First-round opponent -- Spartans face Waukon (14-17) in a 3A quarterfinal at 7 p.m. Monday.

Top hitters -- Kara Misel, jr. (.544, 16 2B, 13 HR, 53 R, 52 RBI), Taylor Nearad, fr. (.523, 12 2B, 41 R, 39 RBI), Mel Breza, sr. (.488, 34 R, 40 RBI)

Top pitcher -- Arran Weeces, sr. (18-2, 1.05 ERA, 140.2 IP, 215 K, 79 BB)

WAUKON

Record -- 14-17

Ranking -- Unranked in Class 3A

Coach -- Bob Wasson (1st year at Waukon, 14-17; 3rd year overall, 27-64)

Tournament history -- 6th appearance, the first since 1996. State runner-up in 1977.

First-round opponent -- Indians face No. 1 Solon (35-6) in a 3A quarterfinal at 7 p.m. Monday.

Top hitters -- Daneisha Snitker, jr. (.409, 32 R, 30 RBI, 13 2B, 4 HR), Mullen Wacker, sr. (.352, 20 R)

Top pitcher -- Billy Brink, sr. (7-14, 4.88 ERA, 136.1 IP, 53 K, 36 BB)

WASHINGTON (Iowa)

Record -- 31-8

Ranking -- No. 7 in Class 4A

Coach -- Angie Shrader (13th year, 243-261)

Tournament history -- 2nd appearance. Other was in 1997. 

First-round opponent -- Demons face No. 3 Carlisle (32-8) in a 4A quarterfinal at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Top hitters -- Maddie Bohr, jr. (.508, 54 R, 24 SB), Stephanie Fishback, soph. (.487, 37 R, 7 3B), Kaitlin Buchholz, jr. (.435, 35 R, 17 2B, 3 HR, 48 RBI)

Top pitchers -- Ashley Rausch, soph. (19-4, 1.74 ERA, 148.2 IP, 106 K, 69 BB), Maddie Bohr, jr. (12-4, 2.96 ERA, 82.2 IP, 70 K, 43 BB)

WEST DELAWARE

Record -- 30-10

Ranking -- Unranked in Class 4A

Coach -- Kevin Schuchmann (9th year at West Delaware, 333-89; 27th year overall, 769-407)

Tournament history -- 12th appearance. Claimed 3A state title in 2007.

First-round opponent -- Hawks face No. 1 Clear Creek Amana (41-1) in a 4A quarterfinal at 1 p.m. Tuesday.

Top hitters -- Autumn Reeder, sr. (.474, 6 2B, 5 3B, 44 R, 33 RBI), Alyssa McDowell, jr. (.416), Emily Thole, fr. (.362, 42 R, 21 RBI)

Top pitcher -- Hannah Cole, soph. (27-7, 1.81 ERA, 217 IP, 183 K, 125 BB)

Have you found an error or omission in our reporting? Is there other feedback and/or ideas you want to share with us? Tell us here.



Featured Jobs from corridorcareers.com