Shelbyville Daily Union

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June 10, 2014

Okaw softball season in books

Okaw Valley softball had a solid year in 2014, including a winning season (16-11) and five players being named All-LOVC conference.

Okaw Valley hit .357 as a team with an on base percentage of .423. scored 192 runs with 150 RBIs, while allowing 151 runs. They had 256 hits and struck out 147 times with 80 walks. They had 56 extra-base hits: 41 doubles, 9 triples, 6 home runs.

Senior infielder Addie Kesterson and junior infielder Paige Harlin were both named the the 1st Team All-LOVC. Junior catcher Amy Orris, junior pitcher Amanda McClain, and senior outfielder Ashlyn Sutton were all named to 2nd Team All-LOVC.

Although Amy Orris was relegated to the 2nd team, she led the Timberwolves in a majority of hitting statistics. She played all 27 games, had the most at bats (82) and had the most hits (41). She led the team with 13 doubles and 26 RBIs.

Orris also struck out just four times in 82 at bats, just one strikeout for every 20.5 at bats. Her batting average was .500 with an on base percentage of .559. Orris also had a fielding percentage of .928 with 34 putouts, 30 assists and five errors in 69 chances.

Amanda McClain was the Okaw ace and also led the team in batting average. McClain finished with a record of 8-7, going against the stiffest competition. She pitched 86 innings and allowed 38 runs (3.09 ERA).

McClain registered 126 strikeouts, 1.5 Ks per inning, 10.5 per 7-inning game. McClain also hit .526 with an on base percentage of .597. She was tops in the team with three tirples and stole a team-high 15 bases, getting caught just once.

Kesterson earned 1st team honors by hitting .522 with an on base percentage of .566. She drove in 19 runs. Harlin hit .371 with a .470 on base percentage. She also led the team with eight sacrifices and had a .927 fielding percentage in 96 chances, getting 43 put outs and 46 assists with just seven errors. She struck out just once in every eight at bats.

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