The Shelbyville Lady Ram softball graduated a historic class last year and began re-tooling this season. They bowed out in the regional championship game with a record of 11-20 (3-8 OVC).
The Lady Rams held their season award night recently and sophomore pitcher Torre Koontz was voted as the Team MVP and earned the Queen of the Circle pitching award. Koontz (6-13) threw 102 innings, struck out 67, and had an ERA of 4.60. Koontz also was the 4th best hitter on the team. Koontz hit .366, had a slugging percentage of .495 and led the team with 10 walks.
Madison Boone earned the Highest Batting Average Award, hitting .442 and slugging at a .692 percentage. She led the team in at bats (104) and led in hits (46). Boone scored the most runs (32) and hit the most doubles (13). Boone jacked a team-high three home runs and drove in a team-leading 26 runs. Boone also stole a team-high 11 bases.
Boone pitched started 13 games in the circle, finishing with a 5-7 record. She pitched 80 innings, struck out 57 and had an ERA of 5.95. Her ERA was slightly better in conference games.
Kayla Brachbill earned the Golden Glove Award. The 2nd baseman was second in hitting. She batted .431 and struck out only five times, just once in every 18.6 at bats. She led the team with 34 singles, a team 2nd 44 hits in all. She scored a team 2nd 28 runs. She hit 10 doubles and had 18 RBIs.
Jensen Cloe was the recipient of two awards; Sportsmanship and Hardest Worker Awards. Cloe hit .377, blasting three home runs and slugging .662%, second best on the team.
Junior varsity player Maitri Patel also received the Sportsmanship Award, while JV player Amber Atteberry received the Most Improved Award.
Freshman Maddie Holland stepped into the varsity line-up finished the season hitting .363 with a team-high three triples and two home runs. She had nine doubles and a slugging percentage of .593.