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Following a memorable regional final win that came complete with an epic comeback on Tuesday evening the Clear Creek Amana softball team got more good news on Wednesday.
Clear Creek Amana has seven players earn all-WAMAC divisional honors, including a trio of first-team honorees, when the conference released its postseason awards on Wednesday.
Senior Gabrielle Bedford, junior Bailey Olerich and sophomore Ashley Webb were all West Division first team picks while sophomores Olivia Miller and Avery Allan earned second-team honors for the Clippers.
Webb was a unanimous first-team selection following a breakthrough season in which the sophomore ranked as one of the most effective pitchers in Class 4A.
The left-handed Webb went 17-5 with a 1.12 ERA and .72 WHIP while striking out 158 in a team-high 150 2/3 innings.
Bedford was a first-team pick as an infielder after the senior shortstop put together the best season of her career.
She hit .429 with a team-high six home runs and 37 RBI and had the game-winning hit in the regional final, a two-run double to right field.
Olerich was a first-team honoree as an outfielder after a junior season in which she established herself as one of the best leadoff hitters in 4A.
Olerich hit a team-high .473, scored 31 runs and stole 33 bases while driving in 15 runs.
Miller was a second-team pick as an infielder after hitting .300 with 23 runs scored and 17 RBI while Allan hit .394 with three home runs and 33 RBI on her way to being a second-team outfield pick.
Senior Kaitlyn LeFleuer catcher and freshman infielder Reese Stockman were both honorable mention honorees for Clear Creek Amana.
Solon also had seven players earn all-division honors highlighted by four Spartans earning East Division first-team honors.
Senior catcher Sarah Heick, senior outfielder Monet Barnhouse, junior first baseman Camryn Keith and sophomore shortstop Hilary Wilson all earned first team honors for Solon.
Freshman pitcher Kendall Jensen was a second-team selection and junior Tiffany Primmer and eighth-grader Izzy Frees were both honorable mention picks for the Spartans.
Heick earned first team honors at catcher after hitting .589 with eight home runs and 56 RBI while Wilson hit .548 with 28 extra-base hits including seven home runs and 47 RBI.
Keith batted .515 with eight home runs and 55 RBI while earning first team utility honors and Barnhouse hit .488 with two home runs and 35 RBI.
Jensen posted a 15-8 record and 2.04 ERA while striking out 70 in 113 1/3 innings to earn second-team East Division honors.
WAMAC Conference All-Division Softball Teams
First team – P: *Ashley Webb, Soph., Clear Creek Amana; *Peyton Driscoll, Soph., Williamsburg. C: Carly Campbell, Sr., Williamsburg. INF:Gabrielle Bedford, Sr., Clear Creek Amana; Elle Ridgeway, Soph., Williamsburg; Aliza Mollenhauer, Sr., Center Point-Urbana. OF: Bailey Olerich, Jr., Clear Creek Amana; *Ashlynn Ellenbecker, Sr., South Tama; Sarah Gorkow, Jr., Benton Community. UTIL: Shannon Finn, Fr., Williamsburg; Alyse Harvey, Sr., Benton Community.
Second team– P: Shanna Kleve, Jr., Independence; Jayden Kennebeck, Sr., Williamsburg. C: Sophia Kreutner, Soph., Vinton-Shellsburg. INF: Gabby McKee, Jr., Benton Community; Brooke Beatty, Sr., Independence; Olivia Miller, Soph., Clear Creek Amana. OF: Avery Allan, Soph., Clear Creek Amana; Bella Louvar, 8th, Independence; Charlotte Wetjen, Sr., Williamsburg. UTIL: Kate Buscher, Sr., Benton Community; Olivia Perez, Soph., Center Point-Urbana.
Honorable mention – Emma Townsley, Fr., Benton Community; Hannah Greiner, 8th, Benton Community; Shaelyn Hansen, Sr., Center Point-Urbana; Claire Neighbor, Sr., Center Point-Urbana; Kaitlyn LeFleur, Sr., Clear Creek Amana; Reese Stockman, Fr., Clear Creek Amana; Addi Bailey, Jr., Independence; Dakota Whitman, Soph., Independence; Jordyn Cremeans, Sr., South Tama; Gwen Upah, Sr., South Tama; Keira Ott, Sr., Vinton-Shellsburg; Anna Becker, Jr., Vinton-Shellsburg; Jenna Thurm, Soph., Williamsburg; Makenna Hughes, 8th, Williamsburg
Player of the year – Ashlynn Ellenbecker, Sr., South Tama
First team – P: *Jenna Sprague, Jr., Mount Vernon; Megan Kessens, Sr., Marion. C: Sarah Heick, Sr., Solon. INF: Maia Bentley, Jr., Mount Vernon; Ella Koloc, Jr., West Delaware; Hilary Wilson, Soph., Solon. OF: Monet Barnhouse, Sr., Solon; *Nadia Telecky, Jr., Mount Vernon; Alivia Schulte, Soph., West Delaware. UTIL: Jenna Wiebenga, Jr., Maquoketa; Camryn Keith, Jr., Solon
Second team– P:Kendall Jensen, Fr., Solon; Erin Mullen, Soph., West Delaware. C: Peyton Johnson, Soph., Marion. INF: Lilly See, Soph., Mount Vernon; Tenley Cavanagh, Jr., Maquoketa; Shea Steffen, Soph., Dyersville Beckman. OF: Lauren Ryan, Sr., Mount Vernon; Eve Wedewer, Sr., West Delaware; Kylie Kramer, Jr., Marion. UTIL: Kenna Rollinger, Soph., Mount Vernon; Mia Peyton, Sr., West Delaware.
Honorable mention – Nell McDermott, Sr., Dyersville Beckman; Mia Maiers, Soph., Dyersville Beckman; Addie Bowman, Sr., Maquoketa; Clare Hackman, Soph., Maquoketa; Maddie Steffen, Sr., Marion; Michaela Goad, Fr., Marion; Ashlyn Steen, Sr., Mount Vernon; Addison Gookin, Fr., Mount Vernon; Tiffany Primmer, Jr., Solon; Izzy Frees, 8th, Solon. Heather Heims, Sr., West Delaware; Alissa Holtz, Sr., West Delaware
Player of the year – Jenna Sprague, Jr., Mount Vernon