EUHS softball garners county wide recognition

After a 13-1 season, a league championship and an appearance in the Valley Championship game, the Exeter girls softball team can claim a lot of accomplishments for their 2005 season.

At the close of the season the girls have been recognized amongst their teammates, in the league and even in the county. The following are the end of the year honors that the Monarchs received.

Team Awards:

MVP Amy Noel was the team's pitcher and top hitter. Amy's stats for the season include 67 strike-outs for 107 innings pitched.

Her ERA was .93 with a win-loss record 12-1 in league and 18-7 overall. Her batting average was .395 for league play and her on base percentage (OBP) of .706 had her scoring 22 runs with 16 stolen bases.

Best Defensive Award went to shortstop Jody Williamson. She started in every game this season and led the team in the infield and at plate. Her fielding percentage was .928 and she had 79 put-outs for season. Her batting average was .432 in league play and .403 overall. Her slugging percentage was .480 to score 25 runs for the season. Jody had the most stolen bases with 17.

The Best Offensive Award went to outfielder Callie Souza. She had the team high batting average and most of the team's RBIs.

She batted for a .406 overall batting average and .432 for league play.

Callie racked up a high 24 RBIs and also had the highest slugging percentage of .638.

The Most Versatile Award went to Marlene Gonzalez. She played infield or outfield with a very powerful arm said coach Karen Zeibak. She hit the most doubles for team with six total and scored 20 times for a season batting average of .373.

The Coach's Award went to Haileigh Fahrni. She was the designated hitter this season. She hit .387 overall, Haileigh received base hits in every playoff game at the end of the season.

Most Inspirational was Markie Simons, a junior infielder that helped to encourage every player to do their best all season. She was a great inspiration to the whole team.

All-League, First Team

All-League Players include Amy Noel, Jody Williamson, Kylie Souza

Kylie Souza, a junior, hit .246 with 8 runs and an OBP of .508. She played tough defensive at second base with a total of 71 assists for season.

All-League, Second Team

Second team included both Callie Souza and Marlene Gonzalez. Melissa Rapoza, Haileigh Fahrni, Stephanie Ford, Cortney Whitlock, and Courtney Grim all received Honorable Mentions.

All County First Team

All-Tulare County First Team, Jody Williamson for shortstop and Callie Souza as the utility player.

All County Second Team

Second Team included pitcher Amy Noel and second baseman Kylie Souza.

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