Alison Benz earns first-team All-State honors
The Wabasso girls softball team recently had four players earn All-State honors for their efforts on the diamond this spring. Senior Alison Benz was a first-team selection. Senior Lainy Rohlik and junior Emily Benz were second team selections and senior Madalyn Heiling was an Honorable Mention selection. Alison Benz was an offensive juggernaut for the Rabbits as she batted an eye-opening .634 with 52 hits in 82 at-bats including three doubles, three triples and 15 RBI’s. She also had a team-high 34 stolen bases, scored a team-high 43 runs and had a .705 on-base percentage. Junior Emily Benz was the staff ace (pitching stats were unavailable) and also had a strong year at the plate finishing second on the team with a .506 batting average. She was also second in hits with 42 - including six doubles a triple and a homerun - and led the team with 30 RBI’s. She added 10 stolen bases and scored 31 runs with a .598 on-base percentage. Heiling was third on the team with a .352 batting average. She finished with 25 hits - including seven doubles - and scored 22 runs, had 18 RBI’s and stole nine bases. Rohlik would finish with a .315 batting average that included 23 hits (five doubles and two homeruns), 24 RBI’s, 18 runs scored an a .480 on-base percentage. Sophomore Megan Rothmeier batted .339 with 21 hits - including seven doubles, a triple and a homerun - and added 17 RBI’s and 22 runs scored. Freshman Cora Eichten batted .310 with 22 hits - including three doubles and a homerun - 20 RBI’s and a .452 on-base percentage. Senior Alyssa Greenlee batted. .303 with 20 hits - including five doubles - 16 RBI’s and 21 runs scored and Sophomore Jenna Frank hit .281 with 18 hits (two doubles), five RBI’s and a .468 on-base percentage. Senior Lexi Irlbeck would finish with a .254 batting average that included 13 hits (four doubles) and 11 RBI’s. The Rabbits recently handed out team awards with Emily Benz earning MVP honors, Alison Benz taking home the Silver Slugger Award, Eichten named Most Improved Player, Irlbeck earning the Gold Glove Award and Heiling and Greenlee picking up Rabbit Awards. Alison Benz, Emily Benz, Megan Rothmeier, Rohlik and Heiling were all named to the All-Tomahawk Conference team.