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Six Clippers on WaMaC All-Conference softball teams

North Liberty Leader
TIFFIN– The WaMaC high school athletic conference released its 2015 All-Conference softball teams Wednesday, July 15, with six Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Clippers earning berths.
Benton Community’s Eric Stenberg earned the West Division Coach of the Year honors and his Bobcats won the conference with an 18-0 WaMaC showing and a 37-3 record overall. Center Point-Urbana was second in the final regular season standings at 13-5 and 26-13, with the Clippers third at 12-6 and 21-16.
Seniors Lexi Kinnaird and Lauren Stopko were First Team picks at pitcher and infielder respectively. Kinnaird posted a 13-6 record after 115-1/3 innings in the circle. She struck out 154, walked 24 and finished with a 1.27 ERA. At the plate, Kinnaird had 36 hits including five home runs and 10 doubles with 27 RBI and 11 runs scored. Stopko had 52 put-outs this season with a fielding percentage of .944. At bat, Stopko had 42 hits including five triples and five doubles with 10 RBI. She scored 10 runs with a .362 batting average.
Sophomore Grace Murray and junior Skylar Hop were Second Team picks at catcher and infield respectively. Murray had 181 put-outs with a .975 fielding percentage. At bat, she knocked 47 hits including five home runs and 10 doubles with 32 RBI and eight runs scored. Hop had 155 put-outs with a .953 percentage. She accrued a 3-7 record in the circle with a 4.34 ERA, striking out 22, walking eight and giving up 37 earned runs. At bat, Hop knocked out 52 hits with one homer, nine doubles, 17 RBI. She scored eight runs with a .380 batting average.
Hannah Mougin, a senior, and Jacquelyn Fairholm, a junior, earned Honorable Mention. Mougin had 20 hits with one triple and three doubles, batted in 13 runners and scored seven runs with a .190 batting average. In the outfield, Mougin had 61 put-outs and a .914 percentage in 39 games. Fairholm knocked 29 hits, including one homer and six doubles while driving in a dozen runners and crossing the plate 14 times herself with a .333 batting average. Fairholm also made 36 put-outs in 37 games with a .870 fielding percentage.
Williamsburg was fourth in the West Division at 9-8 and 16-19, followed by Marion (6-10, 20-14), Vinton-Shellsburg (6-12, 18-19), Independence (4-12, 10-25) and South Tama (0-18, 1-31).