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Grady 2nd team all-HOIC; Harms and Lewis HM

Mackenzy Grady takes a cut at a pitch during South Hamilton’s Class 2A regional game against Grundy Center earlier this month. The sophomore was recently named to the all-HOIC second team. DFJ photo/Troy Banning

WEBSTER CITY — The South Hamilton softball team secured three all-conference spots from the Heart of Iowa Conference coaches at the conclusion of the season earlier this month.

Mackenzy Grady, a sophomore catcher, was named to the second-team, while senior pitcher Jessi Harms and junior shortstop Emma Lewis were honorable mention selections.

In her first season behind the plate, Grady made just three errors and threw out a pair of runners attempting to steal bases. Her .955 fielding percentage was the highest on the team.

Grady was also a team leader at the plate where she hit .439 with 18 hits, including seven that went for extra bases. She led the team or shared the team lead in average, doubles (four), triples (one), home runs (two) and RBIs (10).

Harms started nine games inside the pitcher’s circle for South Hamilton and put together a 5-4 record with a 5.38 ERA. She struck out 42 batters in 56 innings of work.

Jessi Harms

At the plate, Harms checked in with a .432 batting average that included 15 singles and nine RBIs.

Lewis was the Hawks’ stabilizing force on the infield and had a solid season at the plate as well. She hit at a .319 clip with four doubles.

North Polk and Gilbert led the way on the all-HOIC first team with six and three honors, respectively.

All-HOIC Softball

First Team

Emma Lewis

Pitcher — Chloe Dougherty, North Polk; Lauren Nissen, Gilbert.

Catcher — Riley Johannes, PCM; Tricia Sporaa, North Polk.

Infield — Addi Vorm, Nevada; Hannah Foster, North Polk; Ellie Owen, North Polk; Bella Nelson, Gilbert.

Outfield — Regan Faber, Roland-Story; Hailey Steffen, North Polk; Nessa Johnson, Gilbert.

Utility — Sydney Anderson, North Polk; Paige Steenhoek, PCM.

Second Team

Pitcher — Madison Geise, Roland-Story; Sammie Herridge, Nevada.

Catcher — Mackenzy Grady, South Hamilton; Macy Friest, Roland-Story.

Infield — Ellie Gray, Nevada; Sidney Shaver, PCM; Sydney Lynch, Gilbert; Rylee Carney, Saydel.

Outfield — Sydney Mosinski, Nevada; Riley DeVore, PCM; Katie Gescheidler, Gilbert.

Utility — Emma Hoyle, Greene County; Lani Khounsourath, Nevada.

Honorable Mention (of note)

South Hamilton — Jessi Harms, Emma Lewis.

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