Girls Varsity Softball
Game Summaries & Headlines.
Columbus North sophomore Sierra Norman and junior Bailey Lofton were recognized as co-Most Valuable Players of the Bull Dogs' 2018 softball team at the team awards gathering on Monday evening (June 4).
Norman hit a team-best .508 with four doubles, one triple, six home runs and 21 runs batted in for a squad that posted a 5-16 record. She also added a .944 fielding percentage while primarily playing third base. She collected MVP honors for the second consecutive season.
Lofton, the team’s catcher, hit .491 with seven doubles, seven home runs and a team-best 27 RBIs. Lofton had a .921 fielding percentage.
Sophomore Brooke Bruin, junior Brooke Rice and freshman Meghan Waggoner received other awards.
Bruin was cited as winner of the team’s Bull Dog Award. Primarily a shortstop, Bruin hit .270 with four doubles and 10 RBIs. Bruin and Lofton were co-Bull Dog Award winners in 2017.
Rice, primarily an outfielder, was winner of the team’s Most Improved Award. She hit .255 with two doubles.
` Waggoner was presented the Coach’s Award. The pitcher struck out 148 batters while walking just 31 and posted a 4.84 earned-run average in 107 innings. Waggoner pitched one five-inning no-hitter against Hauser, and she added one double and one home run as a hitter.
Earlier, Lofton was honored as first-team all-Conference Indiana. Norman and sophomore Lilly Hurt were named honorable mention all-conference. Hurt hit .333 with four doubles, one home run and nine RBIs.
No Columbus North players were voted to the 2018 all-district and all-state teams as chosen by the Indiana Coaches of Girls Sports Association.
Those receiving varsity letters were juniors Terri Dale, Jenna Fath, Bailey Lofton and Brooke Rice; sophomores Brooke Bruin, Lilly Hurt, Sierra Norman and Brittany Reichenba; and freshmen Haylee Acton, Anjenzie Gonzales, Shaelynn Scruggs, Catey Streeval, Aden Voss and Meghan Waggoner.