|IAC SOFTBALL: TIOGA LANDS SIX FIRST-TEAM SMALL SCHOOL DIVISIONAL ALL-STARS, S-VE NABS TWO SPOTS (2018-06-06)
Valley Sports Report
THE VALLEY — Tioga dominated play in the IAC South Small School Division, and was rewarded in recent voting by the division’s coaches with six players honored as first-team all-stars, and two named honorable mention, while S-VE had two first-teamers, and five recognized in all.
Mariah Culver, senior, Tioga: A hard-throwing pitcher, and a powerful hitter, Culver was one the most dangerous two-way players in the IAC.
Culver led the team with a .456 batting average (team-high 31 hits in 68 ABs) with five doubles, three triples, three home runs, eight stolen bases, and a team-high 25 RBI. She scored 19 runs, had a .750 sagging percentage and a 1.243 OBP.
In the pitchers circle, Culver posted a 1.36 ERA in 67 innings. She allowed 36 hits and 23 walks, while striking out 123. Opposing batters hit just .149 against her.
Madalyn Dydynski, senior, Tioga: A good defender at second base, Dydynski enjoyed her best season in the pitcher’s circle.
Dydynski post an 0.78 REA in 57 2/3 innings. She allowed 39 hits and 12 walks, while striking out 75. Opposing batters hit just .181 against her.
She hit .344 (22 hits in 64 ABs) with three doubles, two triples, 15 RBI, 10 stolen bases, and 19 runs scored.
Marissa Howe, senior, Tioga: A strong-armed catcher, Howe hit .390 (23 hits in 59 ABs) with five doubles, one triple, five RBI, and 10 runs scored. She also walked a team-high 10 times and had a .508 on-base percentage.
Kurstan Martin, senior, Tioga: A three-year starter, Martin hit .250 (14 hits in 56 ABs) with one double, one triple, one home run, five stolen bases, 15 RBI, and 17 runs scored.
Daysha Rorick, senior, S-VE: A strong presence behind the plate, Rorick also earned four of the Lady Panthers’ wins in the pitcher’s circle.
Rorick hit . 328 (21 hits in 64 ABs) with four doubles, two triples, one home run, nine stolen bases, 17 runs scored, and 14 RBI. She also worked 12 walks and had a .434 on-base percentage.
Maralee Rose, senior, S-VE: A solid defender at the hot corner, Rose hit .245 with 11 runs scored and 11 RBI.
Giovanna Rossi, sophomore, Tioga: Versatile on defense, Rossi value in her first varsity season came in the batter’s box.
Rossi was second on the team with a .400 batting average (20 hits in 50 ABs) with a team-high 13 extra-base hits — five doubles, and team-high four triples and four home runs — 23 RBI, and 18 runs scored. She had a team-high .900 slugging percentage and a team-best 1.356 OBP.
Sara Strong, senior, Tioga: A solid defender at third base, Strong hit .394 (26 hits in 66 ABs) with a team-high six doubles, to go along with two triples, eighth stolen bases, 13 RBI and 21 runs scored.
Also named to the first team were O-M’s Grace Vondracek, Kateri Conners, Heidi Casselberry, Megan Jenkins, and Lydia Lynch; and Newfield Ataxia Denmark.
Hannah Harmon, junior, S-VE: Harmon hit .291 on the season, and was the Lady Panthers “most improved player,” according to coach Ron Miller.
Rianna Lawrence, 8th-grader, S-VE: A tremendous athlete, Lawrence made an impact in her first varsity season.
Lawrence hit .288 with 10 runs scored, and six RBI. She also had two wins in pitcher’s circle.
Madison Sousa, sophomore, catcher: Sousa was a defensive force behind the plate, throwing out 13 runners attempting to steal.
Kelsey Vosburgh, junior, Tioga: A spark plug in the Lady Tiger line-up, Vosburgh hit .350 (21 hits in 60 ABs) with five doubles, two triples, 10 RBI, 12 runs scored, and a team-high 11 stolen bases.
Kylie Zimmerman, 8th grade, Tioga: A tremendous athlete, Zimmer was an impact player in her first varsity season.
She hit .393 (24 hits in 61 ABs) with six doubles, two triples, one home run, 13 RBI, 10 stolen bases, and a team-high 25 runs scored. She was third on the team with a 1.046 OBP.
Also receiving honorable mention recognition was Isabel Foote.
IN PHOTO: Tioga’s Mariah Culver and Madalyn Dydynski.
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