|NEW YORK STATE SOFTBALL: WAVERLY'S HAMONND NAMED CLASS B FIRST-TEAM ALL-STATE; MENNIG EARNS THIRD-TEAM HONORS (2018-06-20)
Valley Sports Report
WAVERLY— Waverly junior Wendi Hammond was named to the Class B first-team all-state softball team, while her battery mate senior Zoe Mennig was named to the third team by the New York State Sportswriters Association.
Hammond, a dynamic two-way performer, earned recognition for her efforts in the pitcher’s circle, where she posted an 11-5 record with a 0.40 ERA. She allowed 45 hits and 24 walks in 105 innings, while striking out 177. Opposing batters hit just .119 against her.
At the plate, Hammond hit .537 (36 hits in 67 ABs) with nine doubles, one triple, two home runs, 20 RBI, 33 runs scored and 15 stolen bases. She also walked eight times for a .597 on-base percentage with a .791 slugging percentage and a team-best 1.388 OPS.
Mennig, a five-year starter and a dynamic defender behind the plate, was honored for her performance at catcher. She committed just one error in 204 total chances for a .995 fielding percentage, and threw out four runners attempting to steal second base.
Mennig also hit .358 (24 hits in 67 ABs) with six doubles, three triples, three home runs, 23 RBI and 18 runs scored. She had a .672 slugging percentage, and a 1.083 OPS.
Mennig will be playing collegiately at SUNY Oswego in the fall.
IN PHOTO: Waverly's Wendi Hammond (left) and Zoe Mennig (right). ... VSR STOCK PHOTOS.
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