IAC SOFTBALL: WAVERLY LANDS FOUR DIVISIONAL ALL-STARS — TWO FIRST-TEAM, TWO SECOND-TEAM
(2023-05-24)Valley Sports Report
THE VALLEY — Waverly had two first-team selection, and also had two second-team selections on the IAC South Large School Divisional softball all-stars in recent voting by the division’s coaches.
Junior Olivia Robinson and senior Michaela Lauper were first-team picks for the Wolverines, while 8th-grader Hannah Carpenter and sophomore Meghan Apgar received second-team nods.
Notre Dame senior Olivia Switzer was named the division’s Most Valuable Player. She posted a 12-3 record in the pitcher’s circle with a 2.12 ERA, and 148 strikes against just 18 base on balls in 95 2/3 innings pitched. Switzer hit .448 with eight doubles, 18 RBI, and 22 runs scored.FIRST TEAM
Olivia Robinson, junior, Waverly:
Robinson had a big year at the plate, and was solid in the circle for the Lady Wolverines.
Robinson hit .490 (24 hits in 49 ABs), and had 12 walks for a .597 on-base percentage and a 1.291 OPS. She had seven doubles, one home run, 17 RBI, 15 runs scored, and was 9-for-9 in stolen base attempts.
In the circle, Robinson was 8-5 with a 6.10 ERA. She stuck out 74 and walked 35 in 80 1/3 innings.Michaela Lauper, senior, Waverly:
An excellent defensive outfielder, Lauper hit .354 (23 hits in 65 ABs) with three doubles, two triples, 11 RBI, and 24 runs scored. She was 19-for-19 in stolen base attempts.
Also named to the first team
were: Senior Lawson Bigelow, señor Ava Mustico, senior Payton Miller, senior Izzy Griffin, senior Shannon Maloney — Notre Dame; junior Gabby Milazzo, sophomore Kailey Ripley, and senior Madasyn Huffner — Edison; senior Leah Austin-Whittaker — Newark Valley; and freshman Jillian Holmes, sophomore Katelyn Klym, and junior Raegan Sudnikovich — SVEC.SECOND TEAM
Hannah Carpenter, 8th-grader, Waverly:
An excellent defensive catcher, Carpenter was first or second on the team in most offensive categories.
She hit .414 (24 hits in 58 ABs) with seven doubles, one triple, 12 RBI, nine runs scored, and was 4-for-4 in stolen base attempts. She also had an OPS of 1.029.Meghan Apgar, sophomore, Waverly:
Apgar made her presence felt for the Lady Wolverines in her first varsity campaign.
Apgar hit . 409 (18 hits in 44 ABs) with three doubles, five RBI, eight runs scored, and was 5-for-5 in stolen bases. She had an OPS of .924.
Also named to the second team
were: sophomore Emily Aiello, junior Brianna Korsky, junior Mariana Jones-Frosolone; sophomore Laura Ludwig — Newark Valley; sophomore Faith Brenchley, junior Roni Presher, and junior Adriena Farmer — SVEC.
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