Gibson County is filled with talent when it comes to softball.
So narrowing a list to fill an All-Gibson County team was incredibly difficult. But thanks to nominations from the coaches and a list of season stats, the team is here.
All players are listed in no particular order.
KENZIE TOOLEY, WMHS
Kenzie Tooley was the No. 1 pitcher for the Wood Memorial High School Lady Trojans, throwing majority of their innings this season.
But Tooley wasn’t just a dominant pitcher, her hitting helped her reach ann All-Blue Chip Conference honorable mentions (that should have been an actual nod) with a .257 batting average, eight walks, 16 runs scored and 12 RBIs.
KACI GOFORTH, PCHS
Kaci Goforth was named the Princeton Community High School Lady Tigers team MVP by head coach Brian Modafari after being named to the All-Big 8 Conference team with an outstanding season.
From the mound, Goforth tossed over 100 strikeouts to the tune of a 1.52 ERA and 10 wins on the season.
From the plate, Goforth hit with a .474 against Big 8 Conference opponents and a .265 average on the season.
JAIME NURRENBERN, GSHS
Nurrenbern was the best pitcher in Gibson County this season and has the stats to back it up.
Behind a 26-2 record, a 0.65 ERA and 172 strikeouts in 183.1 innings pitched, Nurrenbern was named to the All-Pocket Athletic Conference team and 1st Team All-State. Nurrenbern was also the leading vote getter in District 5 to put her up for Indiana Miss Softball and a trip to the North-South All-Star game.
From the plate, Nurrenbern led the Titans with 11 homers with 29 RBIs and a .423 batting average.
COLBY ROGERS, GSHS
Colby Rogers had a successful season for Gibson Southern.
As an outfielder, Rogers finished the season hitting .320 on the year with 31 hits, 14 RBIs, two homers and four stolen bases.
ALYSSA BOWERS, PCHS
Bowers was a solid outfielder for the Princeton Tigers this year.
From the outfield, Bowers hit .250 on the season and recorded 18 RBIs.
BRENNA MAIKRANZ, WMHS
Brenna Maikranz continued a dominating athletic senior year.
After leading the Lady Trojans to a girls basketball state championship, Maikranz hit .588 during the softball season while being named the team MVP and to the All-Blue Chip Conference team.
Maikranz hit six triples with 28 runs scored, four walks, 13 RBIs and 49 hits, including many bunt singles.
LAUREN LINGAFELTER, GSHS
Batter-mate to Jaime Nurrenbern makes the All-Gibson County team after being named to the All-PAC team.
Lingafelter hit .365 on the season with 24 RBIs and five homers.
CORA BLUME, GSHS
Every time I attended a Gibson Southern softball game and Cora Blume was at the plate, it seemed like she was getting on base.
That’s because she hit .448 on the season en route to an All-PAC nod and a 3rd team All-State nod.
Of her eight homers this season, I’m pretty sure I saw at least half of them while she recorded 29 RBIs on 47 hits while stealing seven bases.
HANNAH BRYANT, GSHS
Bryant, along with Rogers, provided a great 1-2 punch for the Lady Titans this season.
The Gibson Southern starting second baseman hit to the tune of .376 while smacking two homers along with 20 RBIs on 32 hits.
TORI MATTHEWS, PCHS
A Southwest Indiana All-Star and All-Big 8 Conference selection, Tori Matthews was a leader on and off the field for the Lady Tigers.
As a captain and “on-field coach” according to Modafari, Matthews set a team record for most hits in a season while batting .495 with 23 RBIs.
SYDNEY DAY, WMHS
The Wood Memorial High School shortstop, and daughter of head coach Amy Day, had a successful softball season after the state championship basketball season.
Day was named to the All-Blue Chip team with a batting average of .329 with 24 RBIs and 17 runs scored.