Pella and Pella Christian shared the top spot in the Little Hawkeye Conference final standings with identical 11-3 records as the all-conference teams were announced.

The two teams combined for six first-teamers and four second-teamers.

Oskaloosa was fifth with a 6-7 record and had four players named to the first two teams.

Senior infielder Ashley Jimenez was the lone Indian honored as a first-teamer while senior pitcher Jennifer Whitehead, sophomore infielder MacKenzie McGraw and sophomore outfielder Mackenzie Gott were named to the second team.

Selected as honorable mention choices were junior infielder Jacque Terrell, junior catcher Dana Van Renterghem and freshman utility player Shawni Wills.

Named to the first team from Pella Christian were junior pitcher Paige Blom, junior infielder Ashley Van Kooten and senior outfielder Heather Van Sant. Second-teamers included sophomore catcher Tayler Stursma and junior outfielder Shelby Weaver.

Pella first-teamers were junior pitcher Mandy Demeulenaere, junior outfielder Whitney Williams and senior utility player Whitney Pavlat. Named to the second team were junior infielder Rachel Greving and junior outfielder Lisa Houser.

Jimenez overcame a slow start at the plate to hit a solid .343 for the season with 27 runs scored and 15 RBI. She tied for sixth in the conference with 36 hits

Whitehead compiled a 9-15 record with a 3.43 ERA. She struck out 84 batters in 149 innings pitched. Whitehead was also solid at the plate as she batted .364 with 36 hits and 19 RBI.

McGraw batted .304 with 24 hits and 7 RBI before missing the final few games with injury.

Gott led the team in hitting with a .415 batting average and drove in 14 runs. She recorded 27 hits

Terrell had one of Oskaloosa’s three home runs on the season while batting .289. She recorded 28 hits, knocked in 11 runs and touched home plate 12 times.

Van Renterghem, who missed several games after being spiked on a collision at the plate, batted .274 with 17 hits.

Wills had an all-around good campaign as she batted .387 and was second in the league with 41 hits. She scored 15 runs and was fourth in the conference in RBI with 20.

Little Hawkeye Conference

Final Standings

1. Pella Christian    11-3

1. Pella    11-3

3. Norwalk    9-5

4. Newton    7-6

5. Oskaloosa    6-7

6. Grinnell    6-8

7. Knoxville    4-9

8. South Tama    0-13


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