Three members of the Nashville Hornettes softball team picked up postseason honors this past week, as the 2017 Class 2A Illinois Coaches Association All-State Teams, and the Southern Illinois Coaches Association All-South Softball Selections were announced.
Mackenzie McFeron was selected to the 2017 Class 2A Illinois Coaches Association All-State First Team. Karly Stanowski, and Sophie Heck were named to the 2017 Class 2A Illinois Coaches Association All-State Third Team.
McFeron and Stanowski were also both named Southern Illinois Coaches Association All-South.
McFeron was the Hornettes primary shortstop this season, and led off for Nashville in each of the Hornettes 36 games this season. McFeron led the Hornettes with 139 plate appearances, 127 at-bats, a .591 batting average, an on-base-percentage of .623, an OPS of 1.379, 75 hits, 65 singles, five triples, 62 runs, and 62 stolen bases.
Stanowski was behind the plate for the Hornettes in every game this season. Stanowski finished with a .382 average, and led the Hornettes with 13 doubles and 39 RBIs. Stanowski was second on the team with six home runs this season.
Heck led Nashville with eight home runs this season, a .759 slugging percentage, and was second on the team with 10 doubles, four triples, and 34 RBIs. Heck finished with a .337 batting average this season.
The Hornettes finished with a 22-14 record, and won the IHSA Class 2A West Frankfort Regional. Nashville’s season ended with a loss to Pinckneyville in the semi-finals of the IHSA Class 2A Harrisburg Sectional.