The Southern Illinois Coaches Association announced their All-South lists for Girls Track, Baseball and Softball this past week. Washington County was well represented. In Girls Track, Nashville had three individuals and all four relays named All-South. Okawville had one athlete named All-South in Girls Track. In Baseball. Nashville finished with three All-South players. Okawville finished with one. The Hornettes softball team had two players named All-South.
Nashville’s girls track team had a great season, which included sending ten athletes to the State Meet. Halle Rueter, who advanced to the State Track Meet in four events, was named All-South as a sprinter. Sydney Schnitker qualified for State for the third consecutive year in the Triple Jump, and was named All-South as a jumper. Carli Hoffman was named All-South as a thrower. Hoffman advanced to State in the Shot Put. All four of Nashville’s relays were named All-South. Each of the relays also advanced to the State Meet. The 4X800 was ran at State by Kylie Kozuszek, Kiley Heidel, Grace Maschhoff, and Hailey Baugh. The 4X200M Relay and the 4X100M Relay were ran at State by Destyn Herrington, Rueter, Jadah Heidel, and Talanie Kozuszek. The 4X400M Relay was ran at the State Meet by Herrington, Kiley Heidel, Jadah Heidel, and Talanie Kozuszek.
Okawville’s Megan Cook, who qualified for the State Meet in the Discus was named All-South as a thrower.
Nashville had two sophomores and a senior named All-South. Bryce Bultman, Cole Malawy, and Gavin Baldwin all were named All-South.
Malawy started every game at shortstop this season for Nashville. Malawy led the Hornets in at-bats, plate appearances, and walks. Malawy finished with 147 plate appearances, and 115 at bats. Malawy tied for the team lead in hits, singles, RBIs, and runs. Malawy finished with 44 hits, 33 of which were singles. Malawy doubled nine times, and hit one triple and one home run. Malawy batted .383 on the season, which was second on the team.
Baldwin was a force in the middle up the lineup for the Hornets. Baldwin led Nashville in extra base hits, total bases, doubles, and home runs. Baldwin tied for the team lead with 40 RBIs, and 41 runs scored. Baldwin played right field primarily, but also saw some time on the mound this season. On the mound, Baldwin appeared in eight games, all of which were in relief. Baldwin finished 1-1 with 11 strikeouts in eight innings.
Bultman played in every game for the Hornets seeing time at first base and on the mound. Bultman led the team in doubles, and batting average. Bultman tied for the team lead in hits and singles. Bultman was second on the team in innings pitched, games pitched, wins, runs, on base percentage, and slugging percentage. Bultman finished with 44 hits, 33 singles, 11 doubles, and a .415 average. Bultman ended the season with a .496 on base percentage, and a .519 slugging percentage. On the mound, Bultman pitched in 14 games, ten of which he started. Bultman pitched 48 innings, and finished with a 6-2 record. Bultman record one save. Bultman struck out 36 and finished with a 2.042 ERA.
Okawville’s Will Aubel was named All-South.
Two members of the Hornettes team were named All-South. Senior Sophie Heck, and sophomore Josie Woodrome received the honor.
Heck saw time in both center field and behind the plate for the Hornettes. Woodrome played shortstop as well as pitched for Nashville throughout the year. The Hornettes fell to State Runner-Up Pinckneyville in the Regional Championship game.