NEW SHARON – South Iowa Cedar League announced its all-conference selections for softball and baseball over the weekend. Six players earned first or second team honors and three garnered honorable mention.
North Mahaska softball earned third place in the league under first year head coach Erica Groom. They went 12-12 overall and 10-5 in league play. Sigourney won the league at 14-1 and Colfax-Mingo was a game back at 14-2.
Senior shortstop Zoe Deucore earned a first team nod. Deucore batted .500 with 10 homeruns and 32 RBIs. She started all 24 games. With her 10 homeruns she set the career mark of 26. Deucore repeats as a first-teamer and earned second team honors as a sophomore.
Morgan Hudson picked up a second team selection as a pitcher. She threw all 24 games earning a 12-12 record. She threw 153 innings and gave up 200 hits, walked 36 and hit two batters. She struck out a school record 177. Hudson earned a first team honor as a utility player as a sophomore and honorable mention last season.
Juniors Jalayna Shipley and Caitlyn Sanders earned honorable mention. Shipley batted .318 with 27 hits and eight RBIs. She was 16-for-17 in stolen bases. Sanders batted .245 with 12 hits, eight RBIs and walked eight times.
North Mahaska baseball finished fourth in the SICL under coach Kevin Kelderman. The team posted a 10-5 conference mark and 15-8 overall. Lynnville-Sully won the league at 15-0 followed by Sigourney at 13-1 and Keota 11-3.
Junior outfielder Drake Hall was the only Warhawk to earn first team status. Hall played in 23 games with a batting average of .375 with 24 hits and nine RBIs. None of those hits was bigger than his eighth inning walk-off single that drove in the winning run in the district opener against Colfax-Mingo. He had a fielding percentage of .955 with 38 putouts.
A trio of Warhawks earned second team honors. Senior infielder Dodge Duke was named to the team with 19 putouts in 20 games with 19 hits, 11 RBIs and batted .872.
Junior Nash Smith earned honors as a pitcher. He posted a 6-1 mark with an earned run average of 2.86. He gave up 30 hits and 18 earned runs with 52 strikeouts, 27 walks and a hit batsman. At the plate, Smith batted .282 with 22 hits and 25 RBIs.
Sophomore Nate Sampson earned a spot as an outfielder. He had an .821 fielding percentage with 18 putouts. From the plate he batted .342 with four RBIs. From the leadoff spot Sampson would get on base and was 13-for-13 stealing bases and scored 31 times.
Senior Jaydyn Steil played middle infield for the Warhawks. He played all 23 games with 24 putouts and a .932 fielding percentage. He batted .260 with 16 runs on 19 hits and 10 walks. He drove in 14 runs and went 9-for-10 in stolen bases.