Brownstown softball concludes season with awards program


Brownstown Central’s softball team wrapped up its 2018 season on Thursday with a season-ending awards program.

The Braves, coached by Monte Ault, finished 5-19 this spring. They placed sixth in the Mid-Southern with a conference record of 4-5. Brownstown’s junior varsity finished 0-6 on the season.

Freshman Kyra Huffman was named the team’s most valuable player. Huffman pitched 42 innings (14 games) and recorded 28 strikeouts for the Braves. At the plate Huffman totaled 29 hits and 19 RBI. Huffman was named to the All-MSC first team.

Hannah Fisher took home the leading pitcher award. She worked 80.1 innings and had 44 strikeouts.

The leading hitter award went to Zoe Fountain. Fountain had 27 hits with an average of .391. She had 21 doubles and 14 RBI. Fountain also made All-MSC first team.

Rehgen Stuckwisch was presented the most outstanding defensive player award. Stuckwisch finished with 109 putouts and had a fielding percentage of .975.

Rilee Robinson was the recipient of the mental attitude award.

Kaylee Branaman, Chloe Carlin, Fisher and Addy Krieger all received their letter jackets. Carlin made All-MSC honorable mention.

The Braves graduate Claire Smith and Robinson from the program and return 10 varsity letter winners and five varsity participants. Only one of the rostered returning players will be a senior.

A JV leading hitter award was presented to the Braves’ Chelsea Peters.

At the conclusion of the program, JV coach and varsity assistant Darren Bryant announced he is not returning to the program next season. Bryant worked with the coaching staff at BCHS for a decade.