Seymour softball holds awards program

Seymour High School’s record-setting 2019 softball team ended its season with an awards program Tuesday.

The Owls went 21-3 overall on its season, including 7-0 in Hoosier Hills Conference play. Seymour won its first HHC title while also setting a new mark for wins in a season.

In the regular season, the Owls’ losses came to New Palestine and Brownstown Central. The season ended in the Class 4A Sectional 15 semifinals to Floyd Central.

Owls senior Rachel Kaufman collected a handful of awards on the night, including All-HHC, most valuable player and most valuable pitcher.

Kaufman also was named All-State First Team and will play in the North/South All-Star Game. Only two other players have received those honors in SHS history: Myra Sparks Wright (1995) and Logan Personett (2013). The game will be June 22 at Andy Mohr Field at Indiana University in Bloomington.

Seniors Paige Kleber and Emma Ramp received team captain awards.

Stephanni Kleber and Kate Snook shared the best defensive player awards, Carlee Robinson received the Silver Slugger award, Alyssa Perry was the most improved and Alyna Alvarado was the mental attitude award winner.

Grace Meyer and Robinson also were All-HHC, and Perry made All-HHC honorable mention.

Owls head coach Jerry Burton was named HHC Coach of the Year for winning the conference title.

The Owls’ junior varsity team went 11-3 under coach Zabrina Nicholson.

Pitcher Kendrick Sterling was the winner of the defensive award, and Chloe Mellencamp and Matte Nicholson shared the offensive award honors.

The JV coaches award went to Sophia Stahl, and Mackenzie Whetstine was the most improved.