Brownstown softball players honored at postseason program


Erin Singleton did a lot for the Brownstown Central softball team this spring.

Defensively, she played mostly second base and shortstop and had a defensive percentage of .961.

Offensively, she batted either leadoff or second in the order all season, and she hit .340 with 19 stolen bases, eight walks and a team-leading 39 runs scored. She also had nine doubles and two home runs.

Coach Monte Ault announced Singleton as the Braves’ most valuable player during the awards program Tuesday night in the school cafeteria.

“She would play any position we asked her to play,” he said. “She has a lot of speed and can steal bases. She knows the game. She has a good arm and a good attitude. She made a lot of good plays on defense.”

Singleton and Kelsey Schneider were named to the all-Mid-Southern Conference team, and Rylee May earned all-MSC honorable mention.

Schneider received the hitting award for batting .505 this spring (51 for 101). May was next at .360, and Alli Reynolds was third with a mark of .344.

Rylin Huddleston received the pitching award. She had a record of 9-4 with 88 strikeouts and 31 walks and an ERA of 3.15.

Rehgen Stuckwisch was named the outstanding defensive player and received the mental attitude award. She played first base for most of the season and did an excellent job, Ault said. She had a .976 defensive percentage with 126 chances and only three errors. She had 103 putouts and 20 assists.

“She was the team cheerleader, always talking and always laughing in the dugout,” Ault said.

The Braves were 6-3 in the MSC and 19-11 overall, and Ault said that was an excellent season.

“I told the girls before the season, ‘If you can hit, you will play,’” he said.

He said the seniors, Chelsey Peters, Reynolds, Rehgen Stuckwisch and Abby Stuckwisch, were major contributors to the success of the team.

Emily Dillman was the leading hitter on the JV team. That team had a record of 10-2.

Abby Stuckwisch, Maddison Brittain, Emily Singleton and Huddleston and managers Nick Minton and Madison Edwards received their letter jackets.

Ault announced his resignation as head coach of the Braves.

“This is the most enjoyable group I’ve had in 25 years as coach,” he said. “We got to the championship game of the sectional. The future looks bright.”

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