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Mathis, Sullivan headline All-Scenic Bluffs softball selections
Seeley, Johnson earn honorable mention
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Hillsboro junior left fielder Mackenzie Sullivan led the Tigers in batting average. - photo by Nate Beier photo/Sentry-Enterprise archives

Five members of the Hillsboro softball team received postseason honors when the All-Scenic Bluffs Conference softball team was recently announced.

Junior pitcher Lexi Mathis and junior left fielder Mackenzie Sullivan were named to the 15-player first team.

Freshman outfielder Lexi Seeley and freshman second baseman/outfielder Sydney Johnson received honorable mention and senior catcher Shania Landsinger was named to the eight-player all-sportsmanship team.

Mathis was the Tigers’ top pitcher and team MVP. She finished the year with a 6–5 record and a 4.61 ERA, 64 strikeouts, 61 walks and 65 1/3 innings pitched in 13 games pitched. At the plate, the junior hit .224 (11-for-49) with two doubles, one home run, six RBIs, 14 runs scored and a team-high 13 walks.

Sullivan was voted a team co-captain and finished the year with the team’s high batting average. She batted .464 with a team-high 26 hits in 56 at-bats, three doubles, four triples, one home run and a team-best 22 RBIs. She also scored 18 runs and led the team in both on-base percentage (.516) and slugging percentage (.714). Sullivan was an honorable mention All-SBC choice a year ago as a sophomore.

Seeley finished her first season with the Tigers hitting .417 (20-for-48), second-best on the team, with one double, seven RBIs and a team-high 19 runs scored.

Johnson moved from outfield to second base midway through the season. She finished third on the team with a .400 batting average, collecting 20 hits in 50 at-bats. She led the team with nine extra-base hits, including four doubles, two triples and three home runs, had 13 RBIs and scored 15 runs.

Landsinger was also named a team co-captain. She finished her final season batting .225 (9-for-40) with one double, three RBIs and 10 runs scored.

Hillsboro finished the season 10–9 overall and 7–7 in the SBC to tie for fifth place in the conference with New Lisbon (12–10, 7–7).

“We picked up 10 wins this season and the girls have no reason to hang their heads,” said Hillsboro head coach Mike Burch of his team’s five-win improvement from 2014’s 5–13 record. “We made a lot of improvements this year and I can see that next year is going to be very exciting. I see no reason that we can’t give Cashton a run for the title in 2016.”

Cashton junior Lindsey Kramer was named the SBC Pitcher of the Year for a second straight year.

Kramer led the Eagles to a 24–2 overall record, the outright conference title with a 14–0 mark in SBC play and to the Division 4 sectional finals. Kramer went 20–2 with a 2.10 ERA, 108 strikeouts, 47 walks and 120 innings pitched in 22 starts.

Bangor senior shortstop Morgan Horstman was named the SBC Player of the Year for a second straight season. She led the Cardinals to a 15–9 overall record and am 8–6 third-place finish in the conference. Horstman led the conference with a .506 batting average with 40 hits on 79 at-bats, four doubles, three triples, six home runs, 29 RBIs and 31 runs scored.