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Hofmeister leads All-SBC softball selections
Five Tigers earn all-league honors, Beaver named to all-sportsmanship team
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Six members of the Hillsboro softball team received all-conference honors when the All-Scenic Bluffs softball team was recently announced.

Senior pitcher/first baseman C.J. Hofmeister was named to the 16-player first team.

Hofmeister went 5–5 with a 5.25 ERA and 20 strikeouts in the pitching circle and was the Tigers’ leading hitter this season.

She hit .576 on the season with three doubles, one triple, three RBIs, 14 runs scored and a team-high 20 stolen bases.

Hofmeister had Hillsboro’s lone hit in the Tigers’ 9–0 regional semifinal loss to SBC champion New Lisbon.

Fellow senior Ali Brey, along with freshman Destiny Shore and juniors Kelsey Skala and Macy Mislivecek received honorable mention.

Senior catcher Marissa Beaver was named to the eight-player all-sportsmanship team.

Brey started at first base and also went 2–5 as Hillsboro’s number two pitcher. Brey hit over .400 with 14 runs scored, six RBIs and 24 stolen bases.

On Monday, May 6 Brey ripped a line drive single to left field in the bottom of the ninth inning to score to deliver a walk-off, game-winning RBI in a 7–6 extra-inning victory over Bangor.

Shore started at shortstop at hit .320 with runs scored, three RBIs and 15 stolen bases this year.

On Monday, April 29 lifted the Tigers to a 5–4 walk-off victory over visiting Cashton.

Shore’s single to left field in the bottom of the eighth inning scored senior center fielder Kelli Janecek in the first game of a Scenic Bluffs doubleheader.

Skala started at third base for the Tigers providing sound defense and leadership for the Tigers. She hit .250 with nine runs scored, a team-high 11 RBIs and 14 stolen bases.

Mislivecek started in left field. Stats for Mislivecek were unavailable.

Hillsboro finished the season 7–10 overall and 6–8 in the SBC (tied for fifth place with Bangor).

New Lisbon senior Michaela Vinz was named the SBC Pitcher of the Year.

Vinz (19–2) led the Rockets to a 19–2 mark, a repeat conference championship and a berth in this Friday’s WIAA Division 4 state semifinals.

Vinz and the Rockets defeated Potosi 1–0 in the D4 Boscobel Sectional Final Sunday to earn the program’s first trip to state since 2001.

Cashton senior shortstop Lane Dickman was named the SBC Player of the Year.

Dickman led the Eagles to a 12–7 overall record and a 9–5 conference mark.