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Farmer, Woodland, Row named All-Ohioans



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Riverdale’s Addie Farmer and Mohawk’s Katie Woodland were named All-Ohio second-team selections, while Carey’s Rylee Row received honorable mention in Division IV as released Tuesday by the Ohio High School Fastpitch Softball Coaches Association.

Several other area players received All-Northwest District honors.

A junior, Farmer played shortstop, pitcher and first base for the Falcons.

“Addie puts a lot of time into the game,” coach Brett Farmer said. “That kind of work really pays dividends once we start the high school season, so I’m happy for her to see that work pay off.”

Farmer was the top hitter in the area with a .606 average. Batting near the top of the order, she turned that into 38 runs scored.

A high average hitter the last couple of seasons, this year she began to display more power, posting a 1.085 slugging percentage with three home runs, three triples and 13 doubles. She did not strike out in 82 plate appearances.

“Last year, she was in the lineup right next to a pretty good player [sister Brenna Farmer] hitting right around her there in front of her or behind her, so when that player graduates, that kind of increases the focus that teams can put on Addie,” coach Farmer said. “Now, she’s a junior, so I expected she would step up and be able to handle that. It’s fair that she did that. People pitched to her more carefully than anyone else in our lineup, and she was still able to be on base a lot and probably the biggest step forward was the way that she slugged. Her power numbers, her slugging percentage, surely took a step forward this year even though she was the opposing pitch caller and pitcher certainly had a star by her name.”

As a pitcher, Farmer was overpowering when she hit her spots, going 5-7 with a 5.48 ERA with 113 strikeouts in 76 2/3 innings.

As a senior in the upcoming season, Farmer will take on an even bigger role.

“Now you’ve risen to where you’re going to be in our team of seniors, and we’re fortunate to have an experienced group — not just Addie, but a whole handful of kids who have been in our lineup for a few years. That responsibility just cranks up one step further, helping to bring along younger players in our program to help them kind of then be ready to make that ascension. That’s what having a program is about, and so I will look to Addie. I’ll challenge her to make that a priority at the same time as concentrating on her own performance and I expect that she’ll do that just fine.”

Woodland burst onto the scene in a big way as a freshman, earning Northern 10 Athletic Conference player of the year honors ahead of her All-Ohio selection.

“That’s a pretty big deal,” Mohawk coach Mindy Walton said. “She exceeded all of my expectations this year. I’m not sure that I’ve ever had a freshman come in as well prepared for varsity as she was. I’m excited to see where her future takes her. She’s a really hard worker and puts a lot of time in the offseason and really prepared herself for this season.”

Woodland posted a .570 average with huge power numbers. She hit eight home runs and set the school record for RBIs in a season with 57. She also stole 10 bases and scored 45 runs.

“She’s done a lot of work with her dad training hitting wise, and she plays a lot of travel ball,” Walton said. “Just putting that time in, and mentally, that’s a big thing to be able to do what she did this season. It’s just a lot of work in her skill area and mentally preparing as well.”

Exceeding her offensive numbers from this past season will be hard to do in the future, so much of the focus on her improvement this offseason will be defensively. Woodland played third base this year, but Walton said she would like to see her develop the skills to play shortstop.

“I know that we sat down together and made some goals for next year at the end of our season, and one thing she is going to work on is to be a little more skilled defensively,” Walton said. “Her offensive game is pretty solid, so we’ll see how she responds to that. I’d see her improving at either third base or shortstop next year. That’s what she’s going to put her focus.”

Row helped Carey get to within one win of state with a big offensive senior season. She batted .414 with two home runs and 30 RBIs. She also stole 10 bases and scored 30 runs.

Her power also was on display with her 10 doubles, along with four triples that also showed her speed and athleticism. As the team’s primary catcher, she made only two errors.

Also the primary backup pitcher, Row went 1-1 with a 5.15 ERA and 24 strikeouts in 36 2/3 innings in the circle.

All three All-Ohioans were selected to the All-Northwest district first team, along with Mohawk’s Emily Brickner.

Also a freshman, Brickner played second base and batted .478 with 23 RBIs, nine stolen bases 38 runs scored. Her 11 walks and 43 hits gave her a .529 on-base percentage.

Second-team honors went to Upper Sandusky’s Madison Hart in Division III and Mohawk’s Aubrey Gottfried in Division IV.

A sophomore outfielder, shortstop and catcher, Hart hit .402 with three home runs, 13 doubles and 25 RBIs. She also scored 19 runs.

Gottfried, another of Mohawk’s impressive freshman class, was 19-4 with a 1.57 ERA and 165 strikeouts in 138 innings pitched. She also made a huge impact with her bat, hitting .389 with two home runs, 11 doubles, 22 RBIs and 24 runs scored.

Honorable mention went to Wynford’s Brooke Frombaugh and Upper Sandusky’s Hope Morris in Division III, along with Carey’s Mackenzie Simons, Kyla Orians and Kynlee Phillips, Mohawk’s Mallory Brickner and Riverdale’s Miranda Miller in Division IV.

Frombaugh, a freshman catcher, debuted with a .442 average, one home run, 10 doubles, two triples and 32 RBIs while stealing seven bases and scoring 25 runs.

Morris, a junior catcher and outfielder, batted .382 with two home runs, seven doubles, 16 RBIs and 12 runs scored.

Simons, a senior pitcher, went 17-9 with a 2.48 ERA and 168 strikeouts in 147 innings. She also was a .379 hitter with 11 doubles and 21 RBIs.

Phillips, a senior first baseman, batted a team-best .440 with five doubles, a triple and 25 RBIs while also scoring 24 runs.

Orians, a senior catcher, outfielder and designated player, had a .369 average with three doubles and 23 RBIs.

Mallory Brickner, a freshman catcher, batted .39t with seven doubles, one triple, one home run, 20 RBIs and 32 runs scored.

Miller, a senior center fielder, posted a .373 average with six doubles, two triples, 18 RBIs and 27 runs scored.


All-Ohio softball

Division IV

First team: Addie DeLong, sr., if, Mechanicsberg; Amelia Spidell, sr., p, Strasburg; Masy Baker, sr., p, Conotton Valley; Katie Gardner, sr., p, Mogadore; Olivia Matheny, jr., if, Mathews; Addi Inskeep, jr., if, Minster; Katie Dryfuse, sr., of, New Riegel; Cheyenne Reese, soph., c, Gibsonburg; Isabelle Beidelschies, sr., p, Hopewell-Loudon; Olivia Schalk, sr., if, New Riegel; Brooklyn Osterloh, jr., p, Minster; Desiree Simpson, sr., if, Symmes Valley; Rylee Young, jr., p, Manchester; Emilie Johnson, sr., p, Valley; Ava Hartwig, fr., of, Covington; Izabella Waddle, sr., p, Fayetteville-Perry; Reese Wells, soph., p, Southeastern.

Second team: Grace Gronberg, sr., p, Danville; Ella Gilkerson, soph., c, Strasburg; Makayla Mumaw, soph., p, Caldwell; Maddy Hufford, jr., c, Mathews; Ella Nevinski, sr., if, Maplewood; Addysen Stevens, sr., of, Lincolnview; Addie Farmer, jr., if, Riverdale; Mariah McNett, sr., of, Gibsonburg; Katie Woodland, fr., if, Mohawk; Karsyn Piper, fr., p, New Riegel; Jenna Bassitt, jr., p, Ada; Jayden Agriesti, sr., p, Miller; Gwen Sparks, sr., p, Portsmouth Notre Dame; Megan Nickell, sr., c, Eastern; Kiersten Wilcox, sr., if, Tri-Village; Emma Greer, fr., if, Tri-Village; Abigail Kramer, sr., p, Ansonia.

Honorable mention: Kenzie Delaney, jr., p, Ridgedale; Kaycee Berentz, jr., p, Frontier; Ava Wohnhas, soph., p, River; Allison Jones, sr., c, Western Reserve; Mia DelGarbino, jr., of, Mathews; Rylee Row, sr., c, Carey; Aeriel Brown, soph., c, Ayersville; Lauren Fuerst, sr., of, Columbus Grove; Madison Rowland, jr., c, New London; Sidney Brickner, jr., of, Hopewell-Loudon; Hannah Oldiges, sr., c, Minster; Sarah Cassidy, jr., p, Portsmouth Clay; Jaylynn Hupp, soph., p, Southern; Jadelyn Lawson, sr., c, Glenwood; Kate Ruhenkamp, sr., p, Fort Loramie; Allie Lewis, jr., if, Southeastern; Kaylee Wells, soph., c, Southeastern.

All Northwest-District softball

Division III

First team: Scylea Zolman, Tinora; Madison Wendel, Coldwater; Sklar Colvin, Margaretta; Macy Chamberlin, Everygreen; Paige Gamby, Tinora; PJ Endicott, Crestview; Jayci Schmidt, Huron; Logen Bland, Wayne Trace; Madison Louth, Parkway; Annabelle Herzog; Huron; Ava Geyer, Oak Harbor; Porter Gregory, Oak Harbor; Sophie Durbin, Crestview; Adria Miller, Parkway; Alexa Faber, Swanton; Lea Wauford, Northwood; Brittyn Bruns, Parkway.

Second team: Kaylin Shields, Genoa; Alyse Sorg, Oak Harbor; Chesnie Patton, Crestview; Savana Brooks, Allen East; Claire Steinke, Coldwater; Lauren Wainwright, Huron; Cadence Schwab, Paulding; Madison Spangler, Tinora; Madison Hart, Upper Sandusky; Riley Hoepf, Colonel Crawford; Brooklyn Sims, Sherwood Fairview; Hannah Allen, Colonel Crawford; Reese Adkins, Oak Harbor; Allison Weithman, Colonel Crawford; Lyla Carrizales, Swanton; Maci Kauser, Paulding; Tegan Norden, Tinora.

Honorable mention: Meg Henkle, Parkway; Taylor Forrest, Swanton; Raegan McGarvey, Wayne Trace; Kaitlin Slade, Wayne Trace; Beatrice Bennett, Liberty Center; Brooke Frombaugh, Wynford; Tianna Galbraith, Elmwood; Emma Will, Fort Recovery; Emerson Gray, Liberty Center; Jaxon Hill, Van Buren; Hope Morris, Upper Sandusky; Emma St. Clair, Liberty Center; Ellianna Young, Margaretta; Audrey Linder, Edison; Kortney Grinnell, Sherwood Fairview; Emmah Shaw, Huron; Lauren Hamons, Willard.

Coach of the year: Cami Haas, Oak Harbor.

Division IV

First team: Isabelle Beidelschies, Hopewell-Loudon; Karsyn Piper, New Riegel; Brooklyn Osterloh, Minster; Jenna Bassitt, Ada; Emilee Rowland, New London; Kelsey Connolly, Hilltop; Cheyenne Reese, Gibsonburg; Aeriel Brown, Ayersville; Madison Rowland, New London; Rylee Row, Carey; Hannah Oldiges, Minster; Maddie Heilman, New Riegel; Katie Dryfuse, New Riegel; Mariah McNett, Gibsonburg; Addysen Stevens, Lincolnview; Lauren Fuerst, Columbus Grove; Rylin Trego, Minster; Sidney Brickner, Hopewell-Loudon; Lillian Higgins, Crestline; Taylor Michel, Miller City; Addi Inskeep, Minster; Olivia Schalk, New Riegel; Addie Farmer, Riverdale; Katie Woodland, Mohawk; Mikaela Hoskins, Minster; Grace Thomas, New London; Melana Badea, Lima Central Catholic; Emily Brickner, Mohawk; Hannah Sherick, McConb.

Second team: Madelyn Hooper, Montpelier; Taylor Post, Lincolnview; Aubrey Gottfried, Mohawk; Elle Fish, Danbury Lakeside; Giada Rising, Hilltop; Jordyn Tong, Arcadia; Kasey Nelson, Patrick Henry; Abbigail Ward, Old Fort; Ella Kalizewski, St. Paul; Maddie Erford, Miller City; Briella Cotterman, Upper Scioto Valley; Sydnie Schoch Emmanuel Christian; Leah Hall, Gibsonburg; Raeann Mitchell, New London; Heidi Trachsel, Hardin Northern; Patience Cole, Upper Scioto Valley; Illy Schwiebert, Patrick Henry; Makayla Anspaugh, Edon; Mariah Boyer, Patrick Henry; Ariella Morris, Emmanuel Christian; Alayna Ross, New Breman; Liz Walter, New Riegel; Kylee Malagon, Hopewell-Loudon; Lainey Spear, Lincolnview; Ashlyn Price, Lincolnview; Halle Jones, Hilltop; Brynn Sendelbach, Hopewell-Loudon; Anna Niese, Miller City; Kelsie Bumb, Montpelier.

Honorable mention: Mackenzie Simons, Carey; Emily Scheid, Monroeville; Kendra Waldron, Ayersville; Gracie Waldron, Continental; Cameron Quisno, Woodmore; Olivia Wallace, Edgerton; Kate Coleman, Tiffin Calvert; Mallory Brickner, Mohawk; Alera Masters, Danbury; Natilyn McClain, Ada; Erianne Heffner, Columbus Grove; Avery Rosser, Monroeville; Ella Miler, Edgerton; Maci Brown, Danbury; Emma Jurovcik, Lakota; Mabel McGuire, Ayersville; Addison Siebenaller, Hopewell-Loudon; Kyla Orians, Carey; Sophia Crossgrove, Hilltop; Miranda Miller, Riverdale; Veanna Helmstetter, Monroeville; Bailee Nelson, Mansfield Christian; Alexis Ward, Old Fort; Noel Cline, Mansfield Christian; Abbie Poths, Monroeville; Sydney Fackler, Lincolnview; Abby Stechschulte, Columbus Grove; Ava Hanry, Leipsic; Kynlee Phillips, Carey; Taryn Tyler, Monroeville; Neveah Lowery, Upper Scioto Valley.

Coach of the year: Tony Conner, New Riegel.

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