2 Versailles softball players named 1st team all-MAC


VERSAILLES – Versailles juniors Hailey McEldowney and Kami McEldowney both were named first team all-Midwest Athletic Conference for the 2017 softball season.

Additionally, Versailles’ Brynna Blakeley and Sarah Gigandet both made the MAC’s honorable mention team.

Parkway’s Haley Hawk was named the MAC softball player of the year while Parkway’s Mark Esselstein was named the MAC softball coach of the year.

Parkway won the MAC championship with a 7-0 record in conference play. Coldwater, Minster and New Bremen all tied for second in the league at 4-3 while St. Henry and Versailles tied for fifth at 3-4. Marion Local finished seventh with a 2-5 record, and Fort Recovery finished eighth at 1-6.

All-MAC softball

First team

Name School Grade Position

Maura Hoying Coldwater 11 Shortstop

Carly Post Coldwater 12 Outfield

Maddie Steinke Coldwater 10 Pitcher

Taylor Homan Minster 10 Shortstop

Sophia Fox New Bremen 12 Pitcher

Kelly Naylor New Bremen 10 Shortstop

Cassidy Smith New Bremen 12 Third base

Bailey Bates Parkway 11 Second base

Haley Hawk Parkway 11 Pitcher

Alyx Slusher Parkway 12 Shortstop

Alexis Ontrop St. Henry 12 First base

Hailey McEldowney Versailles 11 Left field

Kami McEldowney Versailles 11 Shortstop

MAC softball player of the year: Haley Hawk, Parkway

MAC softball coach of the year: Mark Esselstein, Parkway

Second team

Name School Grade Position

Danielle Welsch Coldwater 12 First base

Sarah Fesenmyer Marion Local 12 Shortstop

Jenna Poeppelman Minster 10 Pitcher

Karly Richard Minster 10 Second base

Abbi Theiman New Bremen 10 Center field

Macy Henkle Parkway 9 Left field

Mackenzie Sipe Parkway 11 Center field

Heather Heitkamp St. Henry 12 Second base

Alexis Ontrop St. Henry 12 Pitcher

Honorable mention:

Coldwater: Olivia Harlamert; Ft. Recovery: Emily Hart, Devin Post, Rachel Thien; Marion Local: Maddie Griesdorn, Lauren Sanders; Minster: Lindsey Albers, Jordan Berelsman, Emma Schmiesing; New Bremen: Jenna Broerman; Parkway: Alisa Gray, Bailey Strickler; St. Henry: Brooke Borgerding, Kendra Rose; Versailles: Brynna Blakeley, Sarah Gigandet

H. McEldowney
https://www.dailyadvocate.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/web1_Hailey-McEldowney-WEB-4.jpgH. McEldowney

K. McEldowney
https://www.dailyadvocate.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/web1_Kami-McEldowney-WEB-18.jpgK. McEldowney

By Kyle Shaner

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