Queens of the diamond



By Compiled By Jim Ayello{/Byline}

New Palestine

Issy Hoyt, junior infielder

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Hoyt joins the all-county team for a third straight season. The Purdue commit and 2015 all-Hoosier Heritage Conference team member earned the honor this year with a .511 average (third in the county), nine home runs (tied for first), 15 doubles (2nd), 44 RBIs (second), and 36 runs scored (third).

New Palestine

Adie Lorsung, senior infielder

The 2014 county player of the year and batting champion joins the all-county ranks for a second straight season. The all-HHC team member and Indiana State commit led the county in RBIs (56), while hitting .485 (fifth) with eight home runs (third) and 34 runs scored (tied for fourth).

New Palestine

Brittany Duncan, senior outfielder

Another all-HHC honoree, Duncan is making her second straight appearance on the team. The future Franklin College outfielder led the county in runs scored (45) while hitting .464 (eighth), getting on base at .519 clip and swatting three triples (third).

New Palestine

Ashley Prange, freshman utility

This team’s only ninth-grader provided pop at the bottom of a deep Dragons’ lineup. The all-HHC team member and Ohio State commit hit .432 (12th) while reaching base in more than half (.521) of her plate appearances. She connected on 14 doubles (tied for 3rd) and drove in 22 runs (tied for eighth).

New Palestine

Abby Davis, sophomore outfielder

The New Palestine leadoff hitter did her job masterfully, pacing her squad in walks (16) and reaching base at a team-high .552 rate. The all-conference player also finished second in the county in runs (41), while hitting .447 (ninth).

Eastern Hancock

Brooke Walden, sophomore infielder

The all-Mid-Hoosier Conference honoree and two-time all-county player finished 2015 the county batting and on-base champion with her .551 average and .627 OBP. She also led the county in doubles (16), hit five home runs (sixth in the county), drove in 30 runs (fifth), and scored 30 runs (eighth).

Eastern Hancock

Jordan Pierson, junior outfielder

Pierson was an absolute menace at the top of the Royals’ lineup, as she collected a team-high 43 hits (.494 average, fourth in the county) while swiping a county-best 16 bases. The two-time all-county player also owned a share of the county’s lead in triples (four) while scoring 32 runs (seventh).

Eastern Hancock

Darby Shaw, junior pitcher

Huber returns to the all-county team after making it as a freshman based on her sterling performance inside the pitcher’s circle and at the plate. The all-conference player tossed a no-hitter this season, was second in the county in both ERA (1.17) and strikeouts (69) and hit .524 (second).

Eastern Hancock

Peyton West, sophomore catcher

The Royals’ primary backstop finished sixth in the county with a .481 average, buoyed by a superb 6-for-6 performance against Waldron in mid-May. The two-time all-county honoree connected on 14 doubles (tied for third in the county), swiped 15 bases (tied for second) and scored 24 runs (10th).


Darcie Huber, junior pitcher

The Ball State commit packed the power in both the batters’ box and pitcher’s circle this year. The second time all-county and all-conference player hit .472 (seventh), led the county in home runs (nine), while collecting the pitcher’s triple crown, besting her county-mates in wins (20), ERA (1.15) and strikeouts (211).


Morganne Denny, sophomore infielder

Only Cougars teammate Darcie Huber collected as many hits this season than this sophomore standout (51). The two-time all-county player blasted seven home runs (fourth in the county), 12 doubles (tied for 6th), drove in 30 runs (tied for 4th), and hit .442 (10th).


Michaela Ballman, sophomore infielder

Few finished the season hotter than this sophomore. Ballman hit four of her seven home runs (tied for fourth in the county) in the Cougars’ final 10 games, including two during their sectional championship run. She finished with a .385 average (18th) and 23 RBIs (seventh).

Mt. Vernon

Sadie Baugh, junior outfielder

This all-conference player led the Marauders in almost all offensive categories including batting average (.430, 13th in the county), on-base percentage (.467), runs scored (20, 13th) extra-base hits (11) and sacrifice flies (three). This is her second straight appearance on the all-county team.

Mt. Vernon

Morgan Moss, junior infielder

Moss made the most of her opportunity in the middle of the Marauders’ lineup, hitting a team-best five home runs (tied for sixth in the county), including one in the sectional tournament. The all-conference honoree led Mt. Vernon in walks (12) and reached base in almost half of her plate appearances (.443 OBP).

Honorable Mention: Brie Whitaker, Deena Miller, Sydney Williams (Greenfield-Central); Sara Pridgen, Kylie Lyons, Kristin Connors, Lauren Montgomery (Mt. Vernon); Peyton Neisler, Micah Black (Eastern Hancock); Kaylin McMurray (New Palestine).