Eight county standouts selected to SCAI all-state teams


All four Hancock County softball programs were represented on Softball Coaches Association of Indiana all-state teams, released by the organization Wednesday.

Eastern Hancock led the way with four selections on the Class 1A-2A teams.

Junior shortstop Sammie Bolding was a first-team choice for the second straight year.

Bolding hit .531 for the 21-7 Mid-Eastern Conference champions. She hit 15 home runs and had 44 RBIs. Bolding stole 29 bases and scored 48 runs.

Junior outfielder Brooklyn Willis was a second-team choice, also in back-to-back years.

Willis hit .569 for the Royals. She clobbered seven homers had 10 doubles and 10 stolen bases. She drove in 26 runs.

Willis was joined on the second team by senior outfielder Emma Bolding. She hit .427 with 11 home runs, 14 stolen bases and 36 RBIs.

Senior catcher Kaylee Kline was named to the third team. Kline, who hit four home runs in three sectional games, finished the season with nine home runs. She hit .472 and drove in 39.

New Palestine senior catcher Aglaia Rudd was named to the Class 3A-4A first team. She was also selected to play in the North/South All-Star game in Bloomington on June 24. Rudd was a second-team choice last season.

For the 23-5 co-Hoosier Heritage Conference champions, Rudd hit .573 with 14 doubles, five home runs, and 28 runs batted in. She had 55 total hits. In 203 plate appearances over the last two seasons, she struck out just one time.

New Palestine junior shortstop Allie Blum, for the second straight season, was named to the second team.

Blum knocked in 40 runs and had nine home runs and nine doubles. She stole 10 bases and hit .447.

Greenfield-Central was represented by senior outfielder Camille Burelison, who was part of the SCAI second team.

Burelison, for the 18-9 Cougars, hit .505 with 10 home runs and 16 doubles. She stole seven bases and drove in 44.

Mt. Vernon junior shortstop Shelby Rakosky was a third-team choice. For the 14-11 Marauders, Rakosky had 12 home runs, 11 doubles and hit .506. She also drove in 37 runs.