Stang, Herron All-Ohio in softball

Coach of the Year honors for Russia’s Muhlenkamp




Staff report

County co-player of the year Macey Stang of Houston was named to the first team and co-player of the year Maria Herron to the second team in the Ohio Softball Coaches Association All-Ohio voting announced recently.

In addition, Russia head coach Michelle Muhlenkamp was named a Division 4 Coach of the Year.

Stang, a senior, led the Lady Wildcats to a share of the County championship and a berth in the regional finals just last Sunday.

She hit .494 for the Lady Wildcats, with 33 runs scored, 12 doubles, six home runs and 42 runs batted in.

Herron, a junior, led Russia to a share of the title. She led the area in hitting with a .640 average, with 64 hits in 100 at-bats. She also led the area in runs scored and RBIs, with 48 each, and in doubles with 21. She also had four triples and six home runs.


The Dayton All-Metro softball teams were also announced this week and Shelby County was well represented.

In Division 1, two Sidney players were named to the North second team in Hallie Westerbeck and Summer Inman. Westerbeck hit .450 for the Lady Jackets and Inman .422. Inman led the team in hits with 35 and in runs scored with 20.

In Division 4, Herron, Stang and Houston’s Micalah Hensley were all named to the first team.

Hensley, who will play for Wilmington College next spring, had an outstanding season, hitting .471, with 38 runs scored and 29 driven in. She also set a career home run record at the school.

The second team had three more County players and three from Riverside.

The County players were Sarah Monnier of Houston, and Holly Frey and Kristin Ratermann of Fort Loramie.

Monnier led Houston in hitting this season and was second in the area at .519.

Frey hit .359 with four homers and 21 RBIs, and Raterman had a 2.64 ERA and 80 strikeouts, in addition to hitting .333.

Riverside put three on the second team in Lauryn and Marissa Davis and Kristin Davidson.

Lauryn Davis was the Northwest Central Conference Player of the Year. She was 10-1 on the mound with a 1.84 ERA, and also hit .407.

Marissa Davis led the area in home runs with nine and in RBIs with 48. She hit .483 and scored 42 runs,

Davidson led Riverside in hitting with a .511 average, third-best in the area. She had 46 hits, which was second in the area, scored 41 times and drove in 27.


Coach of the Year honors for Russia’s Muhlenkamp