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Grizzlies softball players honored


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Franklin College outfielder Megan Lalioff has been named the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Softball Freshman of the Year after leading the league with a .562 batting average in conference games.

Her strong play from the lead-off spot in the batting order helped set the table for the Grizzlies’ offense that had a .341 team batting average for the season. Franklin won a school record 21 games and went 8-8 to tie for fourth place in the HCAC.

 

On the season, Lalioff led Franklin with a .479 batting average. She scored 22 runs and stole 13 bases in 14 stolen attempts. She started 30 games and batted .630 during the final eight games of the season.

Sophomore Katie Struewing, a Greenwood graduate, earned second-team All-HCAC honors after recording 18 doubles and batting .406. She started all 38 games and tied for team-high honors with 26 runs scored.

Sophomore McKensie Vanosdol was an honorable mention all-conference honors. She batted .384 at the plate with 25 runs batted in, and also won a school-record 14 games as a pitcher. She ranked third in the HCAC with 68 strikeouts.

Senior Allie Nash was named to the HCAC’s All-Sportsmanship team.

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