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2020 CNA area softball leaders

Orient-Macksburg's Kaela Eslinger was a force at the plate and in the circle for the Bulldogs this season. She led all of Class 1A with seven home runs and hit for a .451 average, seventh highest in the area. In the circle, her 3.76 ERA was fifth highest in the area.
Orient-Macksburg's Kaela Eslinger was a force at the plate and in the circle for the Bulldogs this season. She led all of Class 1A with seven home runs and hit for a .451 average, seventh highest in the area. In the circle, her 3.76 ERA was fifth highest in the area.

Below are the area leaders (top-10) for select categories in the Creston News Advertiser area softball season. Of all nine area softball teams, the Creston Panthers finished with the best record in relation to their placing in the Hawkeye 10 standings, finishing 13-6 (7-3) with a third place finish.

Hawkeye 10 champion Atlantic finished 17-2 (10-0) with its season-ending loss coming to Creston in the regional final.

The Panthers finished the season at state, losing 12-0 to Albia in the opening round of Class 3A play. Also to make state was Mount Ayr, finishing seventh at 10-5 with a 3-3 Pride of Iowa Conference record.

Also in the POI was Lenox, who finished 11-9 (4-4) for sixth in the conference. East Union was fifth at 14-8 (3-4) and Nodaway Valley was tied for eighth at 8-14 (3-7). Southwest Valley finished last in the conference at 4-13 (0-8). Wayne was the conference champion of the POI at 17-5 (7-1), earning a state appearance in the process.

In the Bluegrass Conference, Twin Cedars was the conference champion at 20-6 (9-0). Murray was tied for sixth with Orient-Macksburg, posting a record of 5-9 (4-5). O-M finished 5-18 (3-6). Diagonal tied for ninth in the conference with a record of 1-14 (0-9).

Batting Average – 1. Sara Keeler, Creston, Sr., .609; 2. Sam Stewart, Mount Ayr, Sr., .558; 3. Kayley Myers, Southwest Valley, Sr., .510; 4. Emma Decker, Murray, Jr., .487; 5. TJ Stoaks, Lenox, Jr., .484; 6. Kaylin Lack, East Union, So., .452; 7. Kaela Eslinger, Orient-Macksburg, Sr., .451; 8. Kyli Aldrich, Southwest Valley, So., 438; 9. Chloe Church, Murray, So., .429; 10. Kaitlyn Mitchell, East Union, So., .420.

On-base percentage (OBP) – 1. Sara Keeler, Creston, Sr., .662; 2. TJ Stoaks, Lenox, Jr., .566; 3. Kayley Myers, Southwest Valley, Sr., .554; 4. Kaela Eslinger, Orient-Macksburg, Sr., .529; 5. Emma Decker, Murray, Jr., .524; 6. Kyli Aldrich, Southwest Valley, So., .518; 7. Kaylin Lack, East Union, So., .518; 8. Maddax DeVault, Nodaway Valley, So., .493; 9. Chloe Church, Murray, So., .490; 10. Kaitlyn Mitchell, East Union, So., .468.

Home runs – 1. Kaela Eslinger, Orient-Macksburg, Sr., 7; T2. Rachel Sobotka, Mount Ayr, Jr. 5; T2. Alyssa Davis, Nodaway Valley, Sr., 5; T2. Kayley Myers, Southwest Valley Sr., 5; 5. Nevaeh Randall, Creston, Fr., 4; T6. Kayla Yzaguirre, Lenox, Sr., 3; T6. Kyli Aldrich, Southwest Valley, So., 3; T8. Morgan Driskell, Creston, So., 2; T8. Gracie Hagle, Creston, So., 2; T8. Sara Keeler, Creston Sr., 2; T8. Channler Henle, Mount Ayr, Jr., 2

Runs batted in (RBI) – 1. Nevaeh Randall, Fr., Creston, 23; 2. Alyssa Davis, Sr., Nodaway Valley, 22; 3. Gracie Hagle, So., Creston, 20; T4. Alissa Weinkoetz, Sr., East Union, 19; T4. Kaela Eslinger, Sr., Orient-Macksburg, 19; T6. Sara Keeler, Sr., Creston, 18; T6. Maddax DeVault, So., Nodaway Valley, 18; T6. Kayley Myers, Sr., Southwest Valley, 18; T9. Kaylin Lack, So., East Union, 17; T9. Cortney Gross, Sr., Orient-Macksburg, 17.

Hits – 1. Sara Keeler, Creston, Sr., 39; 2. Kaylin Lack, East Union, So., 33; 3. Kaela Eslinger, Orient-Macksburg, Sr., 32; 4. TJ Stoaks, Lenox, Jr., 31; 5. Kaitlyn Mitchell, East Union, So., 29; 6. Noelle McKnight, East Union, Fr., 26; 7. Maddax DeVault, Nodaway Valley, So., 26; 8. Kayley Myers, Southwest Valley, Sr., 25; 9. Gracie Hagle, Creston, So., 25; T10. Kayla Yzaguirre, Lenox, Sr., 24; T10. Sam Stewart, Mount Ayr, Sr., 24

Doubles – 1. Sara Keeler, Creston, Sr., 11; 2. Gracie Hagle, Creston, So., 8; 3. Kayley Myers, Southwest Valley, Sr., 8; 4. Kaylin Lack, East Union, So., 7; T5. TJ Stoaks, Lenox, Jr., 6; T5. Caitlyn Gist, Orient-Macksburg, Jr., 6; T5. Sam Stewart, Mount Ayr, Sr., 6; T8. Kayla Yzaguirre, Lenox, Sr., 5; T8. Cortney Gross, Orient-Macksburg, Sr., 5; T8. Kaela Eslinger, Orient-Macksburg, Sr., 5; T8. Alexa Anderson, Mount Ayr, Jr., 5; T8. McKynli Newbury, Nodaway Valley, Sr., 5; T8. Isabelle Inman, Southwest Valley, Jr., 5.

Stolen bases – 1. Reagan Weinheimer, Nodaway Valley, Sr., 26; 2. Maddax DeVault, Nodaway Valley, So., 24; 3. Noelle McKnight, East Union, Fr., 19; 4. Norah Lund, Southwest Valley, So., 18; 5. Kaylin Lack, East Union, So., 16; 6. Sam Stewart, Mount Ayr, Sr. 15; 7. McKynna Newbury, Nodaway Valley, Sr., 15; 8. Kaitlyn Mitchell, East Union, So., 13; 9. Kaela Eslinger, Orient-Macksburg, Sr., 12; T10. Peyton Rice, Creston, Jr., 10; T10. Madison Fry, Nodaway Valley, Fr., 10.

Innings pitched – 1. TJ Stoaks, Jr., Lenox, 129; 2. Mallory Raney, So., East Union, 112 2/3; 3. Kaela Eslinger, Sr., Orient-Macksburg, 95; 4. Addy Reynolds, So., Mount Ayr, 78; 5. Keely Coen, Fr., Creston, 72 1/3; 6. Whitney Lamb, So., Nodaway Valley, 58 2/3; 7. Taylor Lumbard, Fr., Diagonal, 54 2/3; 8. Haylee Gillam, Fr., Creston, 45 1/3; 9. Teryn Shields, Fr., Murray, 45; 10. Jorja Holliday, 08, Nodaway Valley, 44 1/3.

Strikeouts – 1. TJ Stoaks, Jr., Lenox, 188; 2. Mallory Raney, So., East Union, 120; 3. Kaela Eslinger, Sr., Orient-Macksburg, 83; 4. Addy Reynolds, So., Mount Ayr, 56; 5. Jorja Holliday, 08, Nodaway Valley, 40; 6. Taylor Lumbard, Fr., Diagonal, 37; 7. Teryn Shields, Fr., Murray, 31; 7. Whitney Lamb, So., Nodaway Valley, 30; T9. Bailey Frederick, Sr., Murray 27; T9. Keely Coen, Fr., Creston, 27.

Earned run average – 1. Mallory Raney, So., East Union, 1.12; 2. TJ Stoaks, Jr., Lenox, 1.57; 3. Addy Reynolds, So., Mount Ayr, 1.62; 4. Jorja Holliday, 08, Nodaway Valley, 3.32; 5. Kaela Eslinger, Sr., Orient-Macksburg, 3.76; 6. Whitney Lamb, So., Nodaway Valley, 3.82; 7. Keely Coen, Fr., Creston, 3.97; 8. Haylee Gillam, Fr., Creston 4.17; 8. Teryn Shields, Fr., Murray, 6.07; 9. Ryanne Mullen, Fr., Southwest Valley, 8.93; 10. Isabelle Inman, Jr., Southwest Valley, 9.17.

Walks and hits per innings pitched (WHIP) – 1. Addy Reynolds, So., Mount Ayr, 0.83; 2. Mallory Raney, So., East Union, 0.93; 3. TJ Stoaks, Jr., Lenox, 0.98; 4. Haylee Gillam, Fr., Creston, 1.48; 5. Jorja Holliday, 08, Nodaway Valley, 1.53; 6. Keely Coen, Fr., Creston, 1.56; 7. Kaela Eslinger, Sr., Orient-Macksburg, 1.71; 8. Whitney Lamb, So., Nodaway Valley, 1.74; 9. Isabelle Inman, Jr., Southwest Valley, 1.95; 10. Ryanne Mullen, Fr., Southwest Valley, 2.06.

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