Lady Lancer softball

From left are seniors Hannah Filley, offensive player of the year and first-team all-HNAC; Sydney Coblentz, defensive player of the year; Karly Unruh, mental attitude award; Brianna Sauer, senior utility player; and Allison Thomas, first-team all-HNAC. Not pictured are Ayva Barger, rookie of the year, Allison Medors, offensive player of the year, all-HNAC and second team all-state.

LAKEVILLE — The LaVille softball team recently celebrated awards recognition night.

The Lancers finished the season with a 7-17 overall record and 2-5 in a much-improved Hoosier North Athletic Conference.

The Lancers were much more competitive in 2019, losing four games by one run and seven games by a total of 13 runs.

“We graduate three seniors that have a combined 11 years varsity experience that cannot be replaced,” said coach Scot Shearer. “Hannah Filley is a two-time All-conference unanimous shortstop who hit over .400 the last two seasons. Hannah Good is a three-year varsity pitcher and Brianna Sauer, a utility player who could hit for power. Sauer is the only player I have had that has played every position on the field. Both Filley and Sauer battled back from injury to make solid contributions to Laville softball. Each one of these young ladies brought their own unique personality, talent, skill and ability that will be missed.”

The team broke the school-record in home runs as the Lancers improved their batting average to .310, and a fielding percentage around 90 percent. The earned run average continues to improve and is set return 12 players for the 2020 season.

Along with Filley and Medors being selected All-hooiser North Athletic Conference first-team, Medors was selected to the ICGSA All-state list. Medors was chosen second-team All-state in the Class 1A/2A division.

Good earned ICGSA Allacademic Honorable Mention status and was a very successful flute player in the Laville band, earning gold ratings in the state contest.

“We are a balanced group of returnees for the 2020 season,” said Shearer. “A strong upperclass group, coupled with that added experience of our sophomores and a handful of incoming freshmen will give us a strong base to start the 2020 season.”

“We are excited to get some work done in the off season,” said Shearer. “We continue to look to improve our pitching, defense, and overall conditioning. We have set goals for the 2020 season, now we have to put the work in to achieve those goals. I have confidence we will put that work in to get better.”

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