Mac softball players honored
Six McMinnville softball players received Class 6A Pacific Conference postseason honors, as voted on by the conference’s coaches.
Senior Jacinda Swiger was the Grizzlies’ only first-team selection, as an outfielder. Swiger led Mac with a .438 batting average and a .449 on-base percentage.
Freshman Kayleigh Scanlon was named second-team all-league as a pitcher. Scanlon posted a 3-6 record in 14 appearances, with a 2.90 earned-run average. Scanlon struck out 34 batters and walked 27 on the season.
Freshmen Sydnee Reeser and Sydni Dix and juniors Makayla Khatewoda and Sam Hensley all received honorable mention from the conference.
Hensley, an outfielder, batted .234 with a slugging percentage of .362 for the Grizzlies. Her fielding percentage was a perfect 1.000.
Khatewoda, McMinnville’s catcher, posted a .311 batting average and a .340 on-base percentage. Khatewoda was perfect in the field with a 1.000 fielding percentage.
Reeser pitched and played shortstop for the Grizzlies in her first season on varsity. She posted a .230 slugging percentage. Dix batted .333 with a slugging percentage of .470 as McMinnville’s third baseman.
Courtney Clayton of Glencoe was named Pitcher of the Year, and Emily Sorem of Tualatin was named Player of the Year. Coach of the Year honors were split between Tualatin’s Jenna Wilson and Newberg’s Steve Richard.
The Grizzlies finished the season with a 13-14 overall record and a 6-8 Class 6A Pacific Conference record, taking sixth place. McMinnville fell in the first round of the Class 6A state playoffs to Barlow.