FIRST TEAM

PITCHERS

Hannah Kelley

School: Assumption

Year: Junior

Stats: 19-1, 0.41 ERA, 120 1/3 IP, 19 walks, 108 Ks; .409 average, 42 runs, 13 doubles, 58 RBIs, 10 SB

Quick hit: The MAC player of the year earned first team all-state accolades in 3A. She led the Knights in RBIs and sacrifices. In pitching circle, Northern Iowa recruit didn't surrender an earned run in last 25 innings she pitched.

Nicole Timmons (captain)

School: Assumption

Year: Senior

Stats: 25-0, 0.43 ERA, 145 2/3 IP, 32 hits allowed, 53 walks, 321 Ks, .065 opponents batting average

Quick hit: Drake signee and captain of Class 3A all-tournament team powered Knights to their first state title after striking out tournament-record 20 in finale. She allowed just one earned run in her last 55 2/3 innings.

CATCHER

Emma Valainis

School: Assumption

Year: Senior

Stats: .422 average, 54 hits, 14 doubles, 8 HRs, 53 RBIs, .719 slugging

Quick hit: Northern Iowa signee and first team all-state choice batted clean-up and led state champion Knights in home runs. Valainis, a five-year starer, had 17 games where she drove in multiple runs. 

FIRST BASE

Megan Adams

School: Moline

Year: Senior

Stats: .393 average, 48 hits, 11 doubles, 6 HRs, 37 RBIs, .631 slugging

Quick hit: A three-time first team all-metro selection, she earned first team all-Big Six and Class 4A second team all-state honors by Illinois Coaches Association.

SECOND BASE

Carli Spelhaug

School: Pleasant Valley

Year: Sophomore

Stats: .469 average, 50 runs, 67 hits, 14 doubles, 5 triples, 5 HRs, 29 RBIs, 21 SB, .503 on-base percentage, .741 slugging

Quick hit: Captain of the Class 5A all-tournament team at state, Spelhaug led Spartans in five offensive categories — runs, hits, doubles, triples and stolen bases. She had just six errors in 152 chances defensively.

SHORTSTOP

Kaitlyn Markin

School: United Township

Year: Senior

Stats: .423 average, 41 hits, 9 doubles, 3 triples, 7 HRs, 40 RBIs, .793 slugging

Quick hit: Has been on the all-metro team all four years, the last three on the first team. Earned first team all-Big Six and ICA 4A second team all-state honors.

THIRD BASE

Mackenzie Jacobs

School: Moline

Year: Senior

Stats: .384 average, 48 hits, 18 RBIs, 18 stolen bases, .560 slugging

Quick hit: Earned third team Class 4A all-state and first team all-Big Six honors for the Maroons.

OUTFIELD

Maris Boelens

School: Alleman

Year: Senior

Stats: .483 average, 57 hits, 41 runs, 10 doubles, 3 triples, HR, 18 RBIs, 5 stolen bases

Quick hit: Southern Illinois signee earned first team all-Big Six honors and has batted over .400 the past three seasons for the Pioneers.

Lexi Coleman

School: United Township

Year: Senior

Stats: .455 average, 40 hits, 3 doubles, 1 triple, 11 RBIs, .511 slugging

Quick hit: Repeat first team selection earned first team all-Big Six and third team Class 4A all-state honors for the second straight year for the Panthers.

Alli Wroblewski

School: Bettendorf

Year: Senior

Stats: .435 average, 41 runs, 64 hits, 18 doubles, 3 HR, 41 RBIs, 47 SB

Quick hit: First team all-MAC and Class 5A second team all-stater led Bulldogs in extra-base hits, RBIs and stolen bases. South Dakota track recruit was steady in center with only one error in more than 70 chances.

UTILITY

Alexia Lara

School: Pleasant Valley

Year: Junior

Stats: .473 average, 61 hits, 12 doubles, 12 HR, 50 RBIs, .523 on-base percentage, .860 slugging; 12-3, 1.45 ERA, 106 IP, 117 Ks

Quick hit: The first team all-state selection in 5A and team's top hitter was critical to PV's first state championship. She hit game-winning homer in quarterfinals and closed out all three games at state in pitching circle.

Lexy Monty

School: Davenport West

Year: Senior

Stats: .471 average, 56 hits, 11 doubles, 19 HR, 66 RBIs, .556 on-base percentage, 1.042 slugging; 16-3, 1.94 ERA, 119 1/3 IP, 107 Ks

Quick hit: Class 5A first team all-stater tied for state lead in home runs and was third in RBIs. Headed to Kirkwood, Monty finished career with 52 homers. She powered Falcons to 32-9 record and regional final appearance.

Ashley Peters

School: Rock Island

Year: Sophomore

Stats: 9-2 record, 1.00 ERA, 84 IP, 77 Ks, 1 walk; .441 average, 45 hits, 8 doubles, HR, 24 RBIs

Quick hit: Purdue commit earned first team all-conference and second-team Class 4A all-state honors, helping Rock Island clinch a share of its first conference title since 1995.

SECOND TEAM

Alex Sierens

Pitcher, sr., Rock Island

Stats: Third team all-state, 11-1, 1.30 ERA, 70 IP, 73 Ks, 12 walks

Ellie Spelhaug

Pitcher, jr., Pleasant Valley

Stats: 21-5, 1.08 ERA, 136 1/3 IP, 104 hits, 53 walks, 122 Ks; .392 average, 7 doubles, 9 HR, 35 RBIs

Hannah Mausser

Catcher, sr., Pleasant Valley

Stats: .381 average, 51 hits, 8 doubles, 15 HR, 52 RBIs, .776 slugging

Hannah Wislander

First base, jr., Assumption

Stats: .473 average, 52 hits, 6 doubles, 5 HR, 33 RBIs, .524 on-base pct.

Rachel Stewart

Second base, sr., Davenport West

Stats: .455 average, 44 runs, 56 hits, 10 doubles, 4 triples, 45 RBIs, .489 on-base pct.

Jayme Finn

Shortstop, jr., Davenport West

Stats: .526 average, 53 runs, 71 hits, 12 doubles, 34 RBIs, 26 SB, .562 on-base pct.

London Jackson

Third base, jr., United Township

Stats: Third team all-state, .380 average, .640 slugging, 38 hits, 6 doubles, 1 triple, 6 HR, 25 RBIs

Brittni Lloyd

Outfield, jr., Muscatine

Stats: .484 average, 41 runs, 60 hits, 19 RBIs, 28 SB, .526 on-base pct.

Sophie VanSeveren

Outfield, sr., Assumption

Stats: .422 average, 48 runs, 57 hits, 14 RBIs, 27 SB, .451 on-base pct.

Emily Wood

Outfield, 8th, Pleasant Valley

Stats: .415 average, 40 runs, 49 hits, 10 doubles, 5 HR, 32 RBIs, 18 SB

Becca Barnett

Utility, jr., Alleman

Stats: .410 average, .619 slugging, 43 hits, 9 doubles, 2 triples, 3 HR, 36 RBIs, 7 SB

Erin Hatch

Utility, jr., Bettendorf

Stats: .464 average, 58 hits, 10 doubles, HR, 32 RBIs, 15 sacrifices, .521 on-base pct.

Brittni LaFountaine

Utility, sr., United Township

Stats: .362 average, .523 slugging, 38 hits, 14 doubles, 1 HR, 26 RBIs

HONORABLE MENTION

Alleman: Mattie Buller, jr., Jessica Pauley, jr.

Assumption: Carlie Sammon, fr.; Olivia Wardlow, 8th; Nicole Yoder, so.

Bettendorf: Grace Erpelding, jr.; Madison Temple, fr.; Gabrielle VanderVinne, sr.

Clinton: Maddison Meggenberg, fr.; Allison McQuistion, sr.

Davenport Central: Aubrey Verdon, jr.; Karlie Westmoreland, sr.

Davenport North: Avery Brooks, fr.; Lauren Proehl, sr.; McKenna Rebarcak, 8th

Davenport West: Emma Lee, so.; Erica Ralfs, so.; Paige Roehlk, sr.

Moline: Sydney Biscontine, sr., Alexa Bishop, sr., Alyssa Ealy, sr.

Muscatine: Kaitlyn Bierman, jr.; Jessi Butler, sr.; Catie Cole, jr.; Morgan Hogenson, jr.

North Scott: Rachel Anderson, fr.; Delaney Kilburg, jr.; Casey Lewis, sr.; Peyton Schneckloth, sr.

Pleasant Valley: Rylee Carlson, jr.; Mallory Lafever, so.

Rock Island: Bailey Allison, sr., Lauren Stegall, so., Sophia Thomer, jr.

United Township: Tristan Bautista, sr., Brandi LaFountaine, so.

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Prep sports editor, with emphasis on covering the Mississippi Athletic Conference and Iowa area high schools. I've been in sports journalism for 17 years, the last five at the Quad-City Times.