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DoniRae Mayhew

School: Bettendorf

Year: Senior

Stats: 19-3, 1.37 ERA, 133 1/3 IP, 104 Ks; .552 average, 17 2B, 12 HR, 55 RBI, 43 walks, .695 on base

Quick hit: The MAC player of the year garnered Class 5A first team all-state honors for third straight year and leaves as league's all-time home run leader (59). 

Nicole Timmons

School: Assumption

Year: Junior

Stats: 21-4, 0.99 ERA, 134 1/3 IP, 258 Ks, .093 opponents average

Quick hit: Drake recruit and 3A first team all-stater struck out career-high 18 in regional opener, followed by 12 in back-to-back state tournament games.


Jessi Butler

School: Muscatine

Year: Junior

Stats: .418 average, 51 hits, 11 2B, 3 3B, 38 RBI, caught 12 runners trying to steal 

Quick hit: All-district selection and 5A third team all-stater, she led Muskies in average, doubles, triples, RBI and slugging. 


Megan Adams

School: Moline

Year: Junior

Stats: .394 average, 24 runs, 8 2B, 11 HR, 38 RBI; 13-9, 3.75 ERA

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


Rachel Stewart

School: Davenport West

Year: Junior

Stats: .450 average, 39 runs, 63 hits, 14 2B, HR, 49 RBI, .988 fielding

Quick hit: The all-MAC and second team 5A all-state selection was top run producer for state-qualifying and 31-win Falcons.


Kaitlyn Markin

School: United Township

Year: Junior

Stats: .475 average, 48 hits, 34 runs, 12 2B, 6 HR, 35 RBI

Quick hit: Named to the top metro team for a second straight season after earning all-Big Six first team and ICA 4A second team all-state honors. 


Becca Barnett

School: Alleman

Year: Sophomore

Stats: .448 average, 47 hits, 37 runs, 6 2B, 5 3B, HR, 38 RBI

Quick hit: First team all-conference selection helped the Pioneers earn a share of the Western Big Six championship.


Lexi Coleman

School: United Township

Year: Junior

Stats: .553 average, 47 hits, 37 runs, 4 2B, 2 3B, 7 RBIs

Quick hit: Earned first team all-conference and third team Class 4A all-state honors for the Panthers.

Jasmine Lara

School: Pleasant Valley

Year: Senior

Stats: .453 average, 47 runs, 67 hits, 5 2B, 2 3B, 18 RBI, 29 SB, no errors

Quick hit: Team's lead-off hitter and Western Illinois recruit was 5A first team all-state choice and powered PV to state runner-up finish.

Lauryn Stegall

School: Rock Island

Year: Freshman

Stats: .511 average, 56 hits, 42 runs, 7 2B, 9 HR, 38 RBI

Quick hit: Had a breakout freshman season to earn first team all-conference accolades.


Hannah Kelley

School: Assumption

Year: Sophomore

Stats: .431 average, 39 runs, 59 hits, 20 2B, 3 3B, 4 HR, 30 RBI; 17-1, 1.85 ERA, 110 IP, 102 Ks

Quick hit: The first team all-stater and all-MAC choice was second in 3A with her 20 doubles and struck out only five times in 140 at-bats.

Alexia Lara

School: Pleasant Valley

Year: Sophomore

Stats: .416 average, 57 hits, 10 2B, 7 HR, 45 RBI; 15-4, 1.69 ERA, 149 1/3 IP, 201 Ks

Quick hit: All-MAC, all-district and third team all-stater was only player in Iowa 5A to strike out at least 200 batters and drive in 45 runs. 

Lexy Monty

School: Davenport West

Year: Junior

Stats: .352 average, 43 hits, 9 2B, 2 3B, 11 HR, 44 RBI; 17-5, 1.74 ERA, 133 IP, 99 Ks

Quick hit: Northern Iowa recruit, who was a 5A third team all-state selection, hit grand slam and earned pitching win in regional final against Iowa City West.


Alex Sierens

Pitcher, jr., Rock Island

Stats: 10-5, 2.82 ERA, 90 IP, 72 Ks

Ellie Spelhaug

Pitcher, so., Pleasant Valley

Stats: 19-3, 0.89 ERA, 110 1/3 IP, 87 Ks

Emma Valainis

Catcher, jr., Assumption

Stats: .373 average, 30 runs, 50 hits, 8 2B, 10 HR, 37 RBI

Hannah Mausser

First base, jr., Pleasant Valley

Stats: .391 average, 59 hits, 9 2B, 9 HR, 48 RBI

Abbi Yodts

Second base, jr., Moline

Stats: .374 average, 40 hits, 20 runs, 8 2B, 5 HR, 36 RBI

Jayme Finn

Shortstop, so., Davenport West

Stats: .405 average, 41 runs, 53 hits, 5 2B, 12 RBI, 9 SB

London Jackson

Third base, so., United Township

Stats: .458 average, 49 hits, 45 runs, 15 2B, 2 3B, 4 HR, 25 RBI

Maris Boelens

Outfield, jr., Alleman

Stats: .404 average, 40 hits, 34 runs, 5 2B, 1 3B, 17 RBI

Alyssa Ealy

Outfield, jr., Moline

Stats: .380 average, 46 hits, 40 runs, 6 3B, 3 HR, 19 RBI, 10 SB

Alli Wroblewski

Outfield, jr., Bettendorf

Stats: .400 average, 43 runs, 52 hits, 12 2B, 3 3B, 7 HR, 46 RBI, 21 SB

Noely Baumann

Utility, so., Alleman

Stats: .452 average, 42 hits, 37 runs, 2 2B, 2 3B, 17 RBI

Jessica Pauley

Utility, so., Alleman

Stats: .455 average, 30 hits, 22 runs, 3 HR, 32 RBI

Lexi Smith

Utility, sr., Bettendorf

Stats: .419 average, 44 hits, 11 2B, 7 HR, 43 RBI


ALLEMAN: Mattie Buller, so., Rocio Casas, jr., Rachel Patting, sr.

ASSUMPTION: Ashley Ackerman, sr.; Carlie Samon, 8th; Sophie Van Severen, jr.; Nicole Yoder, fr.

BETTENDORF: Cheyanne Bergert, sr.; Grace Erpelding, so.; Erin Hatch, so.; Gabrielle VanderVinne, jr.

CLINTON: Allison McQuistion, jr. 

DAVENPORT CENTRAL: Shelby Thede, sr.

DAVENPORT NORTH: Emily Baenziger, jr.; Andrea Figg, sr.; Morgan Smith, sr.

DAVENPORT WEST: Chelsea Notton, sr.; Paige Roehlk, jr.; Erica Ralfs, fr.

MOLINE: Sydney Biscontine, jr., Megan Medinger, sr., Kiya Ritchie, so., Ella Specht, jr.

MUSCATINE: Catie Cole, so.; Brittni Lloyd, so.; Abby Rusch, jr. 

NORTH SCOTT: Casey Lewis, jr.; Kendal Newman, so.; Lauren VanBlaricom, sr.

PLEASANT VALLEY: Rylee Carlson, so.; Sydney Hester, sr.; Carli Spelhaug, fr.

ROCK ISLAND: Bri Hart, sr., Brooke Hart, sr., Madison Perez, fr., Ashley Peters, fr., Sophia Thomer, so.

UNITED TOWNSHIP: Tristan Bautista, jr., Summer Bradley, jr., Brandi LaFountaine, fr., Brittni LaFountaine, jr., Taylor Workheiser, jr.


Sports reporter for the Quad-City Times

Sports Editor

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.