JERSEY - The Jersey girls' softball team was what their Coach Chelsea Crnokrak describes as "an incredibly hard-working group of girls" this past spring.

"Our overall record was 17-14," the coach said. "This was an incredibly hard-working group of girls. We graduated 8 seniors from the 2021 season. The 2022 seniors were Caroline Gibson, Karli Talley, and Jaelyn Schulte. Their leadership, positive attitudes, and work ethic helped make this season a success. We competed well in our conference and in the postseason with a tough loss to Triad in the Regional Championship.

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"This team also broke the school record for most team home runs with 28. The previous record was 18. Additionally, Caroline Gibson broke the JCHS single-season home run record with 9 and tied the school career home run record with 11."

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Panthers' Softball Award Winners:

Pictured Front to Back (L-R):

1. Caroline Gibson - Lady Panther Legacy Award

Varsity Best Offensive Player

School Record - Most Home runs in a season-9

Tied School Record - Most Home runs in career-11

2. Kendal Davis - Most Improved and Best Teammate

3. Autumn Heitzman - Panther Hustle Award

4. Karli Talley - PAC Pride Award

5. Jaelyn Schulte - Best Teammate

6. Kari Krueger - MVP, Most RBIs, Best Teammate

7. Bria Tuttle - Varsity Best Defensive Player, Highest Batting Average, Most Stolen Bases

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8. Rose Brainerd - Rookie of the Year

The 2022 Panthers also broke the school record for most home runs as a team with 28. The previous record was 18.

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MVC All-Conference Softball Team Selections:

1st Team:

Caroline Gibson - Catcher

Bria Tuttle - Shortstop

Kari Krueger - Outfield

2nd Team:

Ashlyn Brown - Pitcher

Taylor Stelbrink - DP

Honorable Mention:

Rose Brainerd - 3rd

Karli Talley - OF

Coach Crnokrak said looking forward, "we return with a strong senior class of 6 players led by 3-year varsity starters Kari Krueger and Bria Tuttle. Our pitchers Ashlyn Brown, Taylor Stelbrink, Rose Brainerd, and Jillian Pine are all hard workers in the off-season, so I look forward to seeing their growth over the next several months.

"Next season looks to be very exciting for the JCHS Panthers."

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