The Fairfield softball team celebrated their season Thursday afternoon at the middle school fields after being eliminated just 39 hours earlier in a 4-1 loss at Newton in the Class 4A region 5 final.
All-Southeast Conference and team awards were handed out and players shared some of their favorite experiences, what they will be working on in the off-season and the seniors said thank you.
Player of the year
Michaela Davis, Sr. Keokuk
1st team SEC
Shaylin Drish, So.
.358 BA, .452 OBP, 31 runs scored, 14 RBI, 1 HR, 17 walks drawn
Ashtyn Drish, Sr.
.368 BA, 19 runs scored, 8 doubles, 26 RBI, 1 HR
Allison Rebling, So.
14 RBI, 11 walks drawn and nine runs scored
15-9 record, 152 IP, team?s only save, 206 Ks, 70 walks, 1.66 ERA, Opp BA .159
Kamryn Bailey, Sr.
Michaela Davis, Sr.
Kalala Hall, Sr.
Jalynn Wood, Jr.
Kellie Dallmeyer, Fr.
Morgan Brinning, Sr.
Megan Mitchell, Sr.
Makayla Cam, Jr.
Anni Liechty, Jr.
Chi Glaha, Sr.
2nd team SEC
Lily Hoskins, So.
.298 BA, .341 OBP, 14 runs scored, 10 RBI,
Hannah Simpson, 8th
.312 BA, .372 OBP, 17 runs scored, 7 2B, 3 HR, 24 RBI, 11 walks drawn
.210 BA, .263 OBP, 13 RBI, 2 HR and caught nearly all 42 games
MVP: Ashtyn Drish
Coaches: Blair Bowman and Ellie Ledger
Golden Glove: Shay Drish
Rookie of the year: Hannah Simpson
Senior: Taylor Myers
Senior thank yous
?I want to thank my mom and my dad, obviously, and everyone that?s supported me and my teammates over the years for always being there for me.?
?Senior night was pretty fun for me, just saying goodbye and it was a nice end to the season.?
?Big thank you to my parents and my sister and all of my teammates and coaches along the way. There?s been a lot of people that have impacted my softball career and my life in general and it?s taught me a lot and will help my in the futre.?
?I?ve had a lot of good moments going to state three straight years. There?s honestly not one moment. I?ve created a lot of moments and bonds with them and certain moments don?t stick out because there are so many of them.?
Class of 2019
?I need to step up my game a little more and I need to figure out how to be a better leader. I also want to work harder in practice no matter what is going on.?
?Keep the team involved in the dugout and on the field and keep them pumped up regardless and help them when needed.?
The sophomore girls The largest grade of contributing athletes at FHS.
Shay Drish - Favorite thing about being part of the big sports class?
?The relationships since we do have a big sophomore class and we play a lot of different sports together and the relationships just grow and get stronger.?
Grace Stever - Talk about being part of such an athletic class.
?It?s an advantage because we?ve played so many sports together and we?ve played softball together through travel ball, so I think it helps us get used to each other and it?s nice to be part of this class.?
Lily Hoskins - Being part of the big softball class.
?Well, it?s been really nice growing up with the girls and just continuing through softball with all of your friends while you?re doing this kind of stuff.?
Carly Ferrel - Playing softball with your friends.
?It?s pretty fun because I?ve known these girls for a really long time and getting to play with them is amazing.?
Allison Rebling - Talk about being a leader, but having tons of talent around you.
?When I came here freshman year, it was pretty easy to get involved with them and get close with them which carries on the field, too.
Destiny Gridley - Being part of such an athletic class.
?I think that it?s good that we?re so athletic because we?ve been playing all of these sports since we were young together and I think that helps us.?
Bailey Hird - The lone member of the Class of 2021
?It was hard to adjust without any of my classmates, but both the younger and older girls are very supportive and it makes it a lot easier.?
What do you want to accomplish in your five years?
?I?m trying to grow as a player and improve my stats and get better every year. I?m just trying to get base hits everytime, not swing for the fences.?
?I want to build good relationships with my teammates. It?s just supposed to be fun, it?s just a game.?
?I really like softball and it?s fun to hang out with my friends and play.?
?I hope to have a great bond with everyone and have fun and be successful. That doesn?t necessarily mean going to state, although that would be nice. I?m working on outfield and I can catch sometimes.?