BUTLER — Four members of Eastside’s softball team earned recognition from Northeast Corner Conference coaches.

Junior MacKensie Rieke and senior Brittany Salinas were first-team All-NECC selections. Freshmen Mataya Bireley and Faith McClain received honorable mention.

Salinas batted .424 with a team-best 28 hits in 66 at-bats. She scored 18 runs, had six doubles, two triples, a home run and drove in 15 runs while striking out just four times.

Rieke batted .355 with 22 hits in 62 at-bats. She scored 18 runs and drove in 11. Rieke had seven doubles, a triple and stole 11 bases.

Bireley batted .379 with 22 hits and 15 runs scored. She knocked in 15 runs with four doubles and two triples.

McClain batted a team-best .436 with 24 hits in 55 at-bats. She scored 16 times and drove in nine. McClain had five doubles, two triples and swiped a team-leading 13 bases.

Lakeland, which finished 6-4 in NECC contests, had four first-team selections. Angola, Central Noble, Fairfield and regular-season champion Fremont had three first-team picks each.

Eastside, Garrett, West Noble and Westview had two first-team picks each. Churubusco and Prairie Heights had one player selected each.

All-NECC Softball

First Team

Angola: Amanda Cope, Jr.; Emma Konrad, Sr. and Reace Peppler, Sr.

Central Noble: Madison Bremer, Jr.; Samantha Brumbaugh, Jr. and Jocelyn Winebrenner, Jr.

Churubusco: Abigail Erwin, Soph.

Eastside: MacKensie Rieke, Jr. and Brittany Salinas, Sr.

Fairfield: Chloe Dell, Jr.; Kayla Miller, Soph. and Sarah Shank, Jr.

Fremont: Madalyn Beeman, Jr.; Jaden Cardoso, Sr. and Autumn Godwin, Sr.

Garrett: Ryanne Arambula, Jr. and Kierra Richards, Jr.

Lakeland: Elise Edwards, Sr.; Chloe Gust, Fr.; Kylee Palmer, Jr. and Kierstin Roose, Soph.

Prairie Heights: Emily Burkholder, Sr.

West Noble: Kacee Click, Soph. and Kourtnie Jones, Sr.

Westview: Alexys Antal, Fr. and Tori Antal, Sr.

Honorable mention

Angola: Kyler Crowl, Jr. and Janna Schwartzengraber, Jr.

Central Noble: Jenica Berkes, Soph.; Bridgette Gray, Soph. and Andrea Leonhardt, Sr.

Churubusco: Madison Simmons, Sr.

Eastside: Mataya Bireley, Fr. and Faith McClain, Fr.

Fairfield: Krista Wagler, Sr.

Fremont: Macayla Guthrie, Jr.

Lakeland: Makayla Mast, Sr.

Prairie Heights: Haylee Henderson, Soph. and Breanna Walter, Soph.

West Noble: Tori Franklin, Soph. and Jaden Hanna, Sr.

Westview: Addie Bender, Soph. and Zoe Williams, Jr.

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