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Posted July 21, 2013
State softball: Area capsules

Cedar Rapids Jefferson's Maddie Hansen has driven in 67 runs in this season. The J-Hawks play Ottumwa in a Class 5A quarterfinal at the state softball tournament Tuesday. (Adam Wesley/The Gazette-KCRG TV9)

 

Capsules on area teams qualifying for the state softball tournament:

 

CEDAR RAPIDS JEFFERSON (Class 5A)

Record: 31-11

Ranking: No. 10

Coach: Brian Erbe (11th year, 355-161; 1st year at Jefferson, 31-11)

Tournament history: 20th appearance, first since 2009. Won titles in 1983, 1997 and 1998.

First-round opponent: J-Hawks face No. 3 Ottumwa (36-6) at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Leading hitters: Maddie Hansen, soph. (.496, 20 2B, 7 HR, 67 RBI); Kaitlyn Davidson, sr. (.421, 35 R, 8 2B); Dani Stromert, sr. (.371, 44 R, 38 BB).

Top  pitchers: Alyssa Olson, soph. (19-3, 0.99 ERA, 216 K, 27 BB in 141 1/3 IP); Brooke Stauffer, sr. (11-7, 1.63, 74 K, 62 BB in 116 IP).

 

CEDAR RAPIDS PRAIRIE (Class 5A)

Record: 28-14

Ranking: Unranked

Coach: Joe Yegge (1st year, 28-14)

Tournament history: 1st appearance

First-round opponent: Hawks face No. 2 Ankeny (32-10) at 5 p.m. Tuesday.

Leading hitters: Mallory Jones, soph. (.392, 31 R); Gabi Carter, soph. (.388, 10 2B, 33 RBI); Natalie Rumer, jr. (.356, 10 2B, 39 RBI).

Top  pitchers: Katie Kuch, sr. (21-7, 2.15 ERA, 111K, 51 BB in 182 1/3 IP).

 

IOWA CITY REGINA (Class 2A)

Record: 20-19

Ranking: Unranked

Coach: Jon Prottsman (14th year, 344-193; 7th year at Regina, 152-114)

Tournament history: 4th appearance. Class 2A state champion in 2011.

First-round opponent: Regals face No. 2 Treynor (28-5), the defending 2A champion, at 3 p.m. Monday.

Leading hitters: Megan Bonnett, jr. (.408, 11 2B, 4 HR, 23 RBI); Jenna Lehman, jr. (.373, 26 RBI); Kennedy Brown, fr. (.368, 41 runs, 6 HR, 23 RBI).

Top  pitchers: Bonnett (9-8, 2.09 ERA, 73 K, 17 BB in 93 2/3 IP); Allison Stein, soph. (6-7, 2.15, 49 K, 16 BB in 97 2/3 IP).

 

JESUP (Class 2A)

Record: 28-12

Ranking: No. 11

Coach: John Begley (19th year, 570-308; 7th year at Jesup, 173-110)

Tournament history: 4th appearance. J-Hawks last qualified in 2010.

First-round opponent: J-Hawks face No. 8 Ackley AGWSR (27-7) at 3:30 p.m. Monday.

Leading hitters: Allison Gibbs, sr. (.424, 27 R, 34 RBI); Kelsey Lough, sr. (.388, 37 RBI, 13 2B, 6 HR).

Top  pitcher: Lough (26-10, 1.43 ERA, 249 K, 33 BB in 219 2/3 IP).

 

MID-PRAIRIE (Class 3A)

Record: 30-10

Ranking: No. 3

Coach: Justin Lutjen (4th year, 107-59)

Tournament history: 8th appearance, including four in a row

First-round opponent: Golden Hawks face No. 14 New Hampton (27-9) at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday.

Leading hitters: Felicia Schulty, sr. (.437, 29 R, 13 2B, 6 HR, 47 RBI); Maddie Kaalberg, sr. (.345, 8 2B, 31 RBI); Amber Kral, fr. (.327, 26 R, 10 2B, 26 RBI).

Top  pitchers: Olivia Lugar, sr. (15-6, 1.92 ERA, 79 K, 48 BB in 131 IP); Taylor Kurtz, soph. (14-4, 2.19, 55K, 22 BB in 108 2/3 IP).

 

MONTICELLO (Class 3A)

Record: 31-6

Ranking: No. 9

Coach: Tiffany Rave (3rd year, 93-25)

Tournament history: 1st appearance

First-round opponent: Panthers face No. 5 Bondurant-Farrar (27-12) at 7:30 p.m. Monday.

Leading hitters: Lael Lubben, sr. (.402, 15 2B, 36 RBI); Allison Kraus, sr. (.378, 34 R, 29 RBI); Kori Bohlken, soph. (.327, 31 R, 6 HR, 44 RBI).

Top  pitcher: Erin Hosch, sr. (23-5, 0.71 ERA, 192 K, 26 BB in 178 IP).

 

SOLON (Class 4A)

Record: 40-2

Ranking: No. 3

Coach: Jim White (19th year, 849-120; 1st year at Solon, 40-2)

Tournament history: 10th appearance, ninth in last 11 years. Won 2A championships in 2003 and 2007.

First-round opponent: Spartans face Washington (29-11) at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Leading hitters: Mallory Madsen, jr. (.525, 60 R, 21 2B, 38 RBI); Taylor Nearad, soph. (.490, 51 RBI, 24 2B, 64 RBI); Kara Misel, sr. (.435, 49 R, 25 2B, 51 RBI). 

Top  pitchers: Emily Ira, soph. (19-1, 0.71 ERA, 129 K, 14 BB in 118 IP); Holly Hinkel, jr. (15-0, 1.37, 67 K, 17 BB in 87 IP).

 

WASHINGTON (Class 4A)

Record: 29-11

Ranking: Unranked

Coach: Angie Schrader (14th year, 304-282)

Tournament history: 3rd appearance. Demons were 4th last year.

First-round opponent: Demons face No. 3 Solon (40-2) at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Leading hitters: Kaitlin Buchholz, sr. (.445, 26 R, 16 2B, 4 HR, 49 RBI); Ashley Rausch, jr. (.417, 17 2B, 46 RBI), Maddie Bohr, sr. (.400, 47 R, 27 SB).

Top  pitchers: Bohr (9-1, 1.94 ERA, 32 K, 39 BB in 61 1/3 IP); Rausch (16-9, 2.24, 104 K, 82 BB in 146 2/3 IP).

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