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Softball 2001:
A Final Look

By Rob Potter
SULLIVAN COUNTY — June 15, 2001 – Today we begin our look back at how the 11 area high school softball teams fared during the 2001 season.
Look for more team profiles in upcoming issues of the Democrat.


Overall Record: 4-14
League Record: 3-8 OCIAA Division IV
Top Hitters: Junior Amanda Tice led the team with a .524 average. Tice, the Lady Yellow Jacket catcher, hit three home runs and knocked in 18 RBI on the season. She also hit for the cylce in one contest – smashing a single, a double, a pair of triples and two home runs.
Senior first baseman Kristen Borstelmann hit .404 and had 13 RBI. Junior shortstop Aimee Schneider recorded a .392 batting average and knocked in 12 runs. Junior Becky Ryman finished the year with a .387 average and 12 RBI.
Top Pitcher(s): Ryman was the number one hurler for the squad. She finished the year with a 4-12 record.
Season Highlight: “When we beat (SW) J-Y at home, it was probably our best game,” Coach Dot McCrone said. “We played really well as a team in that game. We played really great defense as well.”
Season Lowlight: McCrone declined to name a season lowlight.
Team Awards: Schneider was chosen as the team’s Most Valuable Player. Casey Williams, a junior center fielder, won the team’s defesive player of the year award and senior left fielder Becky Sparling earned the team award.

Sullivan West/DV

Overall Record: 7-7
League Record: 6-4 OCIAA Division V
Top Hitters: Sophomore Kate VanWagenen hit .400 to lead the Lady Eagle offense. She also had eight RBI on the year. Junior first baseman Megan Moran hit .333 and knocked in 12 runs. Senior Christina Head hit .320 with one home run and 11 RBI. Junior third baseman Karen Terry recorded a .319 average and finished the season with 10 RBI.
Top Pitcher(s): Head was the Lady Eagles’ top hurler. She finished the season with a 6-6 record and struck out 48 batters in 75 innings of work. Senior Erika Long went 1-0.
Season Highlight: “Our two best wins were when we beat Roscoe 7-6 here at home and when we beat (SW) Narrowsburg 15-14 here,” Coach John Meyer said. “Against Roscoe, we were down 6-1 going into the bottom of the seventh and we scored six runs that inning to win it. And we beat Narrowburg in a real slugfest.”
Meyer also pointed out that his team defeated SW/N in Narrowsburg by scoring three runs in the eighth inning to earn a 12-9 win.”
Season Lowlight: “The sectional game. Chester is a good team, but I thought we would give them a better game,” Meyer said of the contest, which SW/DV lost by a 7-1 margin.
Team Awards: At the SW/DV athletic banquet on June 11, Meyer presented the MVP plaque to Head and the Coaches’ Award to Long.

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