Times Sports Editor
Postseason awards were recently presented in high school softball and baseball and a pair of Northview Knights were honored for their outstanding seasons on the softball diamond.
Carter led the team in several categories, hitting .490 for the year with 49 hits in 100 at-bats. The rising senior pounded out nine home runs and 12 doubles while also leading the way with 42 RBI's. Carter was on base nearly 55 percent of the time with 13 walks and scored 29 times.
In the pitching circle, Carter was 16-6 overall with a pair of saves and a 1.59 ERA, striking out 166 over 141 innings while facing some of the state's top teams. She also posted four shutouts on the year and allowed just 98 hits.
The recently graduated Conrad finished up a great career with the Knights by posting a .364 batting average and driving in 20 runs this season. The sure handed shortstop also had six doubles, three triples and a home run while scoring 15 times and reaching base 42 percent of the time.
Terre Haute South graduate Marissa Stout was named to the Third Team All-State and South Putnam grad Brooke Boetjer was named Indiana Miss Softball after leading the Eagles to a second straight state championship and an unbeaten mark this season.
In baseball, Shakamak advanced to the Class A State Championship game before falling to Lafayette Central Catholic. The Lakers placed Brock Dowell on the First Team All-State and also had Brett Yeryar on the Honorable Mention list.
Austin Mannan of Cloverdale was on the Class 2A Honorable Mention list along with Brian Dale. In Class 3A, Edgewood's Jake Bauer was a First Team All-State pitcher and in 4A, Terre Haute North's Cody Gardner was an Honorable Mention.
The Indiana High School Baseball Coaches Association Player of the Year will be announced on July 13.