Six North Platte Community College softball players have received post-season honors including sophomore Willow Chitty (North Platte) who was named Region IX Division II Offensive Player of the Year as well as being named to the All-Region IX team, the Region IX tournament team and the all Nebraska Community College Athletic Conference team.
Joining Chitty on the All Region 9 team were freshman Hallei Morales (North Platte) and freshman Megan Hernandez-Bellew (Broomfield, Colo.).
Chitty was named to the all-tournament team with sophomore Mikayla Gibson (West Valley, Utah) and sophomore Emily Marsden (Papilion).
All-NCCAC team members included Chitty, Gibson and sophomore Ashlynn Krueger (Littleton, Colo.)
In 45 games this season, Willow Chitty led all Region IX Division II hitters with a.575 batting average with seven homeruns and 48 RBIs. She was also first in at bats (153), runs (43), hits (88), doubles (18), total bases (131), on-base percentage (594) and slugging (.856). Her 88 hits this season were the second best in the nation among players from 131 Division II schools. Her batting average was third best in the nation and her on-base percentage fifth in the nation.
Mikayla Gibson led the region with 20 stolen bases and was third on the team in hitting with a .414 batting average in 45 games, with 12 doubles and 40 runs scored. She was second in the region in at bats (152), hits (63) doubles, runs, and second with 80 total bases.
Hallei Morales batted .393 this season with six home runs and 38 RBIs. She was ranked in the top five in the region in hits (53) home runs (6), RBIS, total bases (76), on-base percentage (.461) and was hit by a pitch nine times to lead all players in the region.
Emily Marsden batted .402 and in 159 plate appearances had 60 hits (third in the conference) eight doubles and three home runs. She batted .441 (second in the region) with 24 RBIs, had an on-base percentage of .503 (second in the region) and slugged .581. She appeared in 28 games as a pitcher, starting 12 with a 6-9 record and a 5.84 ERA in 92.1 innings. She struck out 68 hitters (second most in the region) with nine complete games, also second best in the region.
Megan Hernadez-Bellew batted .380 on the season with 12 RBIs and 15 stolen bases. She was the Region IX, Division II leader in both sacrifice flies (five) and sacrifice hits (16). She hit four doubles, two triples, and had 49 total bases.
Ashlynn Krueger a pitcher/infielder appeared in 28 games as a pitcher, and went 7-12 and led all Region IX, Division players with a 4.41 ERA. She threw 111 innings, and struck out 40 hitters. She was second in the region with seven wins and was in the top four among pitchers in the region in appearances (28), games started (17) complete games (7) and strikeouts. Offensively she batted .304 with 24 hits in 79 at bats.