Monday, March 23, 2020

1978 Softball

Big Nine Standings
School Big 9 Overall
Machesney Park Harlem 7-1 17-2
Rockford Guilford 7-1 11-2
Freeport 5-3 9-6
Rockford Auburn 4-4 6-5
Rockford East 4-4 5-5
Rockford Jefferson 3-5 5-5
Belvidere 3-5 5-8
Rockford Boylan 2-6 3-7
Rockford West 1-7 1-8
IHSA Tournament
Machesney Park Harlem Regional Champion

First Team All-Conference
Pitcher Yolanda Block Harlem So.
Pitcher Vicki Simmons Auburn Sr.
Catcher Pat Reck East Jr.
Infield Debbie Rydberg Guilford Jr.
Infield Sue Wentland Harlem So.
Infield Julie Anne Axberg East Sr.
Infield Mary Olmstead Guilford Fr.
Outfield Debbie Clark East Jr.
Outfield Lisa Laughlin Freeport So.
Outfield Sue Tackeberry Harlem Sr.
Second Team All-Conference
Pitcher Laurie Coffey Guilford Sr.
Catcher Kathy Angel Boylan Sr.
Infield Renita Pash Freeport Jr.
Infield Brenda Beyer Jefferson Sr.
Infield Kathy Hall Harlem So.
Infield Lisa Clark Auburn Sr.
Outfield Cheryl Ridulph Jefferson Jr.
Outfield Loretta Patterson Harlem So.
Outfield Laurie Kelley Guilford Sr.
Honorable Mention
Pitcher Lisa Evans Harlem
Catcher Kim Kennington Harlem
Catcher Mary Wight Auburn
Infield Jamie Stroud Auburn
Infield Karen Puskac West
Infield Kim Evink Harlem
Infield Pam Nichols Jefferson
Infield Dana Christopher Boylan
Coach of the Year
Sharon Hendrix Harlem

All-Conference Accomplishments
Yolanda Block 13-1 as a pitcher, 3 perfect games, 7 no-hitters, 1.10 ERA with 169 strikeouts in 94 innings. Batted .500 with 7 HRs and 24 RBI.
Vicki Simmons 5-4 record with 48 strikeouts versus 23 walks in 66 innings. Batted .516.
Pat Reck Batted .531 while throwing out seven base stealers.
Sue Wentland Batted .377 with 15 RBI.
Mary Olmstead Batted .519 with 5 HR, 22 RBI and 26 runs scored.
Debbie Rydberg Batted .459 with 5 HRs, 24 RBI, 32 runs scored and only four errors on 71 chances.
Julie Anne Axberg Batted .548 with 14 RBI.
Debbie Clark Batted .367 with 1 HR and 7 RBI.
Lisa Laughin Batted .275 with 12 walks, 8 steals and 14 runs.
Sue Tackeberry Played all 3 outfield positions without making an error. Batted .244 with 8 RBI.

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