Thursday, November 12, 2015

UIS softball signs 6 players, including SHG's Derhake, Wagoner

Sacred Heart-Griffin High School’s Bree Ann Derhake and Lakyn Wagoner were among six players who signed with the University of Illinois Springfield softball program Wednesday.

Derhake, a left-handed hitter, was named to the Illinois Coaches Association Class 3A all-state second team and helped SHG place fourth at the state tourney.

Wagoner transferred to SHG from Havana. She led the area with 43 stolen bases and hit .496 for the Ducks last season.

St. Joseph-0gden High outfielder Allison Rose hit in six postseason softball games last spring after tearing an anterior cruciate ligament and meniscus in a knee in the final basketball game of the 2014-15 season.

Infielder Baylee Hull helped Bishop McNamara to a win over Rose and her teammate in third third-place game at the Class 2A tournament.

Effingham St. Anthony catcher/infielder Hunter Niebrugge earned ICA all-state honors as a sophomore and junior and was the National Trail Conference Most Valuable Player in 2015.

Brittany Moore was an all-state pitcher at Union Grove (Wisconsin) High School last spring.

This article appeared online in The State Journal-Register on November 11, 2015.

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