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MVP Wilks among five Sparta SWCL First-Team selections


SWCL softball champion Sparta, which breezed through conference play undefeated this season, landed five players on the All-SWCL First-Team.

Lady Trojans junior pitcher Natalie Wilks is the SWCL MVP.

Wilks’ pitching stats include a 22-3 W-L record, 1.20 ERA, 240 strikeouts and 28 walks over 134 innings. Her hitting stats are highlighted by a .568 batting average, 20 doubles, 40 runs scored and 36 RBIs.

Joining Wilks on the First-Team are Sparta shortstop Megan Brown, first baseman Kenzie Wilson, outfielder Mya Fulton and catcher Madeline Brown.

Megan Brown batted .476 with a .598 on-base percentage and 44 runs scored, or an average of 1.8 runs a game.

Wilson hit .493 with four homers and 33 RBIs.

Madeline Brown batted .333 and walked a dozen times.

Fulton hit .373 and walked 18 times. She had a game-winning RBI-single in Sparta’s Class 2 District 5 semi-final win versus Forsyth.

The rest of the First-Team includes Purdy’s Robyn Schad, Jessie Hoppes and Hadley Hughes, Crane’s Danielle Cutbirth, Pera Mease and Lauren Akin, Galena’s Kaesha Walker, Southwest’s Natalie Johnson and Blue Eye’s Skye Hobbs.

Sparta’s Troy McPherson is the league’s Coach Of the Year.

Sparta’s Averi Leyland, Abbi Crocker and Aysha Fulton and Baylee Williams received honorable mention recognition.


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