The Courier Times recently released its All Area for Softball. Knightstown’s Vivian Goodpaster, Haley Fowler, and Ryan Johnson were named first team All Area. Georgee Lawhorne and Robyn Clark were named second team All Area. The following are excerpts from the Courier Times article:
Goodpaster, a Panther junior, had the third-best BA in the area with .521 and had 38 hits, 31 runs, and 15 RBI with 15 doubles (first in the area), three triples (third in the area), three home runs, and 10 stolen bases. Her slugging percentage of .931 was 33rd best in the state, and she had an on-base percentage of .560.
As good as these numbers are, she may have been even better defensively as a catcher. Her ability to pick off runners at first and third base was uncanny. Goodpaster had a .969 fielding percentage with just three errors in 98 total chances. Few balls got by her.
Fowler, a Knightstown senior, also could have made the team as a pitcher or position player. Fowler had a .388 BA with 37 RBI (second in the area), 31 hits, and 28 runs scored. She hit nine doubles, two triples, and six home runs (second in the area). Her slugging percentage was .775.
On the mound, Fowler had a 9-6 record and 3.11 ERA in 72 IP with 65 strikeouts and 43 walks. She also played the outfield and her total fielding percentage at both positions was . 944 with just seven errors in 126 total chances.
Johnson, also a senior, was a repeat selection, having made the First Team a year ago. This season, Johnson hit .429 with 27 hits, 19 runs, and 16 RBI. She had six doubles, a triple, and five home runs (tied for third in the area). Defensively, Johnson had a .933 fielding percentage with just three errors all season.
Lawhorne, a Knightstown junior, had a very strong season with a BA of .488 (fifth in the area), 40 hits (second in the area), and 11 RBI with 14 doubles (tied for second) and a triple. her fielding percentage, mostly at shortstop, was .924 in 92 total chances.
Clark, another junior, also had a strong season for the Panthers with a BA of .439 (ninth in the area), 29 hits and RBI apiece, and 18 runs scored with nine doubles, a home run, and eight stolen bases. She had a .950 fielding percentage playing in the outfield.