Co-MVP honors to Geneseo's Reddig


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Posted Online: June 15, 2014, 7:19 pm
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Jena Reddig capped a superb senior softball season Sunday by being named co-MVP of the Northern Illinois Big 12 West Conference.

The Geneseo star finished 21-4 on the mound this season with a 1.66 ERA and 160 strikeouts vs. 26 walks in 181 innings. Reddig also hit .424 with 40 RBIs and a team-leading 10 home runs for the 27-8-1 sectional qualifiers.

Reddig shared league MVP honors with Karlie Mellott of Sterling, the Leafs' co-champs at 9-1 in conference play. Sterling took third over the weekend at the Class 3A state tournament.

Geneseo and Sterling also each had five of the 18 players earning first-team honors.

Besides Reddig, one of four all-league pitchers, the other Leafs landing on the first team were Hannah Kain (one of two catchers), Sierra Ricketts (one of four outfielders) and two of the five infielders in Darian Gillette and Maddy Shoemaker. Three players also received at-large selections but none were from Geneseo.

Geneseo also claimed two of the 11 honorable mention picks in Carly Rusk and Rachel Varland. Kain and Rusk are juniors. Shoemaker and Varland are sophomores. The rest are seniors.

















 




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