Tioga County Sports Report for Penn York Valley





SOFTBALL: WAVERLY'S HAMMOND NAMED TIOGA COUNTY SPORTS REPORT 'PLAYER OF THE YEAR' (2019-06-23)


2019 All-Tioga County Softball Team

Tioga County Sport Report
TIOGA COUNTY — It’s been a while since Tioga County has seen a pitcher who is as dominant with her bat as she is with her arm. With a powerful arm and equally powerful bat, Waverly’s Wendi Hammond, was not only the hands-down choice to become the first Tioga County Sports Report “Softball Player of the Year,” but also the “Offensive Player of the Year” and
“Pitcher of the Year.”

In the circle, the Division I-bound senior led the Wolverines with an 18-3 record, posting a 0.57 ERA. She registered a school-record 259 strikeouts in 123 2/3 innings, walking just 15 batters and giving up 47 hits. Opponents hit just .129. She hurled four no-hitters, also a school-record, and was also part of a combined no-hitter.

At the plate, Hammond hit .532 (33-for-62) with 21 extra-base hits, including a school-record 14 home runs. She also scored a school-record 51 runs and drove in 37 more. Hammond walked 23 times for an on-base percentage of .670, to go along with a 1.355 slugging percentage, and an on-base plus slugging percentage of 2.025. She also had 15 stolen bases.

Jennah Kareem, the “Defensive Player of the Year,” anchored a solid infield on a Candor team that earned IAC Division I first-team honors at three of the four positions. The junior played the shortstop position as well as anyone in the IAC and led the Indians to a 12-3 division record and a 17-5 overall mark.

It is said defense wins championships, but it has also been stated that the best defense is a good offense. Kareem also contributed to that adage with a team-high .514 batting average (38-for-74). She also led the team  in runs (40), RBI (32), extra-base hits (15), walks (17) and on-base percentage (.681) and tied for the team lead in hits.

There were several quality first-year players in Tioga County this season, including four on the Candor team alone. Indians catcher Addie Aman edged out the others as the “Newcomer of the Year.” The freshman was consistent behind the plate even though she had to catch two pitchers with differing styles. Offensively, she hit .400 (38-for-85), tying for the team lead in hits. She also scored 33 runs, 26 RBI, had seven extra-base hits (including five home runs) and posted a .546 on-base percentage.

Waverly’s Brian Wendela is the “Coach of the Year,” securing that honor after guiding his squad to a 10-0 record in IAC Division 3 and an 18-5 overall record. The Wolverines won division,  league and Section IV Class B championships and advanced to the state quarterfinals, falling to the eventual state runner-up.

2019 All-Tioga County Softball Team
Player of the Year — Wendi Hammond, senior, Waverly

Offensive Player of the Year — Wendi Hammond, senior, Waverly

Defensive Player of the Year — Jennah Kareem, junior, Candor

Pitcher of the Year — Wendi Hammond, senior, Waverly

Newcomer of the Year — Addie Aman, freshman, Candor

Coach of the Year — Brian Wendela, Waverly

Pitcher — Wendi Hammond, senior, Waverly (IAC Division 3 first team)

Pitcher — Chelsea Sellars, senior, Owego

Pitcher — Kindra Wessels, sophomore, Tioga (IAC Division 2 first team)

Pitcher — Anna Greeno, freshman, Candor (IAC Division 1 honorable mention)

Catcher — Miki Worzel, senior, Owego (STAC Metro first team)

First Base — Shelby Swartz, freshman, Candor (IAC Division 1 first team)

Second Base — Grace Thomas, senior, Owego

Third Base — Searra Allen, senior, Candor (IAC Division 1 first team)

Shortstop — Jennah Kareem, junior, Candor (IAC Division 1 first team)

Infield — Olivia Ayres, sophomore, Tioga (IAC Division 2 first team)

Outfield — Summer Pierce, senior, Owego

Outfield — Abby Shirley, senior, Owego

Outfield — Asia Curkendall, sophomore, Candor (IAC Division 1 honorable mention)

Outfield — Austyn Vance, freshman, Tioga (IAC Division 2 honorable mention)

Designated Player — Riley Hall, senior, Waverly (IAC Division 3 first team)

Utility — Marissa Berghorn, junior, Newark Valley (IAC Division 3 first team)

Honorable Mention
Catcher — Addie Aman, freshman, Candor (IAC Division 1 first team)

Second Base — Giovanna Rossi, junior, Tioga (IAC Division 2 honorable mention)

Third Base — Hannah Harmon, senior, S-VE (IAC Division 2 first team)

Shortstop — Emma Howe, senior, Owego

Infield — Allie Wandell, sophomore, Newark Valley (IAC Division 3 first team)

Outfield — Anna Felice, senior, Owego

Utility — Madison Sousa, senior, S-VE (IAC Division 2 first team)

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IAC All-stars
First Team
Division 1

Jennah Kareem, junior, Candor, shortstop

Searra Allen, senior, Candor, third base

Addie Aman, freshman, Candor, catcher

Shelby Swartz, freshman, Candor, pitcher/first base

Division 2
Kindra Wessels, sophomore, Tioga, pitcher

Olivia Ayres, sophomore, Tioga, shortstop

Michaela Webb, junior, Tioga, catcher

Madison Sousa, senior, S-VE, catcher

Division 3
Wendi Hammond, senior, Waverly, pitcher

Riley Hall, senior, Waverly, catcher

Paige Lewis, junior, Waverly, first base

Hali Jenner, sophomore, Waverly, third base

Allie Wandell, sophomore, Newark Valley, shortstop

Marissa Berghorn, junior, Newark Valley, catcher

Honorable Mention
Division 1

Asia Curkendall, sophomore, Candor, center field

Anna Greeno, freshman, Candor, pitcher

Division 2
Giovanna Rossi, sophomore, Tioga

Julia Bellis, freshman, Tioga

Austyn Vance, freshman, Tioga

Rhianna Lawrence, freshman, S-VE, pitcher

Hannah Harmon, senior, S-VE, third base

Division 3
Kari Van Allen, senior, Waverly, outfield

Morgan Adams, junior, Waverly, shortstop

Cassidy Hoffmeir, junior, Newark Valley, pitcher

April Simmons, junior, Newark Valley, second base

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IN PHOTO: Waverly’s Wendi Hammond.


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