Four local athletes named to All-State softball team

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Jasper's Grace Colvin was one of four local athletes selected to the ICGSA softball All-State teams this past week. She's joined by Southridge's Kennedy Nalley, Forest Park's Macie Zink and Heritage Hills' Lauren Caswell as local softball players to be honored.

From Herald Staff Reports

This week, the Indiana Coaches of Girls Sports Association announced its softball All-State teams which included four local standout athletes.

Jasper junior Grace Colvin, Southridge sophomore Kennedy Nalley, Forest Park junior Macie Zink and Heritage Hills senior Lauren Caswell were all selected to different All-State teams.

Colvin is a member of Class 3A’s third team, Nalley is on Class 2A’s third team, Zink was selected to Class 2A’s first team while Caswell was chosen to represent Class 3A’s second team.

During her junior season for the Wildcats, Colvin spent time playing a variety of different positions. She had a solid year pitching for the Cats as she finished with a 4-2 overall record including wins over Northeast Dubois and Vincennes Lincoln.

To say her numbers were stellar at the plate would be an understatement. She had a batting average of .523, an on-base percentage of .597 and also led the team with five home runs. She also had 34 total hits, 26 RBIs and only three strikeouts all season.

K. Nalley

In the Raiders’ run to their first sectional championship since 2010, Kennedy Nalley was one of the main stalwarts of Southridge’s dominance.

She had a batting average of .592, 13 doubles, four triples, seven home runs and 43 RBIs. All of those statistics, except for the triples, were single-season records for the Southridge softball program. Remember, she’s only a sophomore.

For only a junior, Macie Zink has continued to improve year-by-year with her performance for the Forest Park softball team.

She had a batting average of .551 and an on-base percentage of .640 to go with 34 hits, seven doubles, three home runs and 18 RBIs. She only struck out a total of five times all season as the team’s leadoff hitter and also only committed three errors during the year at shortstop, where she had a .973 fielding percentage.


The Heritage Hills’ softball team historic season is still going as their first regional title helped send them to today’s semistate round. Senior first baseman Lauren Caswell has been one of the major contributors for the Patriots.

She leads the team with 51 hits, 28 RBIs, 21 doubles, five home runs and has only struck out a total of just five times. Her batting average (.537), on-base percentage (.585) and slugging percentage (.915) are all team highs. She’s also tied for a team-best seven stolen bases with Kyla Peter.

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