Simon Kenton High School’s Macy Krohman has been named Kentucky’s 2021 Miss Softball by the Kentucky Softball Coaches Association.
The senior pitcher/infielder batted .567 with 16 home runs, 49 RBIs, 12 doubles and 59 runs scored this season in helping the Pioneers go 15-20 and reach the Eighth Region Tournament. As a pitcher, Krohman was 8-10 with a 1.98 ERA and struck out 107 batters in 99 innings.
She was also first team all-state in 3A, the big school class. The association splits the state into three based on enrollment for its awards.
Grant County eighth-grader Brianna Knochelman was second team in 3A. Just a middle-schooler, she was 12-7 on the mound with a 1.18 ERA and 282 strikeouts in 142 innings, nearly two per frame. She also had two saves. She was also the Braves’ leading hitter at the plate, batting .445 with four home runs and 32 RBI, plus eight stolen bases. She only struck out twice in 110 at-bats.
Grant was 22-10 this season, winning the 32nd District and reaching the Eighth Region semifinals.
Named honorable mention in 3A were Dixie Heights senior Brooke Albert, Campbell County junior Bella Bastin and Cooper junior Dylan Scott.
Albert missed the last 15 games of the season to injury, but hit .593 with 17 stolen bases and 31 runs scored while playing top defense in center field.
Bastin, a junior, hit .512 with eight homers and 34 RBI, while also leading the Camels in runs scored (38), and also played center field.
Scott, a junior, hit .492 with five home runs and 65 RBI for the Jaguars, who were 23-14 and Ninth Region runner-up.
In 2A, Pendleton County sophomore Kayley Bruener was named first team all-state and Highlands junior Anna Greenwell was named second team.
Bruener led the LadyCats to the state quarterfinals for the second straight season. Pendleton was 25-12 and 10th Region champions.
Bruener was 18-7 on the mound with a 2.06 ERA and 263 strikeouts. She was the team’s top hitter with a .581 average and a team-high nine home runs and 39 RBI.
Greenwell was the Northern Kentucky Athletic Conference Division II player of the Year after leading the Bluebirds to a 28-10 record, the most wins in the Ninth Region.
Greenwell hit .536 with 10 home runs and 67 RBI while stealing 29 bases.
The area had one honoree in Class A in Bishop Brossart sophomore Brooke Shewmaker. She was the Mustangs’ top hitter, batting .481 with 19 stolen bases. Shewmaker is the team’s first all-state honoree since 2011.
The full all-state teams are listed here.
Late last week, the Northern Kentucky coaches association released its all-region teams.
Player of the Year: Macy Krohman (Simon Kenton)
First team: Karys Black (Boone County), Brooke Albert (Dixie Heights), Bella Bastin (Campbell County), Amber Chaney (Cooper), Dylan Scott (Cooper), Kaitlyn Irwin (Boone County), Ella Steczynski (Dixie Heights), Grace Morgan (Ryle), Gweny Wessling (Cooper).
Second team: Kendall Blau (Cooper), Emilie Young (Simon Kenton), Harper Kinman (Boone County), Aubrey Dance (Simon Kenton), Brianna Patsel (Dixie Heights), Aaliyah Cantrell (Conner), Avery Parsons (Ryle), Hope Hamilton (Campbell County), Emma Scribner (Scott).
Player of the Year: Anna Greenwell (Highlands)
First team: Mia Buemi (NewCath), Kayley Bruener (Pendleton County), Audrey Pollard (Walton-Verona), Michelle Barth (Highlands), Madison Kennedy (Lloyd), Brianna Knochelman (Grant County), Brooke Shewmaker (Brossart), Kennedy Baioni (Highlands), Laney Hatridge (Beechwood).
Second team: Olivia Verst (Pendleton County), Kali Pangallo (Holy Cross), Bronwen Sydnor (Grant County), Raegan Carlisle (Pendleton County), Savannah Seiter (Brossart), Brianna Tharps (Highlands), Lanay Webb (Holmes), Bella Young (Holy Cross), Kameryn Bowman (Newport).
Player of the Year: Camdyn Meier (Villa Madonna)
First team: Laci Davis (Dayton), Emily Taylor (Williamstown), Isabella Wittrock (Bellevue), Joslyn Thornberry (Villa Madonna), Ashlynne Wind (Ludlow), Oreanna Donaldson (Calvary Christian), Casey Fulton (Villa Madonna), Josie Land (Dayton), Destiny Wallace (Williamstown).
Second team: Josie Stevenson (Bellevue), Shayla Sheppard (Ludlow), Karaline Peer (Williamstown), Cameron Williams (Bellevue), Corinne Fiedler (Dayton), Emmalyn Martin (Villa Madonna), Angel Thomas (Dayton), Tatum Turner (Dayton), Lauryn Cleveland (Williamstown).