Wermes named MVP
Bear River junior Jenna Wermes was named the Pioneer Valley League’s most valuable softball player recently and was joined by four teammates on the first team and three more on the second.
Wermes helped lead the Bruins to the school’s first Sac-Joaquin Section softball championship this season, also breaking a school record for wins in a season with 28.
Wermes played catcher for the Bruins (28-4) and finished the season with a .512 batting average, batted in 29 in 26 games and scored 19 times. She tallied 12 doubles and a triple while striking out just three times all season. In the field, Wermes had a .968 fielding percentage with just one error.
Meanwhile, Britney Ceo, Kelly Shepard, Ashley Sawyer and Courtney Ceo were all selected to the first team while Jasmine McGown, Kathryn Rabak and Katie Mathis were all second-team selections.
Senior Britney Ceo, the team’s No. 1 pitcher, finished the season with a 0.82 ERA. She pitched 136 innings giving up just 16 earned runs. She struck out 121 batters and gave up just 27 walks. She also carried a fielding percentage of .964 and committed just two errors all season.
Britney Ceo also hit .241 with four RBIs and two doubles.
Junior Shepard played first and pitcher, carrying a .471 average with 15 RBIs, five doubles and two triples. Her on-base percentage was .494. She also stole 14 bases and her fielding percentage was .974.
Shepard gave up just one earned run in 24 innings and had a 0.29 ERA. She gave up 20 hits and four walks compared to 28 strikeouts.
Senior Sawyer played center field for the Bruins and hit .364 this season with 16 RBIs, eight doubles and a triple. She had eight stolen bases and didn’t commit an error.
Freshman Courtney Ceo, meanwhile, hit .357 with 14 RBIs, four doubles and two triples to go with two home runs and 15 stolen bases. At shortstop, Courtney Ceo had a .872 fielding percentage.
McGown played in right field with a .338 batting average, 16 RBIs, two doubles, a triple and three home runs. Rabak hit .371 with 23 RBIs, eight doubles, two triples and a home run. Mathis hit .297 with 12 RBIs, four doubles and three homers.
All statistics provided by Maxpreps.com.
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