York-Adams softball players earn college recognition
Some former York-Adams League high school softball standouts have been honored for their stellar play on the college level.
Dallastown grad Amanda Jones, Gettysburg grad Madelyn Yanetti, York Catholic grad Carrie Fix, Central York grad Rachel Butler and New Oxford grad Lindsey Miller recently received all-conference recognition.
Jones, a senior shortstop/outfielder for Messiah College in nearby Grantham, was named to her third-consecutive All-Middle Atlantic Conference Commonwealth First Team after receiving a second-team honor in 2014. Jones leads Messiah in batting average (.406), runs (34), hits (58) and triples (four) and is second on the team in RBIs (34), slugging percentage (.552), on-base percentage (.427) and doubles (10). She also reached 200 career hits earlier this season and set a new program record for career triples with 16.
Yanetti, a sophomore pitcher/infielder for Messiah, earned All-MAC Commonwealth First Team recognition. It's her first all-conference award. As a pitcher, Yanetti is 16-4 with a 1.07 ERA. In 144 1/3 innings, Yanetti has allowed 102 hits with 36 strikeouts and 33 walks.
Fix, a junior pitcher/utility player for Messiah, earned second-team All-MAC Commonwealth honors for a third straight season. At the plate, Fix is hitting .321 with one homer and 19 RBIs. She has a .429 slugging percentage and a .392 on-base percentage, and is tied for second on the team (with Jones) with 10 doubles. As a pitcher, Fix is 14-3 with a 1.48 ERA. In 123 1/3 innings, she's allowed 90 hits while striking out 53 and walking 34.
The local trio has helped Messiah to a 34-8 overall record, a MAC Commonwealth regular-season title at 14-2 and an NCAA Division III playoff berth. In its NCAA opener, Messiah will face Johnson and Wales at 3:30 p.m. Friday in Cortland, New York.
Butler, Miller get Centennial honors: Butler, a freshman pitcher/outfielder/first baseman for Washington College in Chestertown, Maryland, was named to the All-Centennial Conference Second Team. Butler hit .341 with a .407 on-base percentage and a .451 slugging percentage. She drove in 19 runs and scored 13 runs with 28 hits, including nine doubles. As a pitcher, she had a 2.17 ERA over 9 2/3 innings. She helped Washington finish 25-16 overall and 13-3 in the Centennial Conference.
Miller, a senior outfielder for McDaniel College in Westminster, Maryland, earned her third straight All-Centennial honor. She was picked for the second team in 2015 and 2017 and was on the first team in 2016. Miller ranked second on the team with a .336 average. She slugged .528 with team highs of 10 doubles and four triples to go with a home run. She rapped out 45 hits and drove in 18. She scored a team-high 31 runs and led the conference with 24 stolen bases.
Reed recognized by CACC: Adam Reed, a 2015 graduate of Central York High School, was recently recognized by the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference for his career goal of serving as an active duty officer in the U.S. Army.
Reed, a sophomore physician assistant major at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, hit .280 for the school's baseball team this spring while starting at second base. He is an Army ROTC cadet.