Five Oregon softball players earned Badger South all-conference honors, including sophomore utility player Megan Bloyer.
Bloyer earned first team honors, leading the team in batting average (.395), on-base percentage (.446), slugging (645), hits (30), RBIs (22) and runs scored (18). She tied senior third baseman Brooke McCallum for the most singles on the team with 18 and junior catcher Erin Newton for the team lead with eight doubles. She had a .963 fielding percentage, largely behind the plate.
McCallum, the lone senior on the team, and Newton were each named to the honorable mention team. Newton led the team with five home runs and was second with 21 RBIs.
Junior ace Kenadee Nelson was named a second-team pitcher. She was joined on the second team by junior center fielder and lead-off hitter Sam Mikkelson.
Nelson appeared in 126 1/3 of Oregon’s 158 innings, posting a 12-9 record and a 2.216 ERA. She had four times as many strikeouts as walks (186-45), including a 17 -trike out effort to open the season at Monona Grove. Mikkelson had 16 hits, six doubles and tied Allison Morgan for the team lead with a pair of triples. She hit .360 on the year.
McCallum had a .902 fielding percentage at the hot corner. Newton, who played at catcher, third and in the outfield hit .316 and had a .989 fielding percentage.