Polk County Wolverine softball takes top prizes in Western Highlands ConferencePublished 4:12pm Monday, June 18, 2012
While the Polk County softball team found a home in the winner’s circle many times this year, Coach Jeff Wilson said he is still humbled by the acknowledgements the team has racked up since season end.
“When you talk about a big conference with lots of kids participating – it’s a big honor,” Wilson said. “To me it speaks volumes of our kids and especially of Jamie Hrobak as a person and a player for all the acknowledgement she’s received.”
The Western Highlands Conference named Wilson Softball Coach of the Year and pitcher Jamie Hrobak Softball Player of the Year.
Hrobak pitched three perfect games and 16 no hitters this season. She also hit .500, which is in the top five batting averages in school history, Wilson said.
“Jamie put up great numbers this season. She was a lead horse of a great team,” he said. “The coaches award it’s kind of a bi-product of team success, so I’m really thankful to my team and my assistants.”
PCHS also saw six additional players named all-conference, the most of any team in the conference, followed by Madison with five.
Players named all-conference were Hrobak, Alyssa Montgomery, Brittany Jones, Ashley Kropp, Shaylyn Brown and Amber Lynch.
Polk tied with Madison as co-conference champs. Both teams had 12-2 records in the conference. Madison was 17-2 overall, while Polk went 20-3 overall.