Heidelberg University enjoyed the finest season this year in womens softball history, going 34-10 overall, setting a record for wins in a season, winning the Ohio Athletic Conference regular season (16-2) and tournament championships, finally losing to Alfred, New York in the Super Regional at Tiffin, one win shy of the NCAA Division III championships.
Former Riverside softball star Paige Atterholt, a junior pitcher for the Student Princes, was 19-5 in Heidelberg’s record-breaking season.
In 158 innings pitched, she made 28 appearances and 26 starts, with 68 strikeouts and a 2.92 ERA.
Atterholt set the school record for wins in a season, and tossed a perfect game against Capital in a 14-0 victory. In addition, she pitched nearly every inning of their run in the postseason Div. III tournament.
Freshman pitcher Cori Long, former Marysville Monarch star, made 17 appearances, finishing with a 9-3 record with a 3.60 ERA and 17 strikeouts in 60 innings of work.
Kyleah Brey, a sophomore infielder from Marysville, played in 42 games, with a .292 batting average with 2 HRs and 23 RBIs.
Another former Monarchs softball star who is a sophomore at Heidelberg is outfielder Taylor Hicks. As their leadoff hitter, she batted .390 in 2015 and scored 50 runs while playing in all 44 games.
Former Mechanicsburg star Jordan Hux also played for the Student Princes