Plagman & Ineson recognized for efforts in softball
Cyclone Seniors Ella Plagman and Ellie Ineson recently took home individual honors for their seasons in softball. Plagman received honorable mention, while Ineson made 2nd team.
“Being recognized as an honorable mention means a lot to me,” Plagman said. “I gave everything I had into every game and it was a frustrating season with our record, so this honor gives me a sense of accomplishment that all of my hard work didn’t go unnoticed.”
During the 2023 softball campaign, the Cyclones finished with a final record of 2-28, however, Plagman finished her season with a .311 batting average, 28 hits, two runs batted in, 17 runs scored and eight stolen bases.
Ineson had 28 hits, including a home run, knocked in 17 runs, scored 16 runs with two stolen bases.
“Record wise, our season didn’t go the way I wanted, but I was able to create so many fun memories and new connections with the underclassmen which made this season really fun,” Ineson said.
Even with their softball days behind them, Plagman has fond memories that stand out.
“My favorite softball memory is playing on the Cyclone Pride team with Tim Miller,” she said. “He taught me everything I know about softball and that team will always have a special place in my heart.”
Ineson credited this years coach, Brandi Eckles, and her former coach, Toshia Kasperbauer, for the help they’ve given her along the way.
“Brandi and Toshia have both been great coaches and role models to me,” Ineson said. “I have great connections with both of them and they have both helped me grow so much as a player and as a person.”
Plagman and Ineson are set to head off to college soon, but can take life lessons they learned from softball into their lives moving forward.
“Softball has taught me a lot about physical and mental toughness,” Plagman added. “Playing 6-8 games per week takes not only a toll on your body, but on your mind. This sport taught me resilience, persistence and to never give up.”