Prep Softball: Four Bulldogs named to SIRR Ohio All-Conference Team

Harrisburg senior and starting pitcher Kerrigan Payne was one of four Bulldog softball players that were named to this year's Southern Illinois River-To-River Ohio All-Conference Team.

Joining Payne on the All-Conference team was a pair of juniors in Liza Wiggins and Joey Quinn, along with freshman Abby Stacey.

Payne, who is headed to Three Rivers Community College, went 19-11 in the circle this past spring. Payne ended her career with a 1.96 ERA this past season and pitched in 200 innings, finishing with 200 strikeouts.

At the plate, Payne set the school record for batting average, finishing at .569. She only struck out three times, but did manage to rake 13 doubles, one triple and two home runs, while driving in 33 runs.

Bulldog outfielder Joey Quinn hit .303, finishing with two doubles, a triple and a home run. Quinn had 18 RBI, while coming up with 22 walks and was hit 11 times on the year.

Wiggins had a .349 batting average on the year and turned up the heat offensively the last three weeks of the season. She had 11 RBI on the year and was a formidable battery for Payne as Harrisburg's primary catcher.

Stacey, who was just one of three total freshman to make the Ohio All-Conference team, led Harrisburg with 39 RBI, while hitting .407 with 11 doubles and three home runs from the third base position.

SIRR Ohio Conference champion Murphysboro led the way with five players including, Shelby Cook, Malorie Gill, Sarah Cook, Tabby Young and Elle Doerr.

Massac County put four on the list: Chloe Dassing, Larkin Korte, Maddie Jenkins and Claire Bremer.

West Frankfort and Herrin each had three players a piece. Representing the Redbirds were Anna Rolla, Presley Sole's and Dayanara Degler and for the Tigers, Jersey Summers, Taylor Cornelius and Remy James were named to the team.

Benton rounded out the list with two players in Braelyn Miller and Emily Melvin.

Spyder Dann covers prep and college sports for the Southern Illinois LOCAL Media Group. Follow him on Twitter: @spydieshooter