The Mid-State Athletic Conference has released their 2017 All-MSAC Softball team and the Red Barons from Corning Community College have again dominated the selections. Corning claimed six-spots on the 15-player roster and took home both the Players and Coach of the Year honors.
Sam Mennig and Haley Williamson were named Co-Players of the Year. Mennig led Corning offensively and always seemed to come through in the clutch. The sophomore hit .521 with 46 RBI's, 19 doubles and 10 homeruns. In 83 innings pitched, she posted 73 strikeouts. Williamson hit .523 with 17 doubles from the lead-off spot and was near flawless at firstbase. Catcher Emily Knowlden had another outstanding year as she hit .441 with 36 RBI's and anchored the defense from behind the plate. Angie Frampton did a little of everything this season as she saw 52 innings from the circle, posting a 2.29 ERA with 77 strikeouts and only 15 walks while she hit .459 with 33 RBI's and 4 homeruns. Freshman Alana Eaton and Sam Hauck, both of Corning HS, had stellar rookie campaigns and contributed in hue ways to the teams successful season. Hauck hit .473 with 50 RBI's and 17 doubles while Eaton hit .405 with 4 triples and 27 RBI's.
Corning head coach Stacy Johnson as selected by her peers as the 2017 MSAC Conference Coach of the Year, for the fourth-straight year and the 10th time in the past 15 years. Johnson led the team to a 26-8 overall record, a MSAC Championship and the NJCAA Region III Runners-Up this season. She just completed her 20th season and recently won her 500th career game, putting her 7 wins shy of passing the late Wayne Kenner, men's basketball, as the all-time winningest coach in CCC history.