The Cloverdale High School Lady Eagles wrapped up a great spring softball campaign in the NCS playoffs to finish the season with a third-straight league title and a final record of 20-5.

The varsity softball Eagles received some well-earned recognition following a championship season this month when coaches gathered to cast their ballots in All-League voting.
Cloverdale was well-represented with six players named to the All-NCL-1 squad, led by league Most Valuable Player, pitcher Teanne Edens.    
The junior ace enjoyed another outstanding spring campaign that included a 20-5 win-loss record, 236 strikeouts and just 35 walks in 165 innings pitched and a sparkling 1.48 earned run average.  Edens was nearly as good with a bat in her hands, carrying a .430 batting average, with 34 hits, 24 runs, 22 RBIs and four home runs.  
Also named to the First-Team All-League squad were junior catcher Jordyn Turner (.446 batting average, 31 hits, 35 runs, 32 RBIs, 11 2Bs, 1 3B, 6 HRs, 1.450 slugging percentage), and senior shortstop Monica Lemley (.469, 46 hits, 40 runs, 24 RBIs, 14 2Bs, 2 HRs, 1.182 SP).
Second-Team honors went to junior third-baseman Bailey Creager (.337, 28 hits, 16 runs, 32 RBIs, 7 2Bs, 3 HRs), and sophomore outfielder Josie Marrufo (.389, 28 hits, 17 runs, 3 2Bs, 6 RBIs).
Also garnering honorable mention status was junior second-baseman Bailey Stewart (.293, 27 hits, 24 runs, 1 2B, 12 RBIs).
The ladies were an offensive juggernaut in 2015, batting .335 as a team, with a total of 239 hits, 47 doubles, two triples, 15 homers and 159 runs batted in.
Cloverdale captured its third straight NCL-1 crown with a league mark of 13-1, posting a 4-3 tie-breaker win over co-champion Clear Lake to grab the automatic North Coast Section playoff berth.
The fourth-seeded Eagles notched a 10-0 win over number 13 Healdsburg in the NCS opener before falling to fifth seeded Berean Christian, 10-1 on May 30.
“It was a disappointing loss and we didn’t play to our potential,” CHS veteran coach Margaret Fitzgerald reflected on the NCS finale. “We had won 13 of our last 14 games going into that game and were playing very good softball. Hopefully, our underclassmen remember that game and we learn from it.”
Despite the obvious disappointment of a season-ending loss, it was another very successful year for Cloverdale.  
“We had an outstanding season with 20 wins and a league championship,” Fitzgerald noted. “I’m proud of our team and the hard work and dedication they put into the season.”
The future looks bright for the Eagles, who lose just two players to graduation this month.
“I’d like to thank our seniors Monica Lemley and Sierra Morse for their dedication and contribution to our softball program at CHS,” Fitzgerald said.

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