Matching last year’s record-setting wins total of 18 victories and advancing all the way to the sectional finals, the Seymour softball team had a lot to celebrate at its season-ending banquet.

The Owls recently met in the high school cafeteria to commemorate the 2017 season.

Senior Lo Schmidt and sophomore Rachel Kaufman received co-most valuable player awards on the evening.

The two also received the honor at the conclusion of the 2016 season.

Both players were All-Hoosier Hills Conference, and Schmidt also was named to the All-State second team list and as an All-Academic.

Schmidt led the team with a batting average of .524 with 33 total hits while amassing 23 RBI.

Kaufman had 29 hits, including 13 for extra bases and led the team with 28 RBI.

In the circle, Kaufman had a 9-3 record, pitching 70 innings with 55 strikeouts.

The most valuable pitcher was sophomore Mikayla Moore.

Moore tossed 79 innings, going 8-4, and had an ERA of 1.86 with 39 strikeouts, 11 walks, 54 hits and 21 earned runs.

Senior shortstop Faith Rebber was presented the best defense award.

Captains awards went to seniors McKenna Curry and Haley Westfall.

Curry also was named All-Academic along with Schmidt.

Coaches awards went to seniors Katie Suits and Marie Lenart.

Sophomore Haley Mobley was the recipient of the mental attitude award, and Kate Snook took home the best freshman plaque.

Junior Tori Snook was All-HHC honorable mention.

The Owls graduate six players from the program.

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Jordan Morey is sports editor at The (Seymour) Tribune. He can be reached at jmorey@tribtown.com or 812-523-7069.