Chargers’ Nagel Nets 2nd-Team All-Region Softball Honors


An impressive freshman season earned Carl Sandburg College softball slugger Maleaha Nagel a spot on the All-Region IV Division II District B Second Team.

Nagel, a first baseman and Abingdon-Avon High School product, was voted to the team by district coaches after leading the Chargers this spring in home runs and RBIs.

In 140 plate appearances over 46 games, the left-handed-hitting Nagel swatted 10 homers, drove in 45 and led Sandburg with a .689 slugging percentage and 1.082 OPS. With 13 doubles on the year, she tied for the team lead with 23 extra-base hits.

Nagel finished the season with a .364 batting average, .393 on-base percentage, 25 runs and was second on the team with 91 total bases.

In the Chargers’ May 2 doubleheader at Black Hawk, Nagel went a combined 6 for 7 with three doubles, a walk, two runs scored and four RBIs.


Pitchers: Madison Carlson (sophomore, Rock Valley), Taylor Warren (sophomore, Waubonsee)
Catcher: Katie Hayes (sophomore, Rock Valley)
Infielders: Emily Hurst (sophomore, Waubonsee), Jenna Turner (sophomore, Rock Valley), Kamryn Utendorf (freshman, Black Hawk)
Outfielders: Bella Herman (sophomore, Bryant & Stratton), Taylor Hamaker (freshman, Waubonsee), Sophie Rivera (sophomore, Madison)
Utility: Lizzy Wesloski (freshman, Bryant & Stratton)

Pitcher: Becca Schwartz (freshman, Highland)
Pitcher/utility: Kianna Patterson (sophomore, Madison)
Catchers: Drew Clark (freshman, Black Hawk), Ella Sibert (freshman, Illinois Valley)
Infielders: Karissa Laabs (sophomore, Bryant & Stratton), Maleaha Nagel (freshman, Sandburg), Jordin Dickey (freshman, Highland), Bella Crimaldi (sophomore, Rock Valley), Katie Baker (freshman, Waubonsee)
Outfielder: Taylor Wetsel (freshman, Illinois Valley)

***Courtesy of Carl Sandburg College***

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