Between the first team, the second team and the honorable mentions, the DC-G starting lineup from the state championship game on July 25, was selected for the 2014 All-Little Hawkeye Conference teams. There were five first team selections, three second team selections and two honorable mentions from Dallas Center-Grimes.
There were two pitchers selected for the first team. Both of them were from Dallas Center-Grimes and both of them bare the same last name.
Paige Lowary, a senior, and Rachel Lowary, a freshman were both selected as pitchers for the first team.
Rachel Lowary was one of just two girls in the state to have an earned run average of zero while she also had a 14-0 pitching record and 108 strikeouts. Paige started 22 games this season and paved the way for the Fillies’ second-straight softball state championship as she carried a 0.18 ERA with a 21-1 record in the circle.
Paige Lowary and Rachel Lowary also were the team’s two best batters as Paige had a .455 average and Rachel had a .435 average. Paige also had five home runs and led the team in doubles with 13 while batting in 22 runs. Rachel had 25 RBIs and 12 stolen bases on the season.
Infielders Allison O’Brien and Tabitha Taylor and outfielder Jackie Peyton were also first-team selections.
O’Brien had a .411 batting average with 34 RBIs and 11 doubles while committing three errors in the field throughout the year. Taylor only had a .254 batting average, but had five homers and had 29 RBIs.
Peyton led the team in home runs with 7 and led the team in RBIs with 42 on the season while carrying a .412 batting average. She also didn’t commit any errors in the field this season.
Catcher Paige Shanno, infielder Brooke Kramer and utility player/designated hitter Taylor Draisey were included on the second team. Draisey played outfield, third base and designated hitter throughout the season and was even catcher for one game.
Draisey had a .295 batting average and 27 RBIs throughout the season as well as 10 doubles. Shanno led the team in put outs in the field with 377, while only committing one error and throwing out three base stealers.
Kramer had a .343 batting average with 14 RBIs. She was also perfect on stolen bases attempts, going 13-for-13 on the year.
Dani Heritage and Lexi Rosa were listed as honorable mentions for the 2014 season.
The Fillies won the Little Hawkeye Conference in their first season as a member of the conference with a 20-0 conference record.