Twins Land Four on All-Conference Teams
The Twins softball team had another successful season making it to the Region IIIB Semi-final game. They fell just short of Onondaga Community College in this game but remain proud of their achievements this season. Four Twins athletes recently received conference honors for their performances this past season. Sophomores Baylee Cox and Kaylee Hoffman both received honors as well as Freshman Jenna Poulsen and Holly Kleinmeier.
Freshman Jenna Poulsen was named to the Mountain Valley Conference All-Conference First Team. She was voted in as an outfielder. Poulsen is the only Twins athlete on the team and the only player not from Herkimer or Adirondack. She receives these honors after having a great year not only batting but in the field. Poulsen did not receive an error all season in 33 total chances. She is one of just eight players in the region to hit that mark with 30 or more chances. She also faired well at the plate with a .346 batting average and 17 runs batted in.
The other Freshman standout, Holly Kleinmeier, recieved Mountain Valley Conference All-Conference Second Team honors. She was voted in as an outfielder. She reached the same feat as Poulsen this season receiving no errors on 30 total chances in the outfield. Kleinmeier was a force at the plate though with a .395 batting average and 30 total hits, both lead the team. She also leads the team in slugging percentage with an impressive .671. This ranks her 12th in Region III in that category. She also ranks 14th in the region in doubles with 12 this season. That is twice that of any other member of the Twins team.
Sophomore Baylee Cox was also named to the Mountain Valley Conference All-Conference Second Team. She was voted in as a shortstop having started every game at that position for the Twins. This is the second season that Cox has received this honor. She had another successful season at the plate hitting .306 and driving in 12 runs. She is tied for the most runs scored on the team with 26 this season and it is mostly because of her high on base percentage. Her on base percentage holds at .432 on the season, more than any other player on the Twins. This is thanks to the team leading 14 walks she's drawn this season.
Sophomore Kaylee Hoffman also makes the Mountain Valley Conference All-Conference Second Team for the second season. She receives the honor at second base after receiving it at the outfield position last season. She strived in this new role with a .939 fielding percentage and just four errors this season. Hoffman shines at the plate however with a .370 batting average and 22 runs batted in. She also held a .575 slugging percentage and hit three home runs. That puts her at 10 home runs in her career here at Columbia-Greene.
Congratulations to the Twins earning these honors. We will miss the sophomores and look forward to seeing the freshman back next season. Below is a full list of All-Conference teams.
1st Base – Vani Patel (Herkimer)
2nd Base – Makenzie Keeler (Herkimer)
3rd Base – Madeline Mann (ACC)
SS – Kiley King (ACC)
Catcher – Victoria Dupuis (ACC)
Outfield – Taylor Zaino (Herkimer)
Outfield – Kaylee Coon (ACC)
Outfield – Jenna Poulsen (CGCC)
Utility – Natasha Holt (Herkimer)
DP – Jennah Hogan (Herkimer)
Pitcher – Kali Puppolo (Herkimer)
1st Base – Marque Pacillo (FMCC)
2nd Base – Kaylee Hoffman (CGCC)
3rd Base – Brooke Snyder (Herkimer)
SS – Baylee Cox (CGCC)
Catcher – Mallory Baldwin (FMCC)
Outfield – Taylor Ringer (ACC)
Outfield – Holly Kleinmeier (CGCC)
Outfield – Bri Hoskins (Herkimer)
Utility – No Nomination
DP – No Nomination
Pitcher – Taylor Betz (Herkimer)
Player of the Year – Kali Puppolo (Pitcher; Herkimer)
Co-Coach of the Year – PJ Anadio (Herkimer) / Britnee Mexico (Mohawk Valley)