Coach Gottfried

Clear Fork coach Jeff Gottfried was selected the Mid-Ohio Athletic Conference Coach of the Year.

BELLVILLE — Jeff Gottfried added another line to an already impressive coaching résumé.

Clear Fork’s veteran softball skipper was selected the Mid-Ohio Athletic Conference Coach of the Year when the All-MOAC team was released last week.

The Colts won the MOAC title for a second straight season, going 11-1. Clear Fork reached the district championship game last week before falling to Madison.

The conference championship was the 11th for Clear Fork since 2003.

Gottfried’s daughter, senior catcher Hallie, was a first team selection. She was joined by teammate Courtney Palmer.

Ontario’s Taylor Mullins and Joselyn Frazier were first team picks after leading the Warriors to a sectional title. Mullins batted .500 with seven home runs and 33 runs batted in, while Frazier batted .466 with nine homers and 32 RBIs.

Shelby’s Lexi Thompson and Sadie Smith also earned spots on the first team. Thompson batted .393 with eight doubles while Smith hit .427 with three homers and seven doubles.

Clear Fork’s Ashtynn Roberts and Renee Anders were selected to the All-MOAC second team. They were joined by Ontario’s Kylie Snow and Halle Ciroli, Shelby’s Mallary Gundrum and Raegan Gurney and Galion’s Mady Tinch.

Honorable mention selections included Clear Fork’s Reghan Baker, Galion’s C.C. Campbell, Ontario’s Natalie Link and Shelby’s Megan Grass.

Marion Pleasant’s Courtney White was selected the MOAC Player of the Year. White batted .561 with nine home runs, 15 doubles and a conference-best 54 RBIs.

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