Indian Lake’s Brentlinger named 1st-team all-Ohio

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Indian Lake’s Madison Brentlinger was named to the Division III all-Ohio first team after going 23-3 in the pitching circle for the Lakers this spring. (EXAMINER PHOTO | TONY BARRETT


Teammate Edwards is honorable mention

HAYLEE EDWARDS

Having wrapped up their Indian Lake softball careers just a couple of weeks Madison Brentlinger and Haylee Edwards will go down as two of the best to ever put on a Laker uniform.

In a fitting final exclamation point to their Indian Lake legacies, Brentlinger has been named to the Division III all-Ohio first team and Edwards is an honorable mention selection.

Both four-year varsity standouts, Brentlinger and Edwards helped the Lakers to a combined record of 51-6 the last two seasons. Indian Lake won two outright league titles, two district championships, a regional title and a Division III state runner-up trophy during that stretch.
Brentlinger had a huge impact both with her bat and in the pitching circle for the Lakers.

During her senior season, Brentlinger had a pitching record of 23-3 with a 1.17 ERA. She had 92 strikeouts.

“Madison is the number-one pitcher I’ve ever coached in my career,” said Indian Lake head coach John Stahl. “In two years of coaching her, I saw her have one bad inning. Her consistency in the circle was unparalleled. Her determination and will to win was amazing.”

Brentlinger’s offensive numbers have also been very impressive.

She has a lifetime .466 batting average, 31 doubles, 18 triples, five home runs and 116 RBI.

During her senior campaign, Brentlinger batted .453 with 11 doubles, five triples, one home run and 29 RBI. She had a slugging percentage of .733 and an on-base percentage of .485.

“Madison was also an amazing hitter,” said Stahl. “She had a lifetime batting average over .500. She always came up big at the plate and in the circle her entire career.”

She set numerous school records for the Lakers. Those included most pitch- ing wins in a season and in a career, most doubles in a career and most RBI in a career.

“Madison will be deeply missed next year, but her legacy will inspire many young softball players at Indian Lake,” said Stahl. “I was a blessed man to have coached her.”

Edwards, who hit leadoff in the Lakers batting order and played second base, was the trigger person for a dynamic Indian Lake offense.
She hit left-handed, and that combined with her elite speed, she made it an art of beating out ground balls in the infield.

“Haylee was the best leadoff hitter I’ve ever coached,” said Stahl. “She always found ways to get on base. She could place a soft- ball wherever she wanted and always got key hits in big games. She was a great base stealer and put us in great position when she got on.”

She had a career on-base percentage of .555, a career batting average of .516 and had 59 career stolen bases.

As a senior, Edwards batted .552 with five doubles and 13 RBI. She scored 33 runs, had 26 stolen bases and was on base at clip of .583.

“Haylee was also one of the best defensive second basemen I’ve seen,” said Stahl. “She was a quiet leader and did her work on the field and at the plate.

“She will be extremely hard to replace next season. Many young girls look up to Haylee and she’s inspired many young softball players and fans.”

Edwards leaves the Laker program with school records in career hits (199) and career runs (139).

Moving up to Division II this season, the Lakers went 24-3 overall and 14-2 in the Central Buckeye Conference. They won the outright Mad River division title and won a Division II district championship before falling to Granville 1-0 in 10 innings in the regional semifinal round.
Having wrapped up their Indian Lake softball careers just a couple of weeks Madison Brentlinger and Haylee Edwards will go down as two of the best to ever put on a Laker uniform.

In a fitting final exclamation point to their Indian Lake legacies, Brentlinger has been named to the Division III all-Ohio first team and Edwards is an honorable mention selection.

Both four-year varsity standouts, Brentlinger and Edwards helped the Lakers to a combined record of 51-6 the last two seasons. Indian Lake won two outright league titles, two district championships, a regional title and a Division III state runner-up trophy during that stretch.
Brentlinger had a huge impact both with her bat and in the pitching circle for the Lakers.

During her senior season, Brentlinger had a pitching record of 23-3 with a 1.17 ERA. She had 92 strikeouts.

“Madison is the number-one pitcher I’ve ever coached in my career,” said Indian Lake head coach John Stahl. “In two years of coaching her, I saw her have one bad inning. Her consistency in the circle was unparalleled. Her determination and will to win was amazing.”

Brentlinger’s offensive numbers have also been very impressive.

She has a lifetime .466 batting average, 31 doubles, 18 triples, five home runs and 116 RBI.

During her senior campaign, Brentlinger batted .453 with 11 doubles, five triples, one home run and 29 RBI. She had a slugging percentage of .733 and an on-base percentage of .485.

“Madison was also an amazing hitter,” said Stahl. “She had a lifetime batting average over .500. She always came up big at the plate and in the circle her entire career.”

She set numerous school records for the Lakers. Those included most pitching wins in a season and in a career, most doubles in a career and most RBI in a career.

“Madison will be deeply missed next year, but her legacy will inspire many young softball players at Indian Lake,” said Stahl. “I was a blessed man to have coached her.”

Edwards, who hit leadoff in the Lakers batting order and played second base, was the trigger person for a dynamic Indian Lake offense.

She hit left-handed, and that combined with her elite speed, she made it an art of beating out ground balls in the infield.

“Haylee was the best leadoff hitter I’ve ever coached,” said Stahl. “She always found ways to get on base. She could place a soft- ball wherever she wanted and always got key hits in big games. She was a great base stealer and put us in great position when she got on.”

She had a career on-base percentage of .555, a career batting average of .516 and had 59 career stolen bases.

As a senior, Edwards batted .552 with five doubles and 13 RBI. She scored 33 runs, had 26 stolen bases and was on base at clip of .583.

“Haylee was also one of the best defensive second basemen I’ve seen,” said Stahl. “She was a quiet leader and did her work on the field and at the plate.

“She will be extremely hard to replace next season. Many young girls look up to Haylee and she’s inspired many young softball players and fans.”

Edwards leaves the Laker program with school records in career hits (199) and career runs (139).

Moving up to Division II this season, the Lakers went 24-3 overall and 14-2 in the Central Buckeye Conference. They won the outright Mad River division title and won a Division II district championship before falling to Granville 1-0 in 10 innings in the regional semifinal round.