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Barton’s McDougal’s Top Honor Leads Ten Cougars on Post-Season Softball Selection


GREAT BEND, Kan. ( – Ten members from the Barton Community College softball team earned Division I All-KJCCC and All-Region VI post-season honors.

Outfielder Allyson McDougal was named the Most Valuable Player with fellow freshmen utility Elina Bartlett and sophomore shortstop Lani Dryden headlining the selections of first team honors. Sophomore outfielder Mikaila Herring was joined by three freshmen on the second team selections, second baseman Aly Lawrence, third baseman Chloe Enslinger, and pitcher Brooklynn Angielski while sophomores Laci DrydenLeslie Ramos, and Cameron Pelzel garnered honorable mention honors.

The ten helped the Cougars break a number of program records, placing 3rd in the conference race at 21-11 for its highest finish since 2019 and making the final three of the Region VI Tournament concluding the season at 29-20.

Allyson McDougal – Most Valuable Player, 1st Team Outfielder
McDougal concluded the season with a nine-game hit streak, setting the program record batting .488 on the season on a third all-time best 83 hits in her 49 games played including 27 multi-hit performances.

The freshman from Moore, Oklahoma, also led the squad in on-base percentage (.524), runs scored (63), and total bases (117) while playing a near flawless right field for the Cougars which included countless highlight catches on her .986 fielding percentage.

Second in the conference standings batting .565 against league opponents, McDougal led with 61 hits and 48 runs while ranking second in doubles (14) and on-base percentage (.595), as well as, top five in triples (3), RBI (39), and slugging percentage (.861).

In addition to the nine game hit streak, McDougal also strung streaks of 12 and 14 games, the latter drawing the Week Six KJCCC and NJCAA Player of the Week award.

Lani Dryden – 1st Team Infielder
Dryden anchored the Cougar infield for two seasons at the short stop position while giving the record setting offense a .385 production out of the lower end of the lineup.

Finishing her Barton career on a four-game hit streak, the sophomore from Wichita, Kansas, collected 52 hits including six games of three or more base knocks.

Second on the squad with four sac bunts and third in walks drawn (20), Dryden held a solid .944 fielding percentage in 198 chances, rolling up a team best 67 assists and 9 double plays.

Elina Bartlett – 1st Team Designated Player
Bartlett helped the Cougars in multiple ways either in the lineup for her bat or in the center circle pitching.

Beginning her collegiate career with a 3-for-4 performance, Bartlett went on to bat a team third best .431, just outside the program’s top ten best single season average, on a squad second best .715 slugging percentage and five home runs, to go along with, a third most 18 doubles.

In the circle the Cheney, Kansas, freshman made 28 appearances going 9-3 with a save, pitching 70.2 innings in striking out 37 batters including a personal best five punchouts late in the season at Northwest Kansas Technical College.

Mikaila Herring – 2nd Team Outfielder
Herring began her sophomore campaign on a torrid 20-game hit streak, adding in a hit concluding her initial season, to piece the program’s second most 21 straight games of collecting at least a base knock.

Settling in for a .447 average starting left field for all 49-games, Herring’s performance including 20 doubles both ranking 6th best in program history.

Second to McDougal’s plate performance, the Topeka, Kansas, native additionally belted a second best 5 home runs while third on the squad in slugging percentage (.693), total hits (67), total bases (104), walks drawn (20).

Aly Lawrence – 2nd Team Infielder
Like Bartlett, Lawrence filled multiple roles for the Cougars at both the second base position and taking turns in the circle.

At the plate Lawrence connected on a program single season 2nd most 21 doubles, driving in a the 8th most 55 runs in 49 games.

Batting .429, the Wichita, Kansas, freshman put together a 17-game hit streak earlier in the season with twenty-one multi-hit performances.

In the circle Lawrence made 17 appearances going 7-4, pitching 54.1 innings in striking out 22 batters including a personal best four punchouts midway through the season versus Pratt.

Chloe Enslinger – 2nd Team Infielder
Spending most of her time on the diamond at the hot corner, Enslinger also helped fill in at catcher while adding big offensive honors to earn the post-season selection.

Batting .425 in the middle of the lineup, Enslinger led the team with a .799 slugging percentage and 11 home runs to drive in the program’s 5th most 60 runs in a single season.

Earning the KJCC’s Week 12 Player of the Week honor, the freshman from Derby, Kansas, led the league with 9 home runs against conference opponents and drove in a second most 43 runs.

Brooklynn Angielski – 2nd Team Pitcher
Hampered by injury mid-way through the season, Angielski made an impression with league coaches in her initial collegiate season.

The freshman from Sperry, Oklahoma, was the game one starter when available, finishing the season 9-9 overall pitching 98.0 innings and striking out 73 batters. In league play Angielski was 6-3 in the circle in ranking 6th overall with a 5.89 strikeout per seven innings average.

Laci Dryden – Honorable Mention Outfielder
A mainstay at the top of the lineup, Dryden’s transition from left to center field earned the Wichita, Kansas, native her second honorable mention honor.

Reaching base on a .512 percentage, Dryden batted .401 at the top of the lineup on 65 hits including a leading 5 triples concluding her career with the second most all-time 9 three-bag connections.

A Week Nine KJCCC Player of the Week, Dryden drew a program second most 35 walks in setting the record for 59 total free passes while creating havoc on the base paths with a 5th most single season 26 stolen bases to finish her career in the top five with 33 total.

Leslie Ramos – Honorable Mention Catcher
The heart and soul of the team, Ramos’ was only out of the lineup in planned rest as the sophomore out of Grand Island, Nebraska, captained the team behind the plate including calling pitches for the young staff in the circle.

Her second honorable mention selection, Ramos batted out of the second slot of the lineup all season with a .380 average with a team leading 9 sacrifice hits to help set up the club’s record breaking run production season.

In addition to her team value behind the plate and making sacrifices to advance runners, Ramos also stood her ground in the box to wear 16 badges of honor, second only to her 17 last season, in leaving the program atop the chart on 33 hit by pitches.

Cameron Pelzel – Honorable Mention Infielder
Pelzel batted .426 after working her way into the starting lineup at first base mid-way through the season.

The McPherson, Kansas, sophomore finished the year hitting .362 overall, connecting on four doubles and driving in 18 runs including five multi-RBI contests.

Single Game:
– Most runs (25) – 4/13/24 vs Garden City

Single Season:
– Highest Batting Average (.405) *6th Best NJCAA
– Highest On-Base Percentage (.477) *8th Best NJCAA
– Fewest Strikeouts At-Bat per Game (2.37) *2nd Best NJCAA
– Hits per Game (11.49)
– Runs per Game (9.29)
– Doubles (141) *3rd Most NJCAA
– Doubles per Game (2.88)
– RBI per Game (8.18)
– 2nd Most Walks per Game (3.6 *3rd most 174 on season)
– 2nd Most Hit By Pitch per Game (.90 *2nd most 44 on season)
– 3rd Most Triples per Game (.37 *2nd most 18 on season)