The Newark high school girls softball team had a very successful season as they went 26-6 winning both the regular season Little 10 Championship with a 13-1 record and their own Class 1A Regional crown. That is the fourth straight regional title for the Lady Norsemen softball team.
Three Lady Norsemen were named All-Conference Sophie Schomer a junior pitcher who went 25-5 on the season with a 1.57 ERA and she struck out 215 hitters in only 178.2 innings pitched. The junior has now been named to the All-Little 10 team and for the second time was a unanimous selection. She also helped her own cause with a .314 batting average and drove in 27 runs.
Junior Naomi Sweeney had a tremendous year at the plate with an outstanding batting average of .514, with 11 homers and 57 RBI’s. Emily Schofield just a sophomore was also named All Little 10 as she hit a whopping .522, with 36 RBI and 60 stolen bases. Her fielding percentage was .981 and she threw out 11 of 14 runners trying to steal. Like Schomer, Sweeney and Schofield were unanimous selections.
In Regional action Newark defeated Aurora Christian for the title in a five inning 12-2 win. Newark would drop their Sectional Semi-final game against St. Bede at the Indian Creek Class 1A Sectional 10-3. What a year for this young team that had no seniors on their roster. Head Coach Tim Schofield and his assistant Alyssa Schofield have to be really looking forward to the 2020 season.
Congrats to the Newark Softball team on a tremendous season!!