New Palestine senior Ashley Prange has capped a record-breaking career with the state’s top honor, as she has been named Indiana’s Miss Softball.
The honor was bestowed during Saturday’s ICGSA All-Star Game at Indiana University in Bloomington.
It’s the latest in a series of honors for the two-time state champion. She was also the Gatorade Indiana Player of the Year and the IHSAA’s Mental Attitude Award winner.
Prange hit .594 this season with 17 homers and a state-record 70 RBI. She had 63 hits and 51 runs in 106 at-bats, including 27 extra-base hits, helping lead the Dragons to a 30-1 record and their fifth state championship.
She graduates as the state’s career home run record holder with 46 and second all-time with 180 career RBI. She also holds the state’s single-season home run record, blasting 21 during her junior season. She hit .498 for her four-year career, with 95 extra-base hits and 166 runs. During her four-year career, the Dragons went 109-10, winning three sectional titles, two regional titles, two semistate championships and two state championships.
Prange will play collegiately at Ohio State University. She is the first Dragon to be named the state’s player of the year in a team sport.
After being named Miss Softball, she hit a long two-run homer at Andy Mohr Field in the All-Star doubleheader. She also doubled and singled twice. She was named the All-Star MVP.