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Jim Ecker, President & Editor

Registration for IWSL jumps to 21 for 2018

Three more players have joined the Iowa Women's Softball League for the 2018 season, raising the number to 21 as the IWSL prepares for  Year 2.

Taylor Henderson of Mount Mercy, Madi Parrott ofNorthwest Oklahoma  State and Cheyenne Thompson of Graceland are the latest players to join the only summer college league in Iowa.

Henderson is a freshman third baseman and outfielder at Mount Mercy University. She hit .389 with two homers and 32 RBIs last season at Center Point-Urbana to help the Stormin' Pointers finish third at the  Class 3A state tournament with a 31-11 record. Henderson earned all-conference honors in the Wamac Conference for three seasons.


Parrott, an infielder, was a two-time junior college All-American  during her career at DMACC. She transferred to Northwest Oklahoma State last season and hit .247 with one home run and 10 RBIs.


Parrott helped Indianola win the Class 4A state softball title in 2012 when she was a sophomore. She was a two-time selection on her all-conference and state tournament all-star teams.


Thompson, a sophomore, is a catcher and third baseman at Graceland University. She did not play college softball as a freshman when she  had gallbladder surgery and then transferred to Graceland. Thompson attended Southeast Polk High School, but she did not play high school softball and elected to play travel ball instead.

Henderson will play in the Eastern Division of the IWSL in Cedar Rapids. Parrott and Thompson will play in the Central Division in Indianola and Ames.

There are now 14 players in the Eastern Division and seven players in the Central Division.

The league will play a series of eight doubleheaders on Sundays next June and July for a 16-game season.

The Hawkeye Convenience Stores are the title sponsor for the Iowa Women's Softball League.


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