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Kaelyn Rheinecker, Columbia

Kaelyn Rheinecker, Columbia softball

A senior pitcher, Rheinecker struck out a school-record 17 batters to lead the Eagles to a 6-4 victory over Breese Central, which gave the teams a tie for the Cahokia Conference Mississippi Division title. Rheinecker also contributed offensively with a single and a walk. That performance came three days after she tossed a two-shutout with 11 strikeouts to beat Salem 3-0. In mid-April, Rheinecker threw a perfect game against Wesclin and seven days later no-hit Freeburg. A three-year starter and first-team all-conference selection last season, Rheinecker is 10-4 with a 1.79 ERA and is batting .393 with four home runs and 17 RBI.