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MCC’s Skeath, former Trojan honored

Nell Skeath and Katie Price

Marshalltown Community College sophomore left fielder Nell Skeath received the final Division I softball Athlete of the Week honor from the Iowa Community College Athletic Conference upon the Tigers’ return home from their spring trip to Florida.

Skeath went 16-for-32 with three doubles, a triple and three home runs while racking up nine RBIs and 11 runs scored as MCC played 10 games in a span of six days. She also walked five times and stole seven bases.

Twice she hit the first pitch of the game over the fence for a home run.

A week earlier, former West Marshall High School standout Katie Price picked up the ICCAC’s D-I softball Athlete of the Week honor. A sophomore at Southeastern Community College, Price batted .571 in a four-game series against State Fair (Mo.) with three doubles and one home run. She totaled four RBIs and scored six times.

On Monday, the National Junior College Athletic Association canceled all spring competitions for the remainder of the academic year. That includes all practices, regular season and postseason games, and national tournaments.

Spring sport student-athletes will maintain their year of eligibility, however.