Alix DeDreu is RSHS first all-star

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Rising Sun High School graduate Alix DeDreu has been named the school’s first Indiana All-Star, athletic director Noel Bostic announced officially.

The school’s top female athlete of 2015 was named second team all-state earlier and last week was named to the Indiana Coaches of Girls Sports Association (ICGSA) South All-Star team.

DeDreu was one of 21 plyers selected to represent the South All-Stars in the annual North-South All-Star Game at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 27 at Cherry Hill Softball complex in Carmel.

During her four years at RSHS, DeDreu led the Lady Shiners to sectional titles each year and regional championships as a sophomore and junior.

Head Coach David Brown called DeDreu the greatest hitter ever at Rising Sun during the school’s awards night.

This year she hit .525 with 52 hits, 14 doubles, a triple, four home runs, and 28 RBIs along with 11 stolen bases.

She hit a career best .547 as a junior with 52 hits, 18 doubles, three triples, 38 RBIs and seven stolen bases.

As a sophomore, she had 54 hits, 14 doubles, two triples, 25 RBIs, 19 steals and a .495 batting average.

DeDreu came onto the scene as a freshman pitcher with 56 hits, 13 doubles, two triples, a home run, 12 stolen bases and a .519 average.

A total of 214 hits in 411 at bats adds up to a career .520 batting average.

Rising Sun had a record of 93 wins, 25 losses including 71 wins, 17 losses and five saves with the Thomas More bound DeDreu on the mound.

DeDreu posted a 16-1-2 record as a freshman followed up by a 23-4 mark as sophomore, 15-5-2 as a junior and 17-7-1 this season.

She had a total of 591 strikeouts while walking just 41 in her career including 127-8 as a freshman, a record 211-13 as a sophomore, 181-14 as a junior and 172 and a record low six walks this season.

She allowed just 88 earned runs in 97 games started and 494 innings pitched for a career ERA of 1.24.

She was tenth in Class A in strikeouts and 14th in the class in hitting (51st among all classes).

DeDreu is the daughter of Ken and Kim DeDreu. Sisters Shannon. Dawn and Sami preceded her as members of the Rising Sun softball program. Her father served as assistant coach.