Top-tier BunchPublished 11:00pm Thursday, June 5, 2014
5 locals selected as honorable mentions on teams
Five local players were selected as honorable mentions on the 2014 Alabama Sports Writers Association’s All-State softball team, which was released today.
Straughn’s Katelyn Kinsaul and Paige Taylor; and Opp’s Laiken Free and Kelley Pierce are honorable mentions on the Class 3A team; and Florala’s Lily Ritzel is an honorable mention on the Class 1A team.
Kinsaul, at catcher, finished the season with a .409 batting average (BA). She scored 43 runs, hit 22 RBIs and put together seven doubles and one triple.
Behind the plate on defense, Kinsaul, a junior, had a .976 on-field percentage, only allowing five runners to steal second base. Additionally, she only made four errors all season.
Taylor, a junior first baseman, raked in a .418 BA and hit 32 RBIs, eight doubles and one home run. Her on-base percentage was right at .482, and slugging percentage was at .525.
Free, a senior at third base, had a .380 BA with 46 hits and 45 RBIs on the year. She hit 12 doubles and five triples with one home run.
Pierce, a senior and outfielder, hit . 429 with 51 hits on 119 at bats.
Ritzel, at pitcher, struck out 245 batters and allowed 50 earned runs on 90 hits for a 2.30 ERA for her sophomore year. Her best game came in a 21-strikeout effort against W.S. Neal.
Ritzel was a first-team All-State selection last season.
Straughn, Opp and Florala made it all the way to the 2014 South Regional in Gulf Shores before ending their respective seasons.
Brantley’s Alex Wilcox was selected as a first-team pitcher after an incredible year on the mound for the Lady Bulldogs.
Wilcox, who was also selected as the Class 1A Pitcher of the Year by the ASWA, topped the list of nominations in strikeouts with 366 and compiled a 1.12 earned run average and a 0.57 whip.
BHS won its first state championship as a fast-pitch softball school this season.
2014 ASWA All-State Softball Team
P – Sam Mayhall, Sparkman, Sr.
P – Devin Brown, Theodore, Sr.
P – Haley Crumpton, Thompson, Jr.
P – Danielle Clark, Enterprise, Jr.
C – Lexie Mathis, Baker, Jr.
1B – Mary Kathryn Bonamy, Spain Park, Jr.
2B – Jordan Bullock, Sparkman, Sr.
3B – Sydney Booker, Bob Jones, Sr.
SS – Bevia Robinson, Sparkman, Sr.
OF – Haleigh Lowe, Prattville, Sr.
OF – Rebecca Blitz, Mountain Brook, Sr.
OF – Emily Woodruff, Albertville, Sr.
DH – Lacey Sumerlin, Baker, Jr.
DH – Morgan Wall, Huntsville, Jr.
UTL – Deborah Elmore, Baker, Sr.
UTL – Karley Sanders, Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa, Sr.
Pitcher of the Year: Haley Crumpton, Thompson
Hitter of the Year: Mary Kathryn Bonamy, Spain Park
Player of the Year: Jordan Bullock, Sparkman
Coach of the Year: Brenda Box, Mary G. Montgomery
Pitcher: Lauren Lett, Wetumpka, Jr.; Katelyn Wilson, Mary G. Montgomery, Jr.; Allison Freeman, Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa, Sr.;
Catcher: Taylor Hurford, Sparkman, Sr.; Hannah Shollenberger, Florence, So.
First base: Sam Cummings, Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa, Sr.
Second base: Merideth Mackin, Daphne, Sr.; Jessica Mentzer, Enterprise, Sr.
Third base: Haley Adrian, Auburn, Sr.; Hali Thomas, Robertsdale, So.
Shortstop: KK Crocker, Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa, So.
Outfield: Mary Hannah Smith, Baker, So.; Bree Fornis, Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa, Jr.; Desiree Morrow, Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa, Sr.; Destinee Brewer, Wetumpka, Jr.; Natalie Wire, Huntsville, Jr.
Designated hitter: Kynadi Tipler, Hoover, So.
Utility: Caitlyn Sapp, Pelham, Sr.; Julie Dailey, Huntsville, Sr.
P – Avery Cooper, Saraland, Jr.
P – Jada Hayes, Hartselle, Jr.
P – Haley Grace Fulmer, Moody, Sr.
P – Ryan Simpson, Valley, Jr.
C – Taylor Wascavage, Hartselle, Jr.
1B – Haley Willis, Muscle Shoals, Sr.
2B – Rachel Walz, Briarwood Christian, So
3B – Brianna Caldwell, Athens, Sr.
SS – Kaleigh Todd, McAdory, Sr.
OF – Hayden Henderson, Springville, Sr.
OF – Shelby Maze, Mortimer Jordan, Sr.
OF – Claire Jenkins, Cullman, So.
DH – Taylor Bahos, St. Paul’s, Sr.
DH – Kaitlin Paschall, Shelby County, Sr.
UTL – Morgan Reed, Briarwood Christian, Sr.
UTL – Hope Cain, Hartselle, So.
Pitcher of the Year: Jada Hayes, Hartselle
Hitter of the Year: Kaleigh Todd, McAdory
Player of the Year: Jada Hayes, Hartselle
Coach of the Year: Christy Ferguson, Hartselle
Pitcher: Abbey Swaney, Springville, 7th
Catcher: Alexis Marchozzi, Rehobeth, So.; Abbey Latham, Demopolis, Fr.
First base: Rian Brown, Springville, So.
Second base: Cookie Kelley, Benjamin Russell, Sr.
Third base: Tiffany York, Faith Academy, Fr.
Shortstop: Tyler Winkler, Faith Academy, Sr.
Outfield: Hannah Lee, Marbury, Jr.
Designated hitter: Chelsey Abernathy, Athens, Sr.
Utility: Lexus Burrows, Valley, So.
P – Caitlin Perry, Alabama Christian, Jr.
P – Holly Ward, Haleyville, Sr.
P – Sally Jordan, Clarke County, So
P – Chelsea Fomby, Elmore County, Sr.
C – Hannah Sparks, Thomasville, Sr.
1B – Haley Britt, Elmore County, Sr.
2B – Brooke Nettles, Elmore County, Sr.
3B – Kendra Gibbons, Central-Clay County, Jr.
SS – Tanner Brown, Oak Grove, Sr.
OF – Jaycie Walker, Headland, So.
OF – Peyton Kegley, Alabama Christian, Sr.
OF – Amy Persinger, Dallas County, Sr.
DH – Elissa Brown, Elmore County, So.
DH – Bailey Nelson, Central-Florence, Sr.
UTL – Haven Campbell, Madison County, Sr.
UTL – Shanda Pugh, Clarke County, So.
Pitcher of the Year: Caitlin Perry, Alabama Christian
Hitter of the Year: Amy Persinger, Dallas County
Player of the Year: Holly Ward, Haleyville
Coach of the Year: Brian Hess, Alexandria
Pitcher: Lauren O’Dell, Alexandria, So.; Bailie Barnes, Beauregard, Fr.; Catherine Robinson, DAR, So.
Catcher: Crislyn Graham, West Blocton, So.; Kaitlyn Rhodes, Alexandria, Sr.
First base: Sydney Gothart, Madison County, Jr.
Second base: Payton Golden, Sardis, Sr.
Third base: Sydney Daugherty, Beauregard, So.; Kelsi Huggins, UMS-Wright, So.
Shortstop: Kierra Grice, Munford, Jr.
Outfield: Macy West, Haleyville, Sr.; Krista Crouse, Alabama Christian, Sr.; Baylee Gibbs, Oneonta, Jr
Designated hitter: Madison Millsaps, Cherokee Co., Sr.
Utility: Raina Lanier, Beauregard, Sr.
P – Madi Moore, Winfield, Jr.
P – Faith Sims, Cordova, Jr.
P – Montana Holcombe, Holly Pond, Sr.
P – Megan Smith, Pisgah, Sr.
C – Lillie McCrary, Pisgah, Sr.
1B – Sam Riley, Winfield, Sr.
2B – Micaela Beck, Winfield, Sr.
3B – Mackenzie Roberts, Deshler, Sr.
SS – Kate Gaddy, American Chr., Jr.
OF – Claire Wilder, Trinity, Sr.
OF – Reagan Malone, Northside, So.
OF – Hannahstaysia Weaver, Pisgah, So.
DH – Lexie Coleman, Winfield, Jr.
DH – Torre Roberts, Piedmont, So.
UTL – Hannah Draper, West Morgan, Sr.
UTL – Anna Grace Owens, Colbert County, Jr.
Pitcher of the Year: Madi Moore, Winfield
Hitter of the Year: Micaela Beck, Winfield
Player of the Year: Madi Moore, Winfield
Coach of the Year: Zach Nix, Winfield
Pitcher: Sydney O’Connor, Montgomery Catholic, Sr.; Anna Snider, White Plains, Jr.; Annie Willis, Westminster Chr., Fr.; Mallory Spurlock, Mars Hill, Sr.
Catcher: Katelyn Kinsaul, Straughn, Jr.; Megan Quimby, Gordo, Sr.
First base: Paige Taylor, Straughn, Jr.; Magan Ball, Leeds, Sr.
Second base: Indya Foster, Susan Moore, Sr.
Third base: Laiken Free, Opp, Sr.; Cailin Truhett, American Chr., Sr.
Shortstop: Amy Woodham, Slocomb, Fr.; Kirstin Wood, Montgomery Catholic, Sr.
Outfield: Bailie Andrews, Good Hope, Sr.; Kelley Pierce, Opp, Sr.; Emma Atkinson, Winfield, Sr.
Designated hitter: Alannah Henke, Good Hope, Sr.
Utility: Haley Thorpe, Holt, Fr.
P – Savanna Holmes, Hale County, 8th
P – Hannah Hassell, Lamar County, Sr.
P – Claire Boston, Hatton, Jr.
P – Shelby Sorrells, Zion Chapel, Sr.
C – Emily Snyder, Ariton, Sr.
1B – Maegan Stanfield, Prattville Christian, Sr.
2B – Destiney Butts, West End, So.
3B – Madison Smith, Sand Rock, Sr.
SS – Courtney Blevins, Ider, Jr.
OF – Josie Page, Washington County, Fr
OF – McKenzie Hughes, Ider, So.
OF – Lizzy Galloway, Goshen, Jr.
DH – Brooklyn Minor, Leroy, So.
DH – Jami Hunter, Hatton, Sr.
UTL – Jessie Butler, Lexington, Jr.
UTL – Morgan Cleveland, West End, Sr.
Pitcher of the Year: Savanna Holmes, Hale County
Hitter of the Year: Courtney Blevins, Ider
Player of the Year: Savanna Holmes, Hale County
Coach of the Year: Lori Wyatt, Hale County
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Pitcher: K-Rae Blasingame, Horseshoe Bend, Fr.; Bailee Dempsey, Houston Academy, Fr.
Catcher: Madison McCullough, Sand Rock, So.
First base: Courtney Oliver, West End, Sr.; Macie Pigg, Lexington, Jr.; Harley Godwin, Fyffe, Fr.
Second base: Alex Ketcham, Zion Chapel, Sr.
Third base: Haley Hughes, Goshen, Jr.
Shortstop: Morgan Burbage, Prattville Christian, Sr.; Loghan Cripple, G.W. Long, So.
Outfield: Kayla Marshall, Sweet Water, Fr.; Brylie St. Clair, Sand Rock, 7th; Jordan Childers, G.W. Long, Fr.
Designated hitter: Victoria Adams, Elba, Sr.; Sagen Thomas, Fyffe, Fr.
Utility: Brittney Minor, Leroy, So.
P – Jenna Ergle, Sumiton Christian, Fr.
P – Tiffany Self, Lynn, Sr.
P – Alex Wilcox, Brantley, Fr.
P – Katlyn Childress, Billingsley, Fr.
C – Kendell Hamm, Sumiton Christian, Jr.
1B – Jamie Roberts, Collinsville, Jr.
2B – Katlyn Sides, Sumiton Christian, Sr.
3B – Holly Murray, Lynn, So.
SS – Reagan Tittle, Lynn, Sr.
OF – Alexis Casteel, Falkville, Sr.
OF – Karlie Milligan, Berry, So.
OF – Callie Weeks, Kinston, Jr.
DH – Aryelle Jones, Collinsville, Fr.
DH – Kailey Echols, Ragland , Sr.
UTL – Peyton Barthel, Decatur Heritage, Sr.
UTL – Kendall Beth Sides , Sumiton Christian, Fr.
Pitcher of the Year: Alex Wilcox, Brantley
Hitter of the Year: Jenna Ergle, Sumiton Christian
Player of the Year: Jenna Ergle, Sumiton Christian
Coach of the Year: Cindy Hawthorne, Brantley
Pitcher: Lily Ritzel, Florala, So.; Madison Sides, Spring Garden, So.
Catcher: Madison Motley, Billingsley, 8th
First base: Brooklyn Beck, Lynn, Sr.; Sydnee Bryan, Brantley, Jr.; Lyndsey Moore, Falkville, Sr.
Second base: Morgan George, Tharptown, So.; Abby Tindol, Billingsley, 8th; Jessica Smart, Spring Garden, So.
Third base: Jessica Hermeling, Brantley, Jr.
Shortstop: Peyton Hill, Brantley, Sr.; Taylor Jones, Berry, So.
Outfield: Mary Patton, Collinsville, Fr.; Allyson Bragwell, Belgreen, So.
Designated hitter: Emma Easley, Lynn, Sr.
Utility: Shelby Palmer, Tharptown, Jr.; Lauren Hammett, Gaylesville, So.
P – Kelsey Hartley, Edgewood, Sr.
P -Bailey Singleton, Macon-East, Jr.
P – Mandy Jordan, Wilcox Academy, Sr.
P -Macey Tucker, Glenwood, Sr.
C – Cailah Niles, Glenwood, Sr.
1B – Chesley Jones, Lakeside, Sr.
2B – Chandler Stenz, Marengo Academy, Sr.
3B – Bailey Rushing, Pike Liberal, 8th
SS – Kacey Noland, Pickens Academy, Fr.
OF – Sydney Watson, Bessemer Academy, So.
OF – Devin Kennedy, Macon-East, Jr.
OF – Natalie Overstreet, Clarke Prep, Sr.
DH – Abby Ray, Lowndes, Fr.
DH – Jesi Garrett, Macon-East, So.
UTL – Paige Hill, Lowndes, Sr.
UTL – Elizabeth Perdue, Glenwood, Jr.
Pitcher of the Year: Kelsey Hartley, Edgewood
Hitter of the Year: Kacy Noland, Pickens
Player of the Year: Kelsey Hartley, Edgewood
Coach of the Year: Joe Nettles, Wilcox
Pitcher: Allison Galle, Ashford Academy, Sr.; Megan Brooks, Clarke Prep, So.; Andrea Edmonds, Marengo Academy, Jr.
Catcher: Jessica Gallardo, Lowndes, Jr.; Kayla Benton, Pike Liberal, Jr.
First base: Conner Etheridge, Marengo Academy, Sr.
Second base: Kelsey Lewis, Patrician, Fr.
Third base: Frankie Ammons, Lakeside, So.
Shortstop: Kasey Grant, Lakeside, Jr.; Skylar Tyson, Patrician, Jr.
Outfield: Hannahlee Harris, Edgewood, Sr.; Haviland Harden, Glenwood, Jr.
Designated hitter: Brooke Smyly, Marengo Academy, Sr.
Utility: Kassidy Tyson, Patrician, Fr.