November 19, 2017

Lady Braves Dominate Post Season Awards

The coaches of Region 5-AA recently voted on the all-region teams for the 2011 season and the Lady Braves racked up by taking eight out of the top ten spots on the first team.

At the very top was Senior pitcher Alicia Carroll who was named the 5-AA Region Player of the Year. Alicia dominated on the mound this year compiling a 19-9 record with a 2.93 ERA and 84 strike-outs. She only walked 16 batters while pitching 136 innings.

This was the second consecutive year a Brave won the award. The 2010 winner was Cheyenne Pruitt.

When asked about receiving the award Alicia said, “It is a true honor and I am glad I got it because I worked hard and it really shows that hard work pays off.”

After high school, Alicia plans to attend college and pursue a degree in either physical therapy or special education in addition to continuing to play softball at the next level.

The remainder of the all-region first team was also dominated by Lady Braves. Cali Harrod, Jasmine Cook, Jasmine Jacobs, Alyssa Bishop, Katie Lego, Cheyenne Pruitt, and Tiffany Smith were all named as first team players.

Especially impressive was the fact that Cali Harrod, only a freshman, finished third in the overall voting. Cali had a phenomenal year which included a .485 batting average, 48 hits, 2 HR’s, and 14 doubles which set a new school record. She also tied another school record with 27 stolen bases.

Jasmine Cook also compiled some outstanding stats with a .474 BA, 36 hits, 2 HR, 10 doubles, 25 RBI’s, and 12 stolen bases. Catcher Jasmine Jacobs batted .455, ha 35 hits, six doubles, 13 RBI’s, 14 stolen bases, and defensively threw out 11 of 18 base stealers.

Alyssa Bishop led the team in HR’s with three. Sophomore Candace Ray was named to the second team all-region. In only 23 games played, she batted .421 with 24 hits, 17 RBI’s, and nine stolen bases.

The girls had a tremendous year and despite the loss of five very good seniors should be looking to have another stellar season next year with the addition of a trio of solid 8th graders which will be coming over from the middle school.

Jordan Watson, Anna Shelnutt, and Alexis Raines should all make an immediate impact.

 

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