ASWA releases All-State softball team

West End's Courtney Oliver. Photo by Joshua Price/Messenger.West End's Courtney Oliver. Photo by Joshua Price/Messenger.

Three area players were named to the 2012 Alabama Sports Writers Association All-State softball teams.

Glencoe’s Jamie McGuire and West End’s Courtney Oliver were given first team honors, while Sardis’ Kameron Carter was given honorable mention.

McGuire was named first team catcher of Class 3A. The junior led all area schools in batting, posting a .526 batting average over 133 at bats. The junior had 12 home runs, 25 doubles and 65 runs batted in. She walked 23 times and struck out only three times. McGuire scored 45 runs for the Lady Yellow Jackets.

McGuire’s skills were not limited to batting. McGuire called pitches for battery mate Sims and directed the Glencoe defense on the field. She held runners in check with her powerful and accurate throwing arm and was a defensive wall behind the plate.

Oliver was named Class 2A first team first-baseman. The sophomore led the Lady Patriots’ offense with a .492 batting average off 58 hits. She led the team with 35 runs batted in and 16 doubles. She also had three home runs.

Carter was given Class 3A honorable mention as a designated hitter. She paced the Lady Lions offensively with a .407 batting average.

Full 2012 roster:
Class 6A
P – Devin Brown, Theodore, So.
P – Marcy Harper, Hoover, Sr.
P – Abby Guest, Bob Jones, Sr.
P – Janna Korak, Sparkman, Jr.
C – Hannah Taylor, Vestavia Hills, Sr.
1B – Jasmine Sydnor, Opelika, Sr.
2B – Jordan Bullock, Sparkman, So.
SS – Callie Brister, Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa, Sr.
3B – Peyton Grantham, Daphne, Jr.
OF – Desiree Morrow, Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa, So.
OF – Bevia Robinson, Sparkman, So.
OF – Megan Dowdy, Fairhope, Sr.
UTL – Kasey Cooper, Dothan, Jr.
UTL – Whitney Gillespie, Pelham, Jr.
DH – Caroline Seitz, Oak Mountain, Jr.
DH – Brittany Russ, Central-Phenix City, Sr.

Pitcher of the Year: Marcy Harper, Hoover
Hitter of the Year: Callie Brister, Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa
Player of the Year: Kasey Cooper, Dothan
Coach of the Year: Dale Palmer, Sparkman

Honorable Mention
Pitcher: Allison Freeman, Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa, So.; Grey Adams, Fairhope, Sr.; Kristine Brown, Central-Phenix City, Sr.
Catcher: Denise Anderson, Dothan, Jr.; Sami Story, Northridge, So.
First base: Toni Anderson, Dothan, So.; Caroline Hardy, Vestavia Hills, Fr.
Second base: Cassidy Davis, Central-Phenix City, Sr.; Marley Strahan, Enterprise, Sr.
Shortstop: Kate Benton, Northview, Sr.; Brianna Sullivan, Bob Jones, Sr.; Keelie Housely, Tuscaloosa County, Sr.
Third base: Riane Estes, Vestavia Hills, Sr.; Anna Blake Barnette, Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa, Jr.
Outfield: Samantha Bradley, Northview, Jr.; Maddie Ridgway, Oak Mountain, Sr.; Mary Morgan Dramer, Pelham, Sr.
Utility: Tyler Harrison, Baker, Sr.; Caemin Acker, Northridge, Sr.; Karley Sanders, Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa, So.
Designated hitter: Ashleigh McClure, Oxford, Sr.

Class 5A
P – Kacie Craft, Chelsea, Sr.
P – Meagan Young, Moody, Sr.
P – Peighton Ponder, Albertville, So.
P – Bailey Murphy, Mortimer Jordan, 8th
C – Mallory Patterson, Lawrence County, Sr.
1B – Katlin Light, Albertville, Sr.
2B – Tori McDaniel, Lawrence County, Jr.
SS – Emily Woodruff, Albertville, So.
3B – Emily Messer, St. Paul’s, Sr.
OF – Rolanda King, Eufaula, So.
OF – Courtney Shields, Shelby County, Sr.
OF – Haylie McCleney, Mortimer Jordan, Sr.
UTL – Caitlin Bice, Chelsea, Sr.
UTL – Megan Spurlock, Eufaula, Jr.
DH – Olivia Golden, Hartselle, Sr.
DH – Katie Parr, Hayden, So.

Pitcher of the Year: Meagan Young, Moody
Hitter of the Year: Haylie McCleney, Mortimer Jordan
Player of the Year: Haylie McCleney, Mortimer Jordan
Coach of the Year: Russell McCartey, Chelsea

Honorable Mention
Pitcher: Taylor Doriety, Hueytown, Jr.; Emily Glover, Scottsboro, Jr.
Catcher: Erin Jones, Chelsea, Jr.; Brittany Copeland, Albertville, Sr.; Kourtnee Owens, St. Paul’s, Sr.
First base: Kendyl Shelton, Pleasant Grove, Sr.; Lacy Striblin, Valley, Fr.
Second base: Kelly Campbell, Scottsboro, So.; Morgan Yates, Spanish Fort, Jr.
Shortstop: Kelsey Hughes, Fort Payne, Sr.; Allie Luster, Chelsea, Sr.
Third base: Shelby Maze, Mortimer Jordan, So.; Brianna Caldwell, Athens, So.
Outfield: Haley Nichols, Faith Academy, Jr.; Victoria Draper, Lawrence County, Jr.
Utility: Amanda Medders, Brookwood, Jr.
Designated hitter: Whitney Jordan, Athens, Jr.; Kaleigh Todd, McAdory, So.

Class 4A
P – Mandi Woodruff, Bibb County, Jr.
P – Tori Davis, Cherokee County, Jr.
P – Cara Goodwin, Good Hope, Jr.
P – Holly Ward, Haleyville, So.
C – Madison Millsaps, Cherokee County, So.
1B – Alannah Henke, Good Hope, So.
2B – Jordan Entrekin, Corner, Jr.
SS – Kori Benson, Oak Grove, Sr.
3B – Katie Beth Drew, Headland, Sr.
OF – Amanda Seales, Alabama Christian, Sr.
OF – Haley Suttle, Bibb County, So.
OF – Baylee Gibbs, Oneonta, Fr.
UTL – Whitney Denson, Dallas County, Sr.
UTL – Tanner Brown, Oak Grove, So.
DH – Ashley Strength, Holtville, Sr.
DH – Hannah Sparks, Thomasville, So.

Pitcher of the Year: Cara Goodwin, Good Hope
Hitter of the Year: Kori Benson, Oak Grove
Player of the Year: Tori Davis, Cherokee County
Coach of the Year: Kelly Rushing, Haleyville

Honorable Mention
Pitcher: Haley Hughes, Crossville, Fr.; Lila Ritter, Oak Grove, 8th
Catcher: Kendall Cox, Holtville, Jr.; Brianna Skipper, Headland, Sr.
First base: Molly Brewer, Cherokee County, So.; Kat Darnell, Deshler, Jr.
Second base: Darbie Rosser, Cherokee County, Jr.
Shortstop: Morgan Read, Alexandria, Sr.; Lacey Burleson, Haleyville, Jr.
Third base: Callie Pendley, Haleyville, Jr.
Outfield: Kylee Carter, Beauregard, Fr.; Jaycie Walker, Headland, 8th; Jocelyn Davis, Calera, Sr.
Utility: Katie Beth Gordon, Ashford, Jr.
Designated hitter: Kayla Tillman, Good Hope, Jr.

Class 3A
P – Taylor West, Saks, Jr.
P – Madi Moore, Winfield, Fr.
P – Kayla Jordan, Excel, Sr.
P – Anna Snider, White Plains, Fr.
C – Jamie McGuire, Glencoe, Jr.
1B – Kayla Hale, Trinity, Sr.
2B – Micaela Beck, Winfield, So.
SS – Jordan Coleman, White Plains, Sr.
3B – Brandi Foreman, Madison Academy, So.
OF – Leticia Mancilla, Slocomb, Sr.
OF – Ella Denes, Pisgah, Sr.
OF – Taylor Frazier, Sylvania, Sr.
UTL – Faith Sims, Cordova, Fr.
UTL – Macayla Kelley, Slocomb, Jr.
DH – Leah Pennington, Sipsey Valley, So.
DH – Ali Duke, Geraldine, Sr.

Pitcher of the Year: Taylor West, Saks
Hitter of the Year: Jordan Coleman, White Plains
Player of the Year: Taylor West, Saks
Coach of the Year: Mike Tucker, Saks
 
Honorable Mention
Pitcher: Augie Pena, Geneva, Jr.; Tori Free, Luverne, Sr.; Megan Smith, Pisgah, So.; Katie Clarke, Madison Academy, Jr.
Catcher: Lillie McCrary, Pisgah, So.; Megan Quimby, Gordo, So.
First base: Kelby Greenhill, Rogers, Sr.
Second base: Dallas Gilley, Pisgah, Sr.; Kelly Kilgore, Saks, Jr.
Shortstop: Caroline Wilder, Trinity, Sr.; Amy Jordan, Excel, Sr.
Third base: Leah Brundidge, T.R. Miller, Sr.
Outfield: Hannah Lee, Marbury, So.; Claire Wilder, Trinity, So.
Utility: Abbie Ellison, Leeds, Jr.; Anna Grace Owens, Colbert County, Fr.
Designated hitter: Kameron Carter, Sardis, Jr.

Class 2A
P – Hillary Carpenter, Hatton, Jr.
P – Haley Goodson, Ariton, Sr.
P – Brittney Minor, Leroy, 8th
P – Brooke Sims, Southern Choctaw, Sr.
C – Racheal Senn, Goshen, Sr.
1B – Courtney Oliver, West End, So.
2B – Katlyn Sides, Sumiton Christian, So.
SS – Chandler Dare, American Christian, Jr.
3B – Elizabeth Thompson, Leroy, Jr.
OF – Victoria Crumpton, Hatton, Jr.
OF – T’Ebonie Tanner, Sumiton Christian, Sr.
Of – Nicole McInerney, Ariton, Jr.
UTL – Cadi Oliver, Sumiton Christian, Sr.
UTL – Courtney Blevins, Ider, Fr.
DH – Shelby Vinson, Goshen, Jr.
DH – Jessica Hughes, Ider, Sr.
 
Pitcher of the Year: Hillary Carpenter, Hatton
Hitter of the Year: Cadi Oliver, Sumiton Christian
Player of the Year: Hillary Carpenter, Hatton
Coach of the Year: Dee Hughes/Amy Warrick, Goshen

Honorable Mention
Pitcher: Jessie Butler, Lexington, Fr.; Katie Justice, Sumiton Christian, So.
Catcher: Carey Grace Peebles, Hatton, Jr.
First base: Morgan Mathews, Elba, So.
Second base: Megan McCullough, Sand Rock, Jr.
Shortstop: Marissa Davis, Cherokee, Jr.
Third base: Hannah Burr, American Christian, Sr.; Madison Smith, Sand Rock, So.; Shaide Parker, Hatton, Sr.
Outfield: Hayley Mauldin, Fyffe, Sr.
Utility: McKenna Morgan, Sand Rock, 8th; Trenisha King, Colbert Heights, Sr.
Designated Hitter: Breanna LaRue, Fyffe, Jr.; Samantha Glenn, Mobile Christian, Sr.; Danya Snead, Hatton, Jr.

Class 1A
P – Taylor Thomas, Berry, Sr.
P – Kendra Wilson, South Lamar, Sr.
P – Sommar Wright, Ragland, Sr.
P – Emily Byrd, Pleasant Home, Jr.
C – Reagan Tittle, Lynn, So.
1B – Paige Dill, Parrish, Sr.
2B – Kailey Echols, Ragland, So.
SS – Savannah Smith, Marion County, Sr.
3B – Trista Duque, Collinsville, Sr.
OF – Jordan Sides, Spring Garden, Sr.
OF – Savanna Jones, Parrish, Jr.
OF – Raven Woods, Pleasant Home, Jr.
UTL – Laken Hancock, South Lamar, Sr.
UTL – Macie Sanders, Kinston, Sr.
DH – Emily Mock, Kinston, Jr.
DH – Peyton Barthel, Decatur Heritage, Fr.

Pitcher of the Year: Sommar Wright, Ragland
Hitter of the Year: Paige Dill, Parrish
Player of the Year: Sommar Wright, Ragland
Coach of the Year: Jonathan Nix, Ragland

Honorable Mention
Pitcher: Tiffany Self, Lynn, So.
Catcher: Christy Cox, Collinsville, Jr.
First base: Laken Bragwell, Belgreen, Fr.; DeAndria Norwood, Sweet Water, Sr.
Second base: Madison Weeks, Kinston, So.; Jessica Smart, Spring Garden, 8th
Shortstop: Morgan Little, Maplesville, Sr.; Heather Smart, Spring Garden, Jr.
Third base: Ellie Pendley, Lynn, Sr.; Bridget Thompson, Belgreen, Sr.
Outfield: Suzie Quarles, Cedar Bluff, Sr.; Lauren Wright, Ragland, Sr.
Utility: Katlin Hammett, Gaylesville, Sr.
Designated hitter: Katie McGinnis, Cedar Bluff, So.
 

 
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