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All-County Softball Team

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Batter of the Year Cam Davis (left), Coach of the Year Cotton Nicholson (center) and Pitcher of the Year Isabel Moore, all of South Central High School, took home the awards for The Daily Reflector's 2017-18 All County Softball Team.

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By Jake Keator
The Daily Reflector

Sunday, June 24, 2018

The following players have been selected to The Daily Reflector's All-County softball team:


Kate Lancaster, Farmville Central With a .494 batting average, 40 runs, 33 hits and 31 RBIs, Lancaster excelled in the leadoff spot for the Jaguars. She also broke the Farmville Central softball season stolen base record with 27 successful thefts on the year, a record she set last season with 25 steals.

Madison Deanes, South Central Deanes’ defensive skill set was complemented by her tenacity at the plate, as she posted a .471 average, 33 hits, 45 runs and 23 RBIs. She also stole 22 bases on the year for the Falcons.

Cam Davis, South Central Batter of the year

Madison Bowers, D.H. Conley The Vikings infielder showed fans a glimpse of what's to come as she enters her senior season, recording a .450 average, 36 hits, 38 runs and 18 RBIs.

Kristen Hardee, Ayden-Grifton Hardee capped off a very successful year at the plate with a .478 average, 32 hits, 26 runs, 23 RBIs and three home runs to help power the Chargers.

Amya Evans, South Central Evans was the centerpiece of the Falcons outfield. Her skills also transitioned to the plate, where she posted a .452 average with 33 hits, 31 runs and 26 RBIs.

Marissa Roach, South Central Along with Evans, Roach also had a solid year from inside the batters box. Roach recorded a .338 average, 26 hits, 30 runs and 26 RBIs.

Lexi Phillips, D.H. Conley Phillips earned a .413 average at the plate in her junior season. Her efforts also netted her 22 hits, 22 runs and 16 RBIs on the year.

Isabel Moore, South Central Pitcher of the Year

Cotton Nicholson, South Central Coach of the Year


Lexi Vincent, D.H. Conley

Sydney Wade, Farmville Central

Mattie Baxter, Farmville Central

Maggie Craig, D.H. Conley

Ainsley Mayo, D.H. Conley

Mikayla Olejar, D.H. Conley

Laterika Cratch, Farmville Central

Alleigh Johnson, South Central

Darci Anderson, D.H. Conley


Abby Foster, Farmville Central

Gracen Terrell, Farmville Central

Haley Clary, J.H. Rose

Kim Gurkins, Ayden-Grifton

Abby Culler, North Pitt

Jalexis Terry, J.H. Rose

Kennedy Harris, J.H. Rose

Nora Fields, Ayden Grifton

Aniyah Sneed, J.H. Rose

Hannah Bailey, South Central

Alexis Phillips, D.H. Conley

Aaliyah Nobles, J.H. Rose

Mary Ellen Kirby, D.H. Conley

Taylor Bowen, Ayden-Grifton


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