All-Advertiser softball team 2009

Published 9:19 pm Friday, June 5, 2009

The all-Clanton Advertiser softball team was selected based on team and individual performances during the season and based on nominations and statistics provided by local coaches.

Courtney Killingsworth, So., pitcher, Maplesville

Raelynn Liveoak, Jr., pitcher, Isabella

Shelby Lopez, Fr., catcher, Jemison

Karli Wright, Sr., 1st base, Jemison

Machelle Maulding, Sr., 2nd base, Isabella

Krysta Tyler, Sr., 3rd base, Isabella

Rachel Johnston, So., shortstop, Chilton Co.

Ashlin Hilyer, Jr., utility, Thorsby

Katlyn Freeman, Jr., outfield, Maplesville

Bevin Hawkins, Sr., outfield, Chilton Co.

Brandi Baker, Jr., outfield, Jemison

Sophomore shortstop Rachel Johnston from Chilton County High is the youngest selection among infielders or outfielders on the first or second teams, but there is youth among pitchers and catchers.

First-team catcher Shelby Lopez of Jemison is a freshman, first-team pitcher Courtney Killingsworth of Maplesville is a sophomore, and second-team pitchers Summer Gaither of Billingsley and Chanin Hancock of Verbena are an 8th grader and a 7th grader, respectively.

Among first-team selections, the highest batting average reported was Killingsworth’s .500. Killingsworth also had the best reported pitching record at 10-4. Johnston had the most reported home runs with four, and Maplesville’s Katlyn Freeman had the most reported stolen bases with 26.

The All-Advertiser second team is:

Pitcher: Summer Gaither (8th grade, Billingsley)

Pitcher: Chanin Hancock (7th grade, Verbena)

Catcher: Heather Chambers (junior, Maplesville)

First base: Bridget Robinson (senior, Chilton Co.)

Second base: Lindsay Pease (junior, Thorsby)

Third base: Kayla Scott (senior, Thorsby)

Shortstop: Wendy Raines (senior, Billingsley)

Utility: Tabatha Cork (junior, Jemison)

Outfield: Macee Thomas (junior, Chilton Co.)

Outfield: Amber Simmons (junior, Jemison)

Outfield: Samantha Culp (senior, Isabella).

Honorable mention includes:

Crystal Motley (catcher, senior, Billingsley)

Bridget Nichols (third base, senior, Maplesville)

Haley Smith (first base, senior, Thorsby)