Advertiser names All-Area Softball team

Published 4:15 pm Friday, June 8, 2012

The Clanton Advertiser’s annual All-Area Softball Team represents the best the sport has to offer locally.

Selections are based on coach’s nominations, statistics and overall team success.

Players were assigned positions based on where they played most during the season, but an effort was also made to include the 12 most deserving players on the first team and the next 12 on the second team.

The first and second teams demonstrate a stark difference in experience: there are only two first-teamers who aren’t a senior or a junior, while there are only two second-teamers who aren’t a freshman or sophomore.

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First team all-area

•Pitcher: Brianna Cleckler, Senior, Chilton Co.

•Pitcher: Autumn Smith, Junior, Maplesville

•Catcher: Shelby Lopez, Senior, Jemison

•First base: Kiana Andrews, Junior, Maplesville

•Second base: Lindsey Parrish, Senior, Chilton Co.

•Third base: Kristen Adams, Senior, Isabella

•Shortstop: Morgan Little, Senior, Maplesville

•Outfield: Natalie Arnold, Senior, Maplesville

•Outfield: Hope Driver, Junior, Verbena

•Outfield: Tiffany Guin, Senior, Jemison

•Designated hitter: Holly Watts, Sophomore, Chilton Co.

•Utility: Taylor McManus, 8th grade, Thorsby

Second team

•Pitcher: Chelsea Cox, Freshman, Isabella

•Pitcher: Summer Gaither, Junior, Billingsley

•Catcher: Kricket Caton, Freshman, Chilton Co.

•First base: Kacie Adams, Freshman, Isabella

•Second base: Josey Adams, Sophomore, Thorsby

•Third base: Kelly Nord, Junior, Thorsby

•Shortstop: Denten Ellison, Sophomore, Jemison

•Outfield: Mattie Cleckler, Senior, Verbena

•Outfield: Victoria Fletcher, Freshman, Verbena

•Outfield: Jennifer Paschal, Freshman, Jemison

•Designated hitter: Braiden Gottier, Sophomore, Thorsby

•Utility: Madison Price, Sophomore, Billingsley