Four WCHS softball players named All District

By | May 19, 2014 12:00 am

6AAA Offensive Player of the Year. Kaitlyn Heath was voted by league coaches as the District 6AAA Offensive Player of the Year. She was also voted her team’s Most Valuable Player.

Warriorette team awards. Several players received team awards Friday at the softball banquet. They were (l to r): Erica Smiley and Shana Simmons (Co-Warriorette Award), Baylee Bain (Markie Voyles Fortitude Award), Gracie Villard (Co-Rookie of the Year), Megan Wilson (Hustle Award), Maggie Savage (Co-Rookie of the Year), Madison Gardenhire and Amber Hudgens (Co-Defensive Players of the Year), Alyssa Flatt (Offensive Player of the Year) and Kaitlyn Heath ( Team MVP).

The White County High School softball team had four players named to the All District team for the 2014 season.
In addition to the All District honors, the team was treated to their season ending banquet on Friday and additional team awards were handed out.
Kaitlyn Heath led the way for the Warriorettes in district honors. The 4-year senior starter was voted by the District 6AAA coaches as the Offensive Player of the Year. Along with that, she was named to the first team.
“Kaitlyn is a talented player,” noted Coach Erin Repolgle. “She has been tremendous for us at shortstop and at the plate. She works extremely hard to help our team be competitive. She had a good year defensively, but her offensive efforts were a difference maker on our team. To be recognized not only as 1st Team All-District, but also 6AAA Offensive Player of the Year speaks volumes for Kaitlyn’s play on the field.”
Joining Kaitlyn on the first team was Warriorette sophomore pitcher, Madison Gardenhire.
Replogle added, “Madison is very deserving of this honor. She worked extremely hard this off-season to improve her pitching skills. She came in as a sophomore and provided us with quality innings on the mound. She fields her position extremely well. Offensively, she had a great second-half of season, getting key hits when our team needed them.”
Senior first baseman, Amber Hudgens, was named to the second team.
“Amber has filled a key role for us this season,” continued Replogle. “She came back for her senior season after sitting out much of her junior year with an injury. Her play at first base has been instrumental for our team’s success. She fields the ball very well and has helped save important outs. Offensively, she has come through with hits and walks at important times. I am very proud of Amber for receiving this honor.”
Wrapping up the league honors was Alyssa Flatt, who logged time as catcher or sometimes was the designated hitter.
“Alyssa has helped our team in a couple of different positions,” added Replogle. “She has filled the roles of catcher and DP (designated player), both of which are very important positions. She has provided our team with a consistent bat in the lineup, getting hits and moving runners around the bases. I am proud of Alyssa for being recognized by the district for her contributions to our team.”
Awards were also handed out for the Warriorette team.
The Offensive Player of the Year was Alyssa Flatt while Madison Gardenhire and Amber Hudgens shared the Defensive Player of the Year award.
The Rookie of the Year Award was another award that saw a pair of players being named to that spot. Freshmen, Maggie Savage and Gracie Villard, were co-winners of that award.
The Hustle Award also went to a freshman with Megan Wilson taking that honor home.
Warriorette Award was another that had co-winners with Erica Smiley and Shana Simmons sharing that honor.
The Markie Voyles Fortitude Award was given to senior Baylee Bain.
The team Most Valuable Player Award went to Kaitlyn Heath.
Tryouts for the 2015 Warriorette softball team will be May 30-31 from 9 a.m. to noon.
Coach Replogle and her staff will be conducting the Warriorette softball camp June 18-19 from 9 a.m. until noon each day. Sign-ups will be June 1 from 2-4 p.m. at the WCHS softball field.

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