County lands 13 players on All-Conference lists

Jun. 13, 2014 @ 06:53 AM

For the first time, all four Rutherford County softball teams made it to the state playoffs. Of those four programs, 13 individual players were named to their respective all-conference lists.

The state champion East Rutherford Lady Cavaliers paced the county with five all conference performers while Chase and R-S Central each had three and Thomas Jefferson had two.

East Rutherford sophomore pitcher led the county not only being named all-conference, but also being named South Mountain Athletic 2A/3A Conference (SMAC) Pitcher of the Year.

Davis was joined on the SMAC All-Conference list by fellow Lady Cavaliers shortstop Raven Gray, third baseman Jenna Carter, center fielder Christian Beheler and catcher Emily Dotson.

Chase players honored included Dakota Reid, Devyn Gowan and Ashley Brown.

Brown, a junior infielder, led the Lady Trojans with a .452 batting average and 33 hits. Brown's 11 doubles tied Reid for most on the team. Reid had a stellar season on the mound and at the plate with a .424 batting average and a team-high 17 RBIs while earning a 4.33 ERA and striking out 84 batters in the circle. Gowan finished her senior campaign with a .373 batting average, 15 RBIs and eight doubles.

R-S Central landed three players on the list as well with Makalya Crain, Makayla Crawford and Katie McEntire.

Crain, a senior pitcher, finished the season with a 2.21 ERA and 81 strikeouts while batting .352 with 14 RBIs. Crawford, the team's catcher, led the team with a .390 batting average and 16 RBIs while McEntire, a sophomore center fielder, finished 2014 with a .361 batting average and 12 RBIs.

Thomas Jefferson closed it's historic season with two players on the Southern Piedmont 1A (SPC) All-Confernce list.

Brianna Kale, a sophomore pitcher, boasted a 5.37 ERA with 154 strikeouts on the season while freshman shortstop Emily Allred earned all-conference honors with a .368 batting average.