All-District 2-2A Softball Team
Sterlington claimed seven spots on the All-District 2-2A softball team in voting conducted by the coaches. All four of the Lady Panthers' first-team honorees are repeat selections.
District champion Winnfield Senior High swept the individual awards. Senior outfielder Emily Clements was named Most Valuable Player and Lyn Bankston was chosen as Coach of the Year after leading WSHS to a 17-7 record, including a 5-1 mark in conference play.
In all, the Winnfield Lady Tigers have six first-team honorees, followed by the state champion Oak Grove Lady Tigers with five, Sterlington with four and Jonesboro-Hodge with three.
Named to the first team from Sterlington were sophomore first baseman Caroline Cooley, senior shortstop Taylor Wilson, senior third baseman Chelbi Johnson and senior outfielder Alex McMorris.
Cooley hit .285 with a .378 on base percentage and a .408 slugging percentage, while drawing a team-high 10 walks. Her season line also includes a home run, six doubles, 12 runs batted in, 15 runs scored and seven sacrifice hits.
Wilson, a five-time first-team All-District honoree, led the Lady Panthers in RBI (20), extra base hits (14), triples (3), doubles (9), runs scored (20) and slugging (.590). She also contributed a .337 batting average, a .371 on base percentage and two home runs.
Johnson, who made the All-District team as an outfielder last season, hit .266 with a .326 on base percentage and a .380 slugging average. Her eight sacrifice bunts were tops on the team. She also knocked two home runs, four doubles, stole 12 bases in 13 attempts and scored 19 runs.
McMorris, who split time between center field and catcher, led the team in batting average, on base percentage, slugging (.365/.419/.459) and stolen bases (13 in 15 attempts), while scoring 19 runs and driving in 12. A tough out, she struck out only three times in 94 plate appearances.
Joining Emily Clements on the first team from Winnfield are pitcher Kara Grantadams, catcher Makayla Clements, outfielders Chelsea Miles and Kaitlyn Clements and utility player Kasey James. Grantadams is the only freshman on the first unit.
Oak Grove's first-team honorees include pitcher Jessica Travis, second baseman Drew Bennett, outfielder Abby Cook and utility players Bobbie Jo Dessell and Sarah Dugan.
Jonesboro-Hodge is represented by pitcher Summer Lowe and outfielder Alexis Dark.
Named to the second team from Sterlington were sophomore pitcher Breann Bowen, junior second baseman Hannah Harrell and freshman outfielder Sydnee Davis.