All-Area HS Softball Team from Coach Hyde……

1st Team.. McKenna Stutts Grimsley/SR/P Powerful right-hander posted a 1.38 ERA with 107 strikeouts in 121 innings. She also slugged 1.040 with a team-high five home runs and 35 RBIs en route to her third consecutive All-Metro 4-A selection. Committed to Meredith College.

Kelly Simmons Northwest Guilford/JR/P Metro 4-A player of the year went 19-3 with a 0.67 ERA, including a 12-0 record in conference play. She also hit .417.

Kelsey Barnes Glenn/SR/2B Piedmont Triad 3-A player of the year led the Bobcats with a .560 batting average, .691 on-base percentage and .867 slugging percentage. She also hit four home runs, stole 13 bases, scored 43 runs and drove in 29. Committed to Barton College.

Holly Berry Southwestern Randolph/JR/CAn All-Mid-Piedmont 3-A selection her first two seasons, Berry took player of the year honors this year after hitting .485 and leading the Cougars to the 3-A championship game. Coach Steve Taylor: “A silent captain on and off the field.”

Anna Maness Southwestern Randolph/JR/PA Virginia commitment, Maness went 12-2 with a 0.48 ERA in her third consecutive All-Mid-Piedmont 3-A season. In the state semifinals, she tossed a complete game five-hit shutout and added a two-run home run.

Megan Rembielak Bishop McGuinness/SR/SS-P The daughter of Wake Forest baseball coach Rick Rembielak, Megan was an All-Northwest 1-A selection after hitting .500 with a .633 on-base percentage and 11 stolen bases. Coach Rick McHone: “Very smart player. Tenacious competitor.” Committed to Appalachian State.

Jordan Kennedy East Forsyth/SR/OF All-Metro 4-A selection hit .300 for the Eagles, who won their first playoff game in almost a decade. Coach Karen Dull: “She’s always worked hard, but I’ve just seen her really go after it to get better.”

Ashley Allred Asheboro/JR/P-1BA two-time All-Mid-Piedmont 3-A selection, Allred hit .423 with a .635 on-base percentage and didn’t commit an error all season.

2nd Team: Bethany Gesell High Point Christian/FR/1B- PTAC player of the year hit .475; went 13-4 with 3 no-hitters on mound.

Gina Antonucci Central Davidson/SR/C Hit .417 with 32 RBIs for 2-A champions.

Scout Albertson Trinity/SO/3B All-Mid-Piedmont 3-A selection hit .385 with five triples.

Rebecca Rothrock Glenn/JR/C .500 avg, .602 OBP, 35 RBIs, 0 errors

Holly Summers NW Guilford

Heather Taylor Randleman/SR/3B Aiken Tech signee hit .333 with 20 RBIs.

Anna Weavil Glenn/JR/OF.545 avg, .610 OBP, 19 stolen bases

Lindsay Braddock Southeast Guilford/SR/SS All-Mid-Piedmont 3-A honoree hit .321 with 8 stolen bases

Ashley Farrar Eastern Guilford/SR/OF All-North State 2-A selection hit team-high .405

Honorable Mention: Asheboro: Jessica Pendry, Laura Sykes; Central Davidson: Hannah Buie; East Forsyth: Ashley Norman, Ellen Rothfuss; Eastern Guilford: Megan Clapp, Chelsea McMasters; Grimsley: Cantrell Hyde; High Point Central: Caitlin Kennedy, Taylor Hussey, Traci Lester; High Point Christian: Christy Gonzalez; North Davidson: Tisha Mahon, Elisha Elliott, Hannah Alexander, Tess Swing; Northern Guilford: Heather Baker, Natalie Clemmons, Ashley Trogdon; Northwest Guilford: Carolyn Blough; Page: Courtney Penn, Melissa Addington; Randleman: Heather Taylor, Tori Ryan, Sarah Hussey; Reidsville: Abigail Settles, Raquel McCain; Southeast Guilford: Amy Beasley, Chelsea Parker; Southwest Guilford: Rachel Hill, Kathy Miller, Lauren Clement; Southwestern Randolph: Cynthia Hayes; Trinity: Hayley Hicks; Western Guilford: Shannon McMorrow

*****This comes our way courtesy of Coach Tim Hyde who also says,”It is easier to get mad and make excuses than it is to work hard and make adjustments.“Appreciation is a free gift that you can give to anyone you encounter – it is completely your choice. And each time you choose to thank someone for a job well done, you are making the world a better place.”*****