Athens Review, Athens, Texas


June 3, 2014

Best in the district

Athens freshman Kristin House named District 15-3A tri-newcomer of the year

Athens — Athens Lady Hornet freshman pitcher Kristin House led the way as nine players were recognized on the 15-3A all-district softball team.

House was named as the newcomer of the year along with Mineola’s  Brianne McCalla and Van’s Devri Cotton.

House went 6-6 in the circle this season with a 3.09 earned run average. She had 72 strikeouts and 46 walks according to stats on At the plate, she hit .312 with 18 RBI and 16 runs scored.

First team members for Athens were junior infielder Haley Durden, outfielder Sam Smith and designated player Josee McNeece.

Durden had a .361 average in the leadoff spot with 35 runs scored, while Smith hit .304 with five RBI. McNeece hit .397 with 13 RBI and 17 runs scored.

Junior Bri Grogan was named as a second team pitcher, while Sarah Red was named as a second team infielder.

Mallary Rummel was named second team outfielder, while McKenzie Fowler was named second team designated player.

Ten players led the way for the Brownsboro Bearettes on the all-district team.

Three players were named to the first team led by junior pitcher Madison Timmerman.

She had a 2.95 ERA to go with 193 strikeouts and 21 walks in 106 2/3 innings during the regular season.

Madison Alexander was named a first team infielder after she finished with a .365 batting average. She had four RBI and 19 runs scored.

First team outfielder honors went to junior McKenzie Chambers. She batted .281 with 10 RBI and nine runs scored.

Catcher Brooke Johnson was named to the second team after finishing with a perfect fielding position this past season.

Second team infielders went to Shelbie Bagby and Baylee McCurley. Babgy batted .527 with 12 RBI and 16 runs scored, while McCurley batted .397 with 17 runs scored and 10 RBI.

Kelsey Lemus was named a second team outfielder after batting .446 with 19 RBI and 12 runs scored.

Kirsten Anderson was named as a second team utility player after batting .359 during the regular season.

Karli Wilkerson and Rebecca McGough were named honorable mention.

Mabank had two selections to the team as senior Kassie Lander was named as a second team pitcher.

Natalie Wilson was named a second team outfielder.

Co-Most Valuable Player

Kylee Moore, Van, JR

Sister Green, Mineola, JR    Offensive Player of the Year

Hallee Carter, Van, JR

Defensive Player of the Year

Ashlin Lovett, Van, SR

Newcomers of the Year

Brianne McCalla, Mineola, FR    Devri Cotton, Van, SO

Kristin House, Athens, FR    

Pitcher of the Year

Autumn McKinney, Van, SR

Catcher of the Year

Morgan Catron, Mineola, SR

Coach of the Year

Craig Ham, Van        

Ist Team


Rikkilyn Hass, Mineola, SR

Nicole Gandy, Van, SR

Madison Timmerman, Brownsboro, JR


Haleigh Moore, Van, SR    Infield

Haley Durden, Athens, JR    Caitlann Peden, Van, JR    Sierra Nichols, Van, JR

Hannah McKinney, Mineola, FR    Jenna Stanley, Canton, SO

Madison Alexander, Brownsboro, SO Outfield

Manda Wilmoth, Mineola, JR    Jordain Castillo, Van, JR

Sam Smith, Athens, FR

McKenzie Chambers, Brownsboro, JR


Halie Hipsher, Canton, SR

Designated Player

Josee McNeece, Athens, SR

2nd Team


Kassie Lander, Mabank, SR    

Brianna Grogan, Athens, JR    


Brooke Johnson, Brownsboro, JR


Chelsea Easley, Canton, SR    Jess Vess, Mabank, JR

McKenna Warnick, Mineola, JR

Sarah Red,     Athens, JR

Krystal Davis, Athens, SR

Shelbie Bagby, Brownsboro, SR

Baylee McCurley, Brownsboro, JR


Natalie Wilson, Mabank, FR    Kassy Skinner, Mineola, JR

Mallary Rummel, Athens, JR

Emily Bell, Canton, SR

Kelsey Lemus, Brownsboro, JR    Utility

Kirsten Anderson, Brownsboro, FR

Designated Player

McKenzie Fowler, Athens, FR    Honorable Mention

Brownsboro — Karli Wilkerson and Rebecca McGough

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