Carpenters ran the table, finishing 12-0 en route to the Blount County championship. The Lady Cougars are duly represented with four players on this season’s All-Blount County Middle School Softball Team, but there are several others to keep an eye on in the coming years.
Hannah Troutt, Alcoa Only a sixth-grader, Trout stepped up to make huge contributions for the Lady Tornadoes this season, effective at both fielding and at the plate.
Madison Reed, Alcoa Reed is one of those rare players who give 100 percent every time she takes the field. A player to watch, Reed played second base and hit lead off for the Lady Tornadoes.
Kelsey Whitteaker, Eagleton The Lady Knights slugger posted a .333 batting average during the 2009 season, collecting a .462 on-base percentage along the way.
Maddie Carpenter, Eagleton Carpenter hit .333 for the Lady Knights with a .400 on-base percentage. The Eagleton pitcher, she posted a 6-8 record with a 3.13 earned run average.
Molly Ott, Eagleton Ott was a rock for the Lady Knights, batting .326 with a team-leading 15 RBI and a .396 on-base percentage.
Jessica Houser, Carpenters Houser anchored the Lady Cougars at catcher with a .996 fielding percentage. Posting a .450 batting average, Houser helped Carpenters to a 12-0 season and the Blount County championship.
Kaitlin Smith, Carpenters Smith played third base for the Lady Cougars, hitting .391 for the season and driving in 31 runs. Carpenters finished the season 12-0 and Blount County champions.
Turner Courtney, Carpenters The shortstop for the Blount County champion Lady Cougars, Courtney delivered a .385 batting average and had 30 runs batted in.
Kasey Miller, Carpenters Miller is the ace of this year’s eighth-grade class. The Lady Cougars pitcher struck out 85 batters over the course of a 12-0 season, compiling a 1.012 earned run average, as Carpenters won the Blount County championship.
Alex Berry, Heritage A seventh-grader, Berry started every game in the pitching circle for the Lady Mustangs and led the team in strikeouts.
Loran Miller, Heritage Miller was the Lady Mustang catcher and team leader this season. Her offense and defense led Heritage to a third place Blount County finish this fall.
Harley Frazier, Heritage Frazier, an eighth-grader, helped the Lady Mustangs to third place in the final Blount County standings with both her fielding at second base and her hitting at the plate.
Kenna Boling, Union Grove Boling has been a starter for each of her two seasons at 2-year-old Union Grove, the stint with the Lady Wildcats coming after Boling started for another area school as a sixth-grader. Boling finished among the county’s top hitters.
Ashlyn Curtis, Union Grove Another three-year starter, Curtis was a solid infielder and top performer at the plate for the Lady Wildcats. Her leadership carries over into the classroom.
Montana Coffey, Union Grove Coffey did a little bit of everything for the Lady Wildcats, leading the team in batting average and on-base percentage. Defensively, Coffey played shortstop for Union Grove.