BCHS Softball recognizes team, individual accomplishments at awards banquet
The Butler County Bears Softball 2013 season came full circle on July 22 with the team's annual awards banquet.
A special event at the banquet featured the signing of shortstop Madeline Drake and pitcher Morgan Manning with Brescia University. Bearcats' Head Coach Traci Smith was present for the signing and she spoke briefly about both players and the impact they will have at Brescia. Coach Smith also provided general information about the college softball experience and the recruitment process.
Following a meal, BCHS Head Coach John Embry provided a brief summary of the 2013 season. The Bears went 22-14, finished second in the Mayfield Ice Creamier Classic Tournament in Paintsville, was runner-up in the 12th District Tournament, and advanced to the Third Region Tournament for the sixth consecutive year. The 2013 season was also the sixth straight year that the Butler County Softball team has notched over 20 wins. The JV/F squad finished the year with a 15-8 record.
The following awards were given out:
- Varsity Gold Glove Awards (over .900 fielding percentage): Hannah Peach .972, Amy Rogers .964, Payton Grubb.939, Madeline Drake .905, Morgan Manning .947, and Lynsie Clark .903.
- Varsity Silver Slugger (over .300 batting average): Amy Rogers .456, Lynsie Clark .343, and Natoshia White .327. Rogers led the team and also set a new school single-season record.
- Most Homeruns: Natoshia White
- Most RBIs: Madeline Drake (28)
- Highest BA: Amy Rogers (.456)
- Most Runs Scored: Amy Rogers (33)
- Highest Slugging Percentage: Amy Rogers (.763)
- Highest On-Base: Amy Rogers (.475)
- Stolen Bases: Amy Rogers (11)
- Most sacrifices total: Amy Rogers
-Most RBI's: Amy Rogers (28)
- JV Pitching Award/Kassie Phelps: 10-3; ERA 1.87; 60 IP; hits allowed 61; KO 57; batters faced 636; 1,962 pitches; ER-16. - Varsity Pitching Award/Morgan Manning: 22-14; ERA 2.48; OB Avg. 275; allowed 272 hits; KO 135; total pitches 3,381; IP-242.3; faced 1,089 batters; allowed 86 ER
- Most bases on balls: Lynsie Clark (14)
- JV Gold Glove: Zoie Pendley .938; Abigail Fry .933; Taylor King .900; Madison Clark .886; Cheyenne White .870; Kassie Phelps .864; Kelsey Smith .867.
- JV Silver Slugger: Madison Clark .429; Naomi Cade .373; Abigail Fry .367; Zoie Pendley .351; Kelsey Smith .325; Kassie Phelps .308.
- KHSAA All-State Academic:
1st Team (3.75 to 4.0): Payton Grubb, Morgan Manning, Jazmin Reynolds, Amy Rogers, Emily Rich, Naomi Cade, Taylor King.
Honorable Mention (3.25 to 3.74): Madeline Drake, Lynsie Clark, Natoshia White, Kassie Phelps, Hannah Peach, Whitney Phelps.
- Captains' Award: Morgan Manning, Payton Grubb, Amy Rogers
- Team MVPs: Amy Rogers and Morgan Manning