Six Central softball players earn regional accolades

Published 12:27 pm Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Central High Schoolvarsity softball team drew recognition from coaches in the region after reaching the Region 1B semifinals and finishing 118 in 2018. That recognition came in

the form of six all-region selections, including two on the first team.

Lady Chargers senior pitcher Hailey Bayne and senior outfielder Kaylee Williams made the first team. Central players named to the second team included junior

first baseman Riley Long, sophomore utility player Sorie Scott and freshman outfielder Aaliyah Alexander. Central senior second baseman Brittany Tomlinson received honorable mention.

I was very pleased with our recognition,Lady Chargers HeaCoach Karen McGrath said.

Bayne has been named to the all-region second team in previous years, but this is her first time making the first team. She deserves it,McGrath said. She constantly works to improve her game.” Bayne, who has committed to play for Lynchburg College next year, threw more tha194 strikeouts this season, and on offense, shproduced a very compet

itive batting average.

Williams continuethis year to draw awards for her play after receiving allconference and all-region honors in thpast“This is the seconyear in a row that shhas had a perfect fieldinpercentage in center field, McGrath said. ..She also made severaincredible catches durinthe regional gamagainst Riverheads thawere definitely notable.