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Softball honorees

Central High School’s varsity softball team drew three 2019 All-Region 1B softball honors, including one on the first team, and two 2019 All-James River District softball selections, also including one first-teamer.

Lady Chargers junior Sorie Scott made the all-region and all-district first teams. Central players selected to the all-region second team included freshman Caroline Bayne and sophomore Aaliyah Alexander. Bayne also made the all-district second team.

The Lady Chargers finished the season 9-10 overall, including a 1-1 run in the regional tourney.

Reacting to her team’s all-region recognition, Central Head Coach Karen McGrath said, “I was extremely pleased as our season ended after the region semifinal game with a loss to Riverheads.”

Scott made the all-region second team last year as a shortstop.

This year she had a batting average of .500, a .577 on-base percentage, .833 slugging percentage and .897 fielding percentage. She hit three home runs, recorded 12 RBIs, had 29 runs scored and stole 19 bases. As a pitcher, she threw 81 strikeouts.

“I was thrilled with her selection,” McGrath said. “She worked hard all year. Every game she gives 110 percent for her team. She is very dedicated to her team, and other coaches from other teams see it.”

Praising Bayne for her selections, the coach cited her exceptional ability as a catcher and her comparable offensive and defensive stats for why she drew the district honor while noting her leadership and hard work in connection to the regional nod.

McGrath hailed Alexander’s outstanding play on defense in the regional tourney as leading to her accolade.