NEMS DAILY JOURNAL ALL-AREA Softball Team

FIRST TEAM
Caitlyn Atkins
Hamilton, Junior
Position: Outfield
At The Plate: Batted .567, 51 H, 24 RBI
Inside Pitch: Started the season on the mound. … Her speed makes her a tough out and an outfielder who can cover a lot of ground.

Rachel Baker
West Union, Senior
-Position: Pitcher
In The Circle: 27-8 in 2009, career record 72-32
Inside Pitch: Three-hit 3A state champion Nettleton during the regular season. … Batted .467 with 9 doubles, 30 RBI at clean-up.

Brooke Denton
Pontotoc, Senior
Position: Shortstop
At The Plate: Batted .536, 5 2B, 4 3B, 3 HR
Inside Pitch: Hits ball equally well to all fields. … A pitcher in fast-pitch who used strong arm to her advantage at SS.

Shelby Jackson
Mooreville, Senior
n Position: Third Base
At The Plate: Batted .564, 16 2B, 2 HR
Inside Pitch: Solid infielder who led the Lady Troopers on defense with .903 fielding percentage. … Signed with Blue Mountain College.

Kimberly Jumper
West Union, Senior
Position: Outfield
At The Plate: Batted .589, 12 3B, 7 HR, 49 RBI
n Inside Pitch: Led team to 1A state championship this season. … Runner-up for Daily Journal Player of the Year award.

Candiace McIntosh
Houlka, Senior
Position: Outfield
At The Plate: Batted .651, 7 3B, 4 2B, 5 HR, 22 RBI
Inside Pitch: One of the area’s top defensive outfielders with 40 putouts and four assists. … Being recruited for basketball and softball.

Heather Noe
Nettleton, Senior
Position: Third Base
At The Plate: Batted .478, 44 H, 30 RBI
Inside Pitch: 2009 Daily Journal Player of the Year. … One of Lady Tigers’ top fielders from her spot in the hot corner.

Sam Sagely
Alcorn Central, Senior
Position: Outfield
At The Plate: Batted .696, 32 H, 11 HR, 24 RBI
Inside Pitch: Intentionally walked 24 times by teams that respected her home run power. … Signed with Blue Mountain College.

Holly Schlicht
Nettleton, Senior
Position: Shortstop
At The Plate: Batted .437, 45 H, 9 2B, 20 RBI
Inside Pitch: Lead-off hitter for the 3A state champions. … One of area’s top fielding shortstops.

Melanie Works
North Pontotoc, Senior
Position: Outfield
At The Plate: Batted .521, .618 on-base, 19 RBI
Inside Pitch: Dependable hitter who led the Vikings in every offensive category. … Team’s defensive standout in the outfield.

Honorable Mention
Shelby Bonds, Tishomingo County
Lindsey Boyd, Amory
Ashley Burgett, Tupelo
Anna Christian, Mooreville
Sydney Clayton, Nettleton
Katie Cole, Tupelo
Katie Beth Dahlem, Hamilton
Raleigh Downs, Booneville
Whitney Fears, Smithville
Courtney Fretwell, Hatley
Haley Gravet, Houston
Hannah Hastings, Booneville
Emilee Henderson, Tishomingo County
Emily Henson, South Pontotoc
Harmony Hood, Nettleton
Rhagen Hopper, Myrtle
Hannah Howell, Hamilton
Brooke Jones, Wheeler
Jenna Jordan, Myrtle
Amy McCullough, East Union
Hayley Parker, Nettleton
Jessica Patterson, Nettleton
Portia Patterson, Corinth
Courtney Quillen, North Pontotoc
Olivia Robinson, Walnut
April Rollins, West Union
Lauren Sloan, Hatley
Consulea Starks, Baldwyn
Shelby Whitt, Houston
Chauncia Willis, Hamilton

NEMS Daily Journal