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Hallsville's Jaydin Ainsworth, White Oak's Lillian Scalia and Harmony's Sheri Seahorn were the 2019 All-ET Softball Team superlative selections.

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All East Texas Softball MVP Jaydin Ainsworth of Hallsville Friday, June 28, 2019. (Les Hassell/News-Journal Photo)

MVP

Jaydin Ainsworth
Hallsville

By the numbers: Ainsworth was 11-0 in the circle with a 2.41 ERA, 72 strikeouts, 22 walks in 72.1 innings pitched. She hit .523 with 3 home runs, 4 doubles, 10 triples and 25 RBI. In addition, Ainsworth scored 48 runs, was 22 of 23 in stolen bases and struckout just six times in 131 plate appearances. The junior, who helped lead the Ladycats to a 33-5 record, is committed to play at East Texas Baptist in 2021.

Q&A

When do you first start playing softball and what was the name of your team: At the earliest age would allow, and I believe it was the Little Yankees.

Describe your routine on game day: I go to the field house, get dressed, eat with my team, and we normally listed to “Hype” songs to get us ready for our game.

Favorite food: Chicken

Favorite athlete: Sis Bates

How many texts do you send in a day: Well over 100

Celebrity crush: Scott Eastwood

If you could have dinner with one person, living or dead, who would it be and why: My great grandmother, Rosa Hardwick. I chose her for dinner because she’s my best friend, my lunch maker, biggest supporter and my favorite young, beautiful woman!

If Hollywood made the Jaydin Ainsworth movie, who would play you in the movie: A centerfielder as good as Sis Bates is at shortstop.

Did you know: I never thought I would receive this award without the support of my family, or Coach Whatley being so hard on me and teaching me to be coachable.


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All East Texas Softball Newcomer Lillian Scalia of White Oak Tuesday, July 2, 2019. (Les Hassell/News-Journal Photo)

NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR

Lillian Scalia
White Oak

By the numbers: Scalia was 17-1 in the circle with a 1.31 ERA, 154 strikeouts, 59 walks in 106.2 innings pitched. She hit .382 with 10 doubles, 2 triples and 26 RBI. The freshman added 20 runs scored and seven stolen bases as the Ladynecks finished 30-5.

Q&A

When do you first start playing softball and what was the name of your team: I was 4 years old and my team was called Dragonflies.

Describe your routine on game day: I pray, be positive, and listen to music. If it’s a morning game I have to have bacon.

Favorite food: Fettuccine Alfredo

Favorite athlete: Cat Osterman

How many texts do you send in a day: About 200

Celebrity crush: John Krasinski

If you could have dinner with one person, living or dead, who would it be and why: My great grandmother, who I called Mema, because we were very close and I know she’d love to hear about my accomplishments.

If Hollywood made the Lillian Scalia movie, who would play you in the movie: Maddie Ziegler.

Did you know: I always have to wear two French braids in my hair for a game. It’s like a good luck thing for me.


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Sheri Seahorn of Harmony has been named the All-East Texas Softball Coach of the Year.

COACH OF THE YEAR

Sheri Seahorn
Harmony

By the numbers: Seahorn guided the Harmony Lady Eagles to the Class 3A regional semifinals before bowing out to Bells 2 games to 1. Harmony finished the season with a record of 26-9, including regular season wins over playoff-seasoned squads from Carthage and Hughes Springs. Seahorn has led Harmony to a 64-27 record the last three years.

Q&A

If you weren’t coaching softball, what would you be doing: I would be on a ranch somewhere raising horses and cattle. Then, I’d be hunting big whitetail of course during deer season.

Describe your routine on game day: I try to keep it as normal as possible. Teach class, make sure the girls have eaten, get all the equipment loaded, or the field ready and then just go play.

Favorite food: I like everything, but I am a sucker for gas station food. I love crispitos, taco rolls and burritos.

Favorite athlete: Larry Bird

How many texts do you send in a day: During the season I send about 300, but now in the summer it’s about 100.

Last book you read: The Bible.

If you could have dinner with one person, living or dead, who would it be and why: My dad. He was also an educator/coach and would just like to see how he thought I was making a difference and if I could do anything different.

If Hollywood made the Sheri Seahorn movie, who would play you in the movie: Reba McEntire

Did you know: I also coach the girls varsity basketball team.


FIRST TEAM

PITCHERS

MADELINE BARBER

TEAM: Gilmer

GRADE: Senior

BY THE NUMBERS: Barber pitched in all 22 games for Gilmer, striking out 161 in 125 innings with a 2.80 ERA.

KENNEDY CAMERON

TEAM: Longview

GRADE: Junior

BY THE NUMBERS: Cameron went 16-9 with a 2,86 ERA. She struck out 233 and walked 61 in 136.2 innings of work. She had double-digit strikeouts 10 times with highs of 18 and 17.

ALLY LAGRONE

TEAM: Beckville

GRADE: Junior

BY THE NUMBERS: LaGrone posted a 24-9 record with a 1.68 ERA, 252 strikeouts and 59 base on balls in 175.1 innings.

TAYLOR WILLS

TEAM: Carthage

GRADE: Senior

BY THE NUMBERS: Wills went 17-6 with a 1.57 ERA and 142 Ks in 129.2 innings of work.

CATCHER

KERRIS CAMERON

TEAM: Longview

GRADE: Junior

BY THE NUMBERS: Cameron batted .440 with 6 home runs, 11 doubles, 5 triples, 36 RBI and 32 runs scored.

FIRST BASE

SHELLEY PIERCE

TEAM: Beckville

GRADE: Senior

BY THE NUMBERS: Pierce batted .479 with 11 home runs, 13 doubles, 3 triples, 55 RBI and 35 runs scored.

SECOND BASE

ADDISON BLISSETT

TEAM: Carthage

GRADE: Senior

BY THE NUMBERS: Blissett batted .304 with 3 doubles, 1 triple, 8 RBI and 23 runs scored. She was also selected her district’s Defensive MVP.

THIRD BASE

HEATHER ZOOK

TEAM: New Diana

GRADE: Senior

BY THE NUMBERS: Zook hit .470 with 5 round trippers, 17 doubles, 4 triples, 36 RBI and 46 runs scored. She also was a perfect 22-of-22 stealing bases and struckout just twice in 112 at bats.

SHORTSTOP

JORDAN MCCLAIN

TEAM: Longview

GRADE: Junior

BY THE NUMBERS: McClain batted .543 with 3 homers, 4 doubles, 4 triples, 21 RBI and 43 runs scored. She successfully swiped 36 of 38 bases and fanned just five times in 104 plate appearances. McClain was named her district’s Defensive MVP.

OUTFIELD

MAKENZIE CAVANAUGH

TEAM: Kilgore

GRADE: Senior

BY THE NUMBERS: Cavanaugh hit .456 with 3 doubles, 1 triple, 6 RBI, 11 runs scored and 6 stolen bases.

KAYLIE CLARK

TEAM: Henderson

GRADE: Junior

BY THE NUMBERS: Clark batted .418 with 7 doubles, 4 triples, 12 RBI and 19 runs scored.

PEARL PERRY

TEAM: Hughes Springs

GRADE: Senior

BY THE NUMBERS: Perry hit .441 with 12 home runs, 5 doubles, 6 triples, 52 RBI and 45 runs scored. Perry is signed to play with Northeast Texas CC.

UTILITY/DP

MAKANA MORTON

TEAM: West Rusk

GRADE: Senior

BY THE NUMBERS: Morton had a .607 batting average, 7 home runs, 19 doubles, 2 triples, 52 RBI, 52 runs scored and 22 stolen bases. She was 4-2 in the circle with 47 Ks in 34.1 innings, Morton is committed to Southern Arkansas.


SECOND TEAM

PITCHERS

AVERIE AYERS

TEAM: Mount Pleasant

GRADE: Senior

BY THE NUMBERS: Ayers went 16-8 with a 2.05 ERA, 151 strikeouts, 53 walks in 133 innings pitched. She also recorded three saves and was her district's Pitcher of the Year.

MADELINE WELLS

TEAM: Henderson

GRADE: Sophomore

BY THE NUMBERS: Wells has a 2.90 ERA with 218 strikeouts in 159.1 innings. She tossed a perfect game and finished with 11 wins in the circle.

ANALESE CANO

TEAM: Harmony

GRADE: Junior

BY THE NUMBERS: Cano was 16-4 in the circle with a 2.46 ERA, 148 strikeouts, 61 walks in 136.2 innings.

CATCHER

MADI BROWN

TEAM: New Diana

GRADE: Junior

BY THE NUMBERS: Brown hit .486 with 5 home runs, 7 doubles, 7 triples, 31 RBI, 35 runs scored and 18 stolen bases in 19 attempts. She also struck out three times in 91 at bats.

FIRST BASE

HAILEE JO LEWIS

TEAM: Kilgore

GRADE: Senior

BY THE NUMBERS: Lewis was her district's Defensive MVP. She batted .286 with 2 doubles, 17 RBI and 12 runs scored. The KC commit also had a .994 fielding percentage.

SECOND BASE

KAYLEE CLEMENS

TEAM: Harmony

GRADE: Junior

BY THE NUMBERS: Clemens batted .386 with a home run, 8 doubles, 18 RBI and 4 runs scored.

THIRD BASE

ROO HARRISON

TEAM: Carthage

GRADE: Sophomore

BY THE NUMBERS: Harrison hit .424 with 9 doubles, 24 RBI and 23 runs scored. She was voted Class 4A all-state by the TGCA.

SHORTSTOP

LORENA RAMIREZ

TEAM: Hallsville

GRADE: Senior

BY THE NUMBERS: Ramirez hit .505 with 4 round trippers, 13 doubles, 4 triples, 42 RBI and 47 runs scored. She was also 16 of 17 on base thefts.

OUTFIELD

KAYMAN COURTNEY

TEAM: Carthage

GRADE: Senior

BY THE NUMBERS: Courtney hit .311 with 8 doubles, 3 triples, 4 homers, 33 RBI and 33 runs scored.

SHELBIE FICKLING

TEAM: Hughes Springs

GRADE: Senior

BY THE NUMBERS: Fickling hit .404 with 3 homers, 9 doubles, 3 triples, 37 RBI and 38 runs scored. The Trinity Valley signee also swiped 10 bases.

MCKENNA MANES

TEAM: New Diana

GRADE: Senior

BY THE NUMBERS: Manes batted .416 with 9 doubles, 22 RBI and 45 runs scored. She was also a perfect 26 of 26 stealing bases.

UTILITY/DP

SAMANTHA SCHOTT

TEAM: Spring Hill

GRADE: Sophomore

BY THE NUMBERS: Schott hit .481 with 2 home runs, 11 doubles, 1 triple and 8 RBI. She scored 24 runs and stole 15 bases. In the circle, Schott fanned 80 in 67.1 innings. In addition to pitching, she played shortstop and third base, committing only two errors in 75 chances.


 

HONORABLE MENTION

Morgan Benge, White Oak

Lexi Dodson, White Oak

Emma Purcell, White Oak

Bailey Owens, White Oak

Samantha McGrew, White Oak

Daphne Bogenschutz, White Oak

Savannah Wilkinson, White Oak

Marisol Kennedy, Hughes Springs

Zoe Lanier, Hughes Springs

Grace Pippin, Hughes Springs

Karmen Searcy, Hughes Springs

Abbye McKinney, Hughes Springs

Jacee Short, Hughes Springs

Rylie Tenbrook, Hughes Springs

Jenci Seahorn, Harmony

Marlee Seahorn, Harmony

Katelyn Welborn, Harmony

Delaynie Nash, Harmony

Kinzee Settles, Harmony

Hope Howard, Harmony

Bailey Hedges, Kilgore

Kristen Wilson, Kilgore

Bailey Downing, Kilgore

Genna Cavanaugh, Kilgore

Miah Thomas, Kilgore

Savannah Lockler, Mount Pleasant

Pinky Green, Mount Pleasant

Carson Zachry, Mount Pleasant

Jordan Dickerson, Mount Pleasant

Tatyana Wilkerson, Mount Pleasant

Kalli Cuff, Carthage

Karsyn Isbell, Carthage

Madison Reynolds, Carthage

Ashton Jones, Carthage

Ryleigh Larkins, Ore City

Anna Green, Ore City

Emily Hoosier, Ore City

Tori Pena, Ore City

Presley Applegate, Mount Pleasant Chapel Hill

Jade Hill, Mount Pleasant Chapel Hill

Kaci Jackson, Mount Pleasant Chapel Hill

Kinly Posey, Mount Pleasant Chapel Hill

Lindsay Davis, Troup

Tiffany Lacy, Troup

Emily Neel, Troup

Tayler Vance, Troup

Callie Sparks, Sabine

Blaire Kaufman, Sabine

Sarah Davis, Sabine

Calleigh King, Sabine

Julie Waddell, West Rusk

Allyson Floyd, West Rusk

Brook Floyd, West Rusk

Maggi Dickerson, Henderson

Moriah Guerrero, Henderson

Milee Green, Henderson

Tori Henderson, Pittsburg

McKenna Wood, Pittsburg

Trinity Aycock, Pittsburg

Sydney Robinson, Pine Tree

Brooklyn Berry, Pine Tree

Haley Manns, New Diana

Joelle Newton, New Diana

Madisyn Bridges, Beckville

Kinley Pepper, Beckville

Melody Larkins, Gilmer

Kirsten Waller, Gilmer

Jaylin Blakeney, Overton

Haley McMillan, Overton

Adriana Bradley, Tatum

Kayla Evans, Elysian Fields

Madelynn Lacaze, Union Grove

Zekyia Robinson, Longview