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.
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.
NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR
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.
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.
COACH OF THE YEAR
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.
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.
BY THE NUMBERS: Barber pitched in all 22 games for Gilmer, striking out 161 in 125 innings with a 2.80 ERA.
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.
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.
BY THE NUMBERS: Wills went 17-6 with a 1.57 ERA and 142 Ks in 129.2 innings of work.
BY THE NUMBERS: Cameron batted .440 with 6 home runs, 11 doubles, 5 triples, 36 RBI and 32 runs scored.
BY THE NUMBERS: Pierce batted .479 with 11 home runs, 13 doubles, 3 triples, 55 RBI and 35 runs scored.
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.
TEAM: New Diana
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.
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.
BY THE NUMBERS: Cavanaugh hit .456 with 3 doubles, 1 triple, 6 RBI, 11 runs scored and 6 stolen bases.
BY THE NUMBERS: Clark batted .418 with 7 doubles, 4 triples, 12 RBI and 19 runs scored.
TEAM: Hughes Springs
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.
TEAM: West Rusk
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.
TEAM: Mount Pleasant
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.
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.
BY THE NUMBERS: Cano was 16-4 in the circle with a 2.46 ERA, 148 strikeouts, 61 walks in 136.2 innings.
TEAM: New Diana
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.
HAILEE JO LEWIS
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.
BY THE NUMBERS: Clemens batted .386 with a home run, 8 doubles, 18 RBI and 4 runs scored.
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.
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.
BY THE NUMBERS: Courtney hit .311 with 8 doubles, 3 triples, 4 homers, 33 RBI and 33 runs scored.
TEAM: Hughes Springs
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.
TEAM: New Diana
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.
TEAM: Spring Hill
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.
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