Liberty-Eylau vs Longview

Kennedy Cameron pitches for Longview, on Friday February 15, 2019, during their game with Liberty-Eylau at Lady Lobo Field. (Michael Cavazos/News-Journal Photo)

Longview teammates Kennedy Cameron and Jordan McClain claimed two of the league’s top honors with the release of the District 11-6A All-District Softball Team for 2019.

Cameron, who won 16 games inside the circle, was named the districts top pitcher, while McClain, a slick-fielding shortstop and a .543 hitter, earned Defensive Most Valuable Player accolades.

The Lady Lobos also had two first team, two second team and two honorable mention selections on the squad that was picked by the district’s coaches.

Cameron finished the year with a 16-9 record, a 2.86 earned run average, 233 strikeouts and 61 walks in 136.2 innings pitched, recording double digit strikeouts 10 times with a season-high of 18. She also hit .366 with three home runs, three doubles, two triples, 26 RBI and 25 runs scored.

McClain hit .543 with three home runs, four doubles, four triples, 21 RBI and 43 runs scored. She was successful on 36 of 38 stolen base attempts, and struck out just five times in 104 at bats.

Tristin Court of Rockwall-Heath was the league’s overall MVP. Other superlatives went to Rockwall’s Reagan Swindall (Offensive MVP), Rockwall’s Samantha Bean (Catcher of the Year), Horn’s Kailee Isaac-Bautista (Newcomer of the Year) and Rockwall’s Shadie Acosta (Coach of the Year).

FIRST TEAM

Pitcher: Lexi Coward, Rockwall; Alyssa Spoerl, Horn; Catcher: Kerris Cameron, Longview; Third base: Haleigh Mitchell, North Mesquite; Shortstop: Abigail Renteria, Heath; Caitlin Giles, Mesquite; Third base: Zekyia Robinson, Longview; Shortstop: Megan Hampton, Rockwall; Second base: Liz Monks, Rockwall; Outfield: Lexie Foreman, North Mesquite; Tabitha Borden, Horn; Sophia Bailey, Heath; Emi oung, Heath; Carter Smith, Rockwall; Utility: Madi Hayes, Mesquite.

SECOND TEAM

Pitcher: Shelby Curtis, Heath; Catcher: Caressa Smith, North Mesquite; Shortstop: Leah Daver, Horn; Second base/outfield: Avery Cotton, Longview; First base: Kiana Beasley, Mesquite; Third base: Ashley Monks, Rockwall; Pitcher/first base: Paige Harris, Rockwall; Pitcher/second base: Azlyn Hornsby, North Mesquite; Outfield: Alexius Allen, Longview; Desteny Ponciano, North Mesquite; Diamond Oliver, Mesquite; Macie Malcom, Horn; Utility: Taylor Thompson, Horn; Ashley Minor, Rockwall.

HONORABLE MENTIONLongview: Makayla Washington; Alexis Hunter.

ACADEMIC ALL-DISTRICT

Longview: Jordan McClain, Kennedy Cameron, Tia Taylor, Kerris Cameron, Mia Taylor, Justice Harris