Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Texas


May 31, 2013

GC Softball: Kirk, Smithart lead Lady Tigers on 16-4A all-district team

Corsicana — The Tigers team battled in district to earn a playoff spot, and a result they were well-represented on the all-district team. Junior Sidney Kirk shared offensive player of the year honors, and Raylee Smithart was named pitcher of the year.

The Tigers had three other first team picks in senior outfielders Katy Polk and Kelsie Triplett, and sophomore catcher Leeah Seth. Second baseman Jourdan Bruce and first baseman Maddie Andrews were second-team picks, while Carly Cates and Ashley Spence were honorable mention choices.

Corsicana went 19-15 and lost in the Region II-4A bi-district round to Mansfield Legacy.

Kirk slammed seven home runs during the season, and hit .606. The third baseman and pitcher drove in 46 runs and had 27 extra basehits.

Smithart was 2-4 on the mound with 12 strikeouts. She also played third base and batted .478 with two home runs and 32 RBIs.

Polk hit .423 and had 18 stolen bases. She had a .961 fielding percentage. Triplett hit .373 with 21 RBIs and 32 runs with 19 stolen bases. Seth hit .341, had eight extra basehits and drove in 20 runs for the Tigers.

District 16-4A All-District Softball Team

— Kylie Murdock, So., P, Nacogdoches and Kelsie Fairbanks, Sr., P, Whitehouse

Offensive MVP — Alex Mayfield, Sr, OF, Nacogdoches and Sidney Kirk, Jr., P/3B, Corsicana

Defensive MVP — Kat Wright, Sr., C, Lindale

Pitcher of the Year — Raylee Smithart, Sr., P, Corsicana

Newcomer of the Year — Katie Rodrigues, Fr., P, Lindale



Leeah Seth, So., Corsicana


Autumn Crymes, Jr., Whitehouse

Morgan Downs, Jr., Whitehouse

Ronnie Fountain, So., Whitehouse

Heather Gilbert, Jr., Lindale

Ki’Audra Hayter, So., Nacogdoches

DeDe Johnson, Sr., Nacogdoches

Antranette Lee, Sr., John Tyler

Jena Richardson, So., Nacogdoches


Meagan Harris, So. Whitehouse

Katy Polk, Sr., Corsicana

Kelsie Triplett, Sr., Corsicana


Kat Baldwin, So., Lindale



Mackenzie Crow, Sr., Jacksonville


Maddie Andrews, Sr., Corsicana

Jourdan Bruce, So., Corsicana

Ashley Crane, Sr., Whitehouse

Bailey Dudley, Fr., Lindale


Kaylee Hedricks, Jr., Whitehouse

Day’zjah Pennywell, So., Nacogdoches

Brittianni Phillips, Jr., Nacogdoches

Macy Simmons, Sr., Lindale

Ariel Taylor, So., John Tyler


Damonica Franklin, Jacksonville

Sheena Canaday, Jacksonville

Honorable Mention (Corsicana only)

Carly Cates, Fr., DP/1B

Ashley Spence, So., SS, Corsicana


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