From Staff Reports
Corsicana Daily Sun
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
MVP — 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