Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Texas


June 30, 2014

Nine GC players honored on TSWA All-State softball teams

Corsicana — The softball teams in the Golden Circle gave us a remarkable season, and many of those players were rewarded when the Texas Sports Writers Association All-State softball teams were announced.

Nine Golden Circle players, including four from Hubbard's state tournament team, were honored.

Golden Circle Krista Armstrong Co-Players of the Year Kate Saucke and Olivia Curtis, who helped lead Hubbard to the best season in the school's history, were both named to the Class 1A first team.

Saucke hit .580 and drove in 44 runs and didn't not make an error all year at third base, where she made countless highlight plays. Curtis went 24-4-1 with a 1.33 ERA and hit .442.

Hubbard catcher Amy Anz, who was the GC Co-Defensive Player of the Year, hit .490 and drove in 35 runs, and Hubbard outfielder Nakalia Banks, a two-time All-Golden Circle outfielder who hit .539 with four homers and 27 RBIs, were named to the TSWA Class 1A first-team as Hubbard landed four players on the first-team.

Saucke, Anz, Curtis and Hubbard's Jasmine Parks were named to the TSWA All-Academic All-State team.

Frost sophomore's Jae Moore and Hillaree Schwartz were named to the honorable mention list on the Class 1A team. Moore, who went 16-2 with an 0.30 ERA with 135 strikeouts in 94 innings while batting .508, was the GC Heather Holland Pitcher of the Year. Schwartz, a catcher who hit .534 with an .879 slugging percentage while driving in 31 runs, was the GC Co-Defensive Player of the Year.

Corsicana senior third baseman Sidney Kirk who was the GC Offensive Player of the Year, was named to the Class 4A honorable mention list. Kirk hit .573, belted eight homers, drove in 31 runs and scored 36 runs. She hit 15 doubles and three triples as 26 of her hits went for extra bases.

Kirk was named to the Class 4A All-Academic All-State team along with teammate McKala Goodwin

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