7 to play as MTSCA all-stars today

7 to play as MTSCA all-stars today

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7 to play as MTSCA all-stars today

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Seven Rutherford County softball players have been chosen to participate in today’s Middle Tennessee Softball Coaches Association’s all-star game.

The group is led by a quartet from Riverdale.

Riverdale pitcher Rachel Albritton and outfielders Taylor Lee, Courtney Clark and Katie Brown all were chosen. Albritton is not expected to be able to play because of a knee injury.

Smyrna outfielder Lauryn Stanley, La Vergne third baseman Missy Brimm and Blackman catcher Emily Morris also were chosen.

The seven athletes are part of the three teams that will participate in a round robin format starting at 3 p.m. today.

Albritton, Brimm and Lee are all part of Team A, which plays Team B at 3 p.m. Team B includes Clark on the roster. Brown, Morris and Stanley all are part of Team C.

Team B plays Team C at 5 p.m. followed by a 7:15 p.m. game between Team A and Team C. Afterward, a Tennessee All-Star team will be selected from the three participating teams for the annual Tennessee-Kentucky All-Star game played June 28 at Western Kentucky University.

Albritton, a UT-Chattanooga signee, finished 34-10 with 340 strikeouts for the Lady Warriors in her third and final year as the team ace. Clark led Riverdale with a .426 batting average. Lee, an MTSU walk-on, hit .392. Brown, an MTSU signee, hit .374.

Brimm hit .323 for the Lady Wolverines.

MTSCA also recently named its All-Middle Tennessee team. Albritton, Brown, Clark, Lee, Caylee Porter and Kristen Uselton were all named to the first team from Riverdale. Oakland’s Haley Carter also was named to the first team. Riverdale’s Brenna Wolfram and Oakland’s Chelsey Kirby were both named to the second team.

Riverdale’s Albritton, Brown, Wolfram and Mary Beth Canterbury and Blackman’s Stefanie Edgell and Jonna Tharp were named to the MTSCA All Academic team.

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