Coach of the Year: Tiffany Frazier Bruton
The affable Bruton has built the Lady Cavaliers into a Class 2A powerhouse that will be strong for years to come. Featuring just one senior, the District 1-2A champs went 25-6 overall and advanced to the state semifinals where they lost 4-1 to Menard.
Player of the Year: Katie Smith, Airline, Senior
A rifle arm capable of throwing out runners from deep in the hole was key in this Louisiana Tech-signee’s selection for the top player honor. The Lady Viking shortstop hit .438 with 3 homers, 24 RBIs and slapped 13 doubles.
Pitcher of the Year: Carolina Sanchez, Evangel, Senior
The Louisiana Tech-signee has been the area’s most feared pitcher over the past two seasons. She was 17-9 on the season and took the team to a Class 3A state quarterfinal berth. She posted a 1.68 ERA with 176 strikeouts in 175 innings while leading Evangel in batting with a .382 average with six homeruns.
Sarah Chamberlain, Calvary, Fr., 20-5 record; 1.167 ERA; 221 Ks in 156 IPs
Sarah Long, Byrd, Sr., 12-8 record, 1.671 ERA, 97 Ks in 125.2 IPs
Gabby Kespelher, Benton, Jr., .420 avg., 3 HRs
Jenna Blythe, Northwood, Sr., .420 avg., 9 HRs, 30 RBIs
Anna Dies, Haughton, Jr., .480 avg., 12 HRs, 40 runs, 25 RBIs
Kassie Harris, North Caddo, Sr., .590 avg., 2 HRs, 22 RBIs
Kayla Calhoun, Evangel, Jr., .367 avg. .957 fielding %; 30 RBIs
Miriam Trafford, Caddo Magnet, Jr., .555 avg., 3 triples
Mary Kate Bozeman, Parkway, Jr., .434 Avg.
Shelby Spruiell, Byrd, Sr.; .387 avg.; 32 runs; 16 RBIs
Brittany Craig, Benton, Sr., .431 avg.; 8 doubles; 5 triples
Miranda Young, Airline, Sr., .404 avg., 8 HRs, 26 RBI’s
Anna Dunn, Capt. Shreve, Sr., .387 avg., 32 runs, 14 doubles
Tara Schuler, Byrd, Sr. .327 avg.; 15 RBIs, 28 runs
Marissa Reed, Calvary, 8th grade., .459 avg., 43 RBIs, 7 HRs