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By Jimmie Earls
Sun Sports Writer
The Washington County Commanderettes softball team recently held their annual awards banquet. Awards were handed out for the 2009 season.
Pooh Railey was named the team’s MVP. She led the squad in batting average (.441), slugging (.673), RBI (27) and tied with Olivia Thompson for doubles (9).
Amber Taylor was chosen by her teammates to receive the Commanderette Award. Taylor also received the senior academic award.
Academic awards also went to juniors Cassie Goatley and Samantha Seger, both of whom had 4.0 GPAs.
Thompson received the sophomore academic award, while Shelby Spalding received the freshman academic award.
Thompson and Seger were both named Most Improved. Taylor and Hannah Simms both received the Hustle Award.
Thompson and Kelly Hill got Golden Glove awards for their defense in the infield, while Linda Libby was recognized for her glove work in the outfield.
Natalie Maupin led the Commanderettes with three home runs, and she also tied with Hill for triples, each hitting four three-baggers.
Hill, who received the Coaches Award, led the team in singles (32), stolen bases (13) and on-base percentage (.545).
Jaclyn Kelty led the Commanderettes with 32 runs scored. Hill and Meagan Spalding were named to the Class A All-Tournament Team, while Railey made the Boyle County All-Tournament Team.
Awards were also presented to outstanding JV players. Zana Yocum took home the Rookie of the Year award.
Spalding received the Hustle Award, Daphne White was selected as Most Improved.
Receiving Golden Glove awards for the defense were Thompson and Jenna Taylor in the infield and Goatley in the outfield.
Libby led the JV squad in batting average and stolen bases. Yocum led the Commanderettes in RBI.
Simms had the highest on-base percentage, while Goatley scored the most runs.