All-DeKalb County Softball Team honors 27 local athletes

Crimson Wells was named the 2019 DeKalb County MVP after launching 23 home runs in her senior campaign and helped lead the Lady Bears to a fourth consecutive state tournament appearance.

The 2019 All-DeKalb County Softball Team was recently released and featured 27 of the area’s top players representing seven local varsity programs.

The county tournament champion Plainview Lady Bears led all teams with six selections, including three players who earned top honors.

Sylvania followed with five selections, Geraldine and Collinsville earned four each, Fyffe and Ider each had three selections and Crossville earned two.

The Lady Bears’ group of six selections is led by 2019 DeKalb County MVP Crimson Wells, who was nearly unstoppable at the plate this past season.

The senior second baseman batted .437 and reached base in half of her plate appearances over the course of Plainview’s 54-game schedule.

Wells had more than half of her 69 hits go for extra bases as she knocked 13 doubles, 23 home runs and drove in 85 RBIs. She scored 53 runs, walked 19 times and struck out just 22 times in 158 at-bats. Wells averaged just 6.87 at-bats between home runs throughout the season. Her final six long balls of the season came in the 3A north regional and state tournaments.

Junior Lady Bear Kenzi Traylor earned 2019 DeKalb County Offensive Player of the Year honors after batting for a .440 average this past season.

Traylor clocked 77 base hits in 175 at-bats. She hit 26 doubles, two triples, eight home runs, drove in 67 RBIs and scored 53 runs in 54 games for Plainview. She drew 16 walks and struck out just eight times all year while recording a .749 slugging percentage and a .482 on-base percentage.

This year’s all-county team features a pair of co-defensive MVPs as Plainview pitcher Lily Boswell and Sylvania pitcher Lauren Womack shared the honor.

Boswell earned a record of 24 wins and six losses and had one save in 187 1/3 innings pitched as an eighth grader. She struck out 246 batters in 32 games, an average of 7.68 Ks per appearance.

Boswell walked 21 batters all season and gave up 51 earned runs. She posted a 1.90 ERA and had a WHIP of .838.

Womack earned a record of 19-9 in 31 starts in the pitcher’s circle. She struck out 240 batters, walked 39 and gave up 69 earned runs in 187 1/3 innings of work. She pitched seven innings or more on 14 occasions this season, including an 11-inning, seven strikeout performance in Sylvania’s season finale against Plainview in their area tournament. Womack finished the season with a 2.57 ERA and a WHIP of 1.06.

Plainview’s other three all-county selections were Tobi Trotter, Mia Tidmore and Krimson Kidd.

Trotter shined at shortstop for the county champs and hit .435 at the plate. She had 60 singles, seven doubles, five triples, one home run and 34 RBIs in 54 games. Once she got on base, Trotter was constant threat to snag a base or two as she went 45-for-49 on stolen-base attempts, a .918 steal percentage. Those stolen bases along with strong hitting behind her in Plainview’s lineup allowed Trotter to score 71 times this season.

Tidmore slapped 61 base hits, seven doubles, one triple and recorded a .367 batting average. She had 28 RBIs, scored 26 runs and stole nine bases in 11 attempts.

Kidd batted .383 with 38 singles, 12 doubles, three triples and six home runs. She drove in 54 RBIs and scored 33 runs.

Sylvania’s four other all-county selections were Bethany Davis, Riley Wisner, Alysia Ferguson and Brinn Farmer. Davis batted .400 with 54 hits, 18 doubles, five home runs and 30 RBIs.

Collinsville’s four all-county honorees were Brittany Rivera, Caroline Brannon, Lily Wills and Courtney Baine.

Rivera batted .410 with 59 hits, 10 doubles, five triples, nine homers and 43 RBIs. She scored 52 runs in 49 games, posted a .494 on-base percentage and went 16-for-17 on stolen base attempts.

Brannon batted .439 with 17 doubles, six homers and 38 RBIs. She scored 54 runs, drew 27 walks and had .558 on-base percentage.

Wills started 18 games from the pitcher’s circle for the Lady Panthers, where she struck out 86 and posted a 2.95 ERA along with a 1.33 WHIP. She also batted .325 at the plate with four homers, 27 RBIs and 20 runs scored.

Baine posted a team-best .474 batting average after smacking 73 hits in 52 games. She hit 47 singles, 19 doubled, three triples and four homers. Baine drove in 60 RBIs, scored 44 runs and went down on strikes just 13 times in 173 plate appearances.

Geraldine’s four all-county selections were Lydia West, J.J. Dismuke, Gracey Johnson and Tinsley Satterfield. Ider had Halle Brown, Brianna Smith and Savannah Seals make the team. Fyffe had Alyssa Morris Anabelle Taylor and Madison Myers named to the all-county squad and Crossville earned two selections in Breanna Fortenberry and Morgan Crisson.

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