June 17, 2009 Edition

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Miranda Doyle

Lauren Pickle

Samantha Blevins

Kellie Beasley

Natalie Johnson

Breanna Doyle

Hillcrest softball players
earn post-season honors

Six Hillcrest High School softball players have received post-season honors, according to head coach Shawn Rose.

Miranda Doyle and Lauren Pickle were selected for All-State honors.

Doyle, a junior, batted .477 and finished the season with 23 hits, 26 runs scored and 21 stolen bases in 22 attempts.

Rose said Doyle recorded two of her hits right-handed and the remaining 21 left-handed. He said she never hit a ball out of the infield.

"She uses her God-given abilities," he said. "She is fast. She hits the ball on the ground and beats it out."

Pickle, a senior, has been a versatile player for the Lady Screamin' Eagles. She played right field as a freshman, first base as a sophomore, left field and center field as a junior and moved to catcher for her senior year.

"She moved where we needed her," Rose said. "She'd never caught before, and she did a heck of a job. She threw out seven base stealers and picked off five more."

The coach said Pickle probably attempted to pick off runners eight times a game and only had seven errors on the season.

Offensively, she hit .422, the second-best average on the team. She had 20 hits and led the team with 18 RBIs. She recorded six doubles and only struck out seven times in 60 plate appearances.

Samantha Blevins, a sophomore for the Lady Screamin' Eagles, was named to the All-State Tournament Team.

Rose said Blevins pitched what was probably the three best innings of the year during the tournament.

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