Franklinton Lady Demons place 4 players on 1st team

Published 2:25 pm Friday, June 23, 2017

Four Franklinton Lady Demons were named first-team all-district players in the 8-4A league.
Catcher Alaina Fussell, along with infielders Ashlyn Ard and Madison LaSalle and outfielder Morgan Stafford, made the top team.
This season, Fussell had a .324 on-base percentage to go with a home run, 10 RBIs and four doubles.
Ard hit .422 this season with a .525 on-base percentage. Ard had 10 doubles and a triple to go with 20 RBIs and 25 runs scored.
LaSalle posted a .299 average with a .407 on-base percentage. LaSalle drove in 14 runs and scored 27 runs. She recorded two doubles and a triple.
Stafford logged a .339 batting average and a .480 on-base percentage. Stafford put up 21 RBIs and tallied one run. She doubled five times and tripled once.
Four more Lady Demons made the second team, including pitcher Anna Miley, infielder Bethany Sandifer, outfielder Bailey Spears and utility player Shamya Hart.
Miley pitched 94 innings this season and finished with eight wins for the Lady Demons.
At the plate, Miley hit .259 with a .371 on-base percentage. She drove in 12 runs and doubled three times.
Sandifer drove in eight runs and scored 18 runs. She posted a .468 on-base percentage and she doubled twice.
Spears hit .333 and reached base at a .442 clip. Spears had 17 RBIs and 20 runs scored. She doubled three times.
Hart posted a .300 average with a .563 on-base percentage. She drove in four runs and scored 11 runs and she had a double.
This season, Franklinton reached the state playoffs as the 25th-seeded team. The Lady Demons suffered an 11-1 loss to eight-seeded Beau Chene. Beau Chene was defeated by ninth-seeded Lakeshore in the regional round, 13-5.
Lakeshore catcher Sam Conley is the district MVP.
This season, the Lady Titans made the quarterfinals, but lost to top-seeded and eventual state champion in top-seeded North DeSoto, 7-2.
The first-team pitchers are St. Scholastica Academy’s Jeanna Ollie and Lakeshore’s Tracy Mayshaw.
The rest of the infielders are Lakeshore’s Emma Autin, Loranger’s Drue Disher, Pearl River’s Cambre Calabresi and St. Scholastica Academy’s Riley DeLaval.
The remaining outfielders are Lakeshore’s Paige Hulin, Loranger’s Kaley Uter and St. Scholastica Academy’s Savanah Frieman.
The utility players are St. Scholastica Academy’s Cecilia Hunter and Pearl River’s Brianna Alligood.
St. Scholastica Academy reached the Division II playoffs, as the No. 12-seeded team, but lost in the first round to fifth-seeded Academy of Our Lady, 4-0. Academy of Our Lady made the semifinals before coming up short to top-seeded and eventual state champion Parkview Baptist, 9-1.
Pearl River reached the postseason, as the No. 30 seed, but lost to third-seeded Morgan City, 9-0. Morgan City made the quarterfinals, but lost to 11th-seeded West Ouachita, 11-4. West Ouachita was the state runner-up after a 10-0 loss to North DeSoto in the state title game.
Loranger made the postseason as the 27th-seeded team, but suffered an 11-4 loss to sixth-seeded Neville. Neville reached the regionals before falling to No. 11 West Ouachita, 11-4, in the quarters.
Moving to the second team, the catcher is St. Scholastica Academy’s Jordan Bass.
The rest of the infield includes Lakeshore’s Skylar Rogowski, Pearl River’s Katie Pullins and St. Scholastica Academy’s Arden Perry
Also in the outfield are Lakeshore’s Maddison Miller, Loranger’s Kassidy Bailey and Salmen’s Jamia Moore.
The rest of the utility players are Lakeshore’s Katie Gunther, Pearl River’s Kaitlyn Harris, St. Scholastica Academy’s Anna Champ and Loranger teammates Macy Harrison and Sierra Cusick.