Lady Bucs represented on all-star team
Published 2:25 pm Tuesday, October 8, 2019
Bowling Green School has one player, an alternate and its coach in the Class 3A-5A softball All-Star game that is being played on Wednesday, Oct. 9.
Madelyn Burch is on the team while Morgan Carpenter is an alternate and Bowling Green School coach David Hood Burris is an assistant coach for the team.
Burch and Carpenter are both seniors.
This season, Burch was tough in the circle.
She had a 1.74 ERA with 265 strikeouts over 165 innings pitched. Opponents hit just .197 against her.
At the plate, Burch batted .310 with a .370 on-base percentage. Burch doubled three times, tripled twice and drove in 25 runs.
“Obviously Madelyn made the all-star game,” Burris said. “She was the first one voted on out of our district. She’s the district MVP, unanimous. It wasn’t even a question in the room with the other five district coaches. It’s just the respect she’s earned over the years with them and she’s well deserving.”
Burris said he feels Burch is on a team with probably two more of the best pitchers in the state that are seniors.
“It’s going to be a pretty solid team.”
Carpenter was a .299 hitter and reached base at a .365 clip. Carpenter doubled three times, drove in 18 runs, scored 17 runs and stole three bases.
“She came to us two years ago from Mt. Hermon. I didn’t know anything about her and we started practicing when I took over and from day one, she was just hitting. Couldn’t get groundballs by her and I had no idea who she was. She batted three hole for us last year,” Burris said. “She struggled a little bit this year, but I think it was more teams pitching around her and more people knew who she was from last year than it was her struggling this year. She didn’t have quite the season she had, but she’s good enough to be an alternate on the all-star team.”
The contest is a Blue versus White game that takes place at Jackson Preparatory School with first pitch set for 4 p.m.