Franklinton has 4 top-team all-district softball players
Published 11:57 am Friday, August 5, 2022
Four Franklinton softball players made the top team for District 8-4A.
Kkay Schexnider, Ashley Smith, Isabella Causey and Sylar Branch are first-team all-district players.
This year, Schexnider hit .478, reached base at a .520 clip and slugged .689. Schexnider drove in 25 runs, scored 37 runs, doubled 11 times and tripled four times.
Smith batted .329 with a .393 on base percentage and a .408 slugging percentage. Smith recorded 18 RBIs and 19 runs scored to go with six doubles.
Causey posted a .444 batting average with a .545 on base and a .681 slugging percentage. Causey hit two home runs, drove in 22 runs, scored 25 runs with nine doubles and a triple.
Branch put up a .519 batting average, .593 on base percentage and a .961 slugging. Branch hit three homers, drove in 26 and scored 30 runs. She doubled 17 times and tripled four times.
Three more Lady Demons are second-team all-district players.
Caylin Turnage, Audrey Carter and Shyanne Burris are second-team players.
Turnage had a .343 batting average with a .389 on base percentage and a .418 slugging. Turnage drove in eight runs and scored 19 runs. She doubled three times and tripled once.
Carter tallied a .266 batting average, a .365 on base percentage and a .281 slugging percentage. Carter drove in 12 runs, scored 12 runs and had a double.
Burris recorded a .329 average with a .420 on base percentage and a .400 slugging. Burris had 25 RBIs, 15 runs scored and she doubled five times.
This season, Franklinton reached the bi-district round of the playoffs, but was defeated by quarterfinalist Cecilia, 11-3.
Lakeshore’s Cara Rankin and Pearl River’s Emerson Blanchard are the league’s co-MVPs with Pearl River’s Courtney Labourdette and Lakeshore’s Scott Dennis getting co-Coach of the Year.
Rankin and Blanchard are first-team players.
This season, Lakeshore made it to the regional round, but was defeated by semifinalist Eunice, 15-5.
Pearl River got to the regionals, but was defeated by Cevilia, 10-9.
The rest of the first-team players are St. Scholastica Academy teammates Caroline LeBoeuf and Karsen Boyet, Salmen’s Raleigh O’Connor and Lakeshore teammates Landry Taylor, Lindsay Taylor, Jade Parker and Abby Colwart.
The rest of the second-team players are St. Scholastica Academy teammates Aubrianne Kavanaugh and Addison Pontiff, Pearl River teammates Carleigh Evans and Kayleese Halbrook, Salmen teammates Brooke Applegate and Michelle Williams and Lakeshore teammates Alana Dumas and Lauren Veillette.