Bridgeport and South Harrison dominated Harrison County this year in softball. The all-county team, released Saturday, reflects that.
The two teams split in the regular season, but Bridgeport defeated South Harrison in sectional play and reached the regional title game and finished with a 24-7 record.
Five Indians and four Hawks were nominated to the county's first team. Bridgeport coach Lois Pratt was named the Coach of the Year.
Representing the Indians on the first team are pitcher April Potts (14-4, 1.08 ERA, .326 average), infielders Erica Rome (.500. 23 runs, 21 RBI and 21 steals) and Adrienne Belcastro, outfielder Angie Handschumacher and catcher Andrea Rome (.394, 15 runs, 20 RBI, threw out 32 runners).
For South Harrison, it's pitcher Sarah Bowers (11-7, 1.82 ERA, .333 average), infielders Bobbi Jo Devericks (.605) and Sarah Byrd (.311) and catcher Karson Richards (.315, threw out 10 runners).
The other first team pitcher is Liberty's Amy Curry (60 strikeouts in 97 innings, .354 average, 18 RBI). The Mountaineers also placed infielder Becca Conch (.321, .415 on-base percentage. 22 RBI, five triples) and outfielder Valerie Bramel (.500, 18 RBI, eight doubles).
Rounding out the outfield are Lincoln's Tessa Fetty (.510, .650 on-base percentage, 20 steals) and Robert C. Byrd's Amanda Mazzie (.486). RCB's Kendie Davis (.470) was named a utility player.
The All-county second team consists of Bridgeport's Libby Reep, Lincoln's Melissa Starkey (48 strikeouts) and RCB's Shari Webb (7-4) on the mound.
Around the infield, it's Liberty's Tiffany Southern (.306), South Harrison's Taryn Monarez, who was noted for her speed and defense, and RCB's Lynsey Martin (.301) and Missy Arnett (.560)
Liberty's Amber Siders (.431 on-base percentage), Bridgeport's Kestrell Lowe and Megan Miller, South Harrison's Keeley Monarez, noted for her speed, and RCB's Meghan Hinebaugh (.438) make up the outfield.
The second team catcher is RCB's Lori Mitchell (.438), and the utility players are South Harrison's Desiree Evans (.352) and Bridgeport's Lindsay Gum.
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