Softball Player of the Year Nominees announced for 2019

It’s time to reveal our BLITZ Softball Player of the Year nominees. This year’s crop of 38 includes 21 nominees and 17 Honorable Mentions. Last year’s winner was Banks County’s Jaycie Bowen, who was a senior. That means this year will certainly feature a new winner.

WHAT’S NEXT? We will narrow this pool down to a finalist group of no more than 7. Our official BLITZ Voting Panel will then vote Heisman-style for the winner of the award.

Livi Blackstock (Jefferson JR SS #3)

STATS: .441 AVG, 23 R, .522 OBP

Madison Cronic (Banks JR SS #33)

STATS: .460 AVG, 2 HR, 14 RBI, 4 2B, 1 3B, 7 SB, .522 OBP, .582 SLG, .921 FLD

Tybee Denton (Banks SR P #88)

STATS: .423 AVG, 12 HR, 41 RBI, .500 OBP, .837 SLG; 29-3 (1 Save), 0.47 ERA, 412 K, 195 IP, 724 batters faced, 45 hits, 12 No Hitters, 21 Shutouts

Evee Dornhecker (Lumpkin SR SS #22)

STATS: .369 AVG, 6 HR, 35 RBI, 33 R, 8 2B, 1 3B, .427 OBP

Reagan Dunagan (White SO P/UTIL #7)

STATS: .492 AVG (31 hits), 9 RBI, 24 R, 5 2B, 2 3B, 8 SB, 6 HP, 4 BB, .554 OBP, .966 FLD

Lauren English (Lumpkin JR 3B/P #33)

STATS: .380 AVG, 4 HR, 31 RBI, 29 R, 11 2B, .443 OBP

Alyssa Fair (Rabun SR #16)

STATS: .381 AVG (27 hits), 1 HR, 25 RBI, 12 R, 5 2B, 5 BB, .432 OBP, .508 SLG; 6-3, 2.44 ERA, 54 K, 98.1 IP

Bella Henson (Dawson JR 1B #21)

STATS: .387 AVG, 3 HR, 17 RBI, 20 R, 6 SB, 10 2B, 3 BB, 2 HP, .433 OBP, .694 SLG, .922 FLD

Kennedi Henson (Towns JR P #10)

STATS: .552 AVG, HR, 4 RBI, 16 BB, 2 K

Preslee Hix (Habersham JR OF #21)

STATS: .366 AVG, 2 HR, 17 RBI, 16 R, 4 2B, 1 3B, .439 OBP, .535 SLG

Carson Hobbs (Commerce SO P/1B #00)

STATS: .494 AVG (40 hits), 5 HR, 33 RBI, 26 R, 9 2B, 14 BB, .557 OBP, .790 SLG

Jasmine Lowery (Stephens JR SS/C #3)

STATS: .407 AVG (35 hits), 5 HR, 16 RBI, 29 R, 13 2B, 1 3B, .435 OBP, .756 SLG

Jill Martinet (Banks SR 3B #75)

STATS: .480 AVG, 9 HR, 46 RBI, 11 2B, 9 SB, .522 OBP, .873 SLG

Olivia Martinez (Dawson SO P/SS #18)

STATS: .328 AVG, 2 HR, 16 RBI, 23 R, 6 2B, 1 3B, 9 BB, .423 OBP, .557 SLG, .919 FLD

Laney McGee (Stephens SO C/SS #2)

STATS: .431 AVG (31 hits), 1 HR, 16 RBI, 20 R, 7 2B, 2 3B, .474 OBP, .625 SLG

Rachel Morgan (Commerce JR P/UT #6)

STATS: .389 AVG (37 hits), 6 HR, 43 RBI, 29 R, 7 2B, 1 3B, 5 BB, .410 OBP, .674 SLG

Kyla Quiles (Habersham JR P/1B #10)

STATS: 8-4, 2.66 ERA, 1.30 WHIP, .306 AVG

Natalie Robinson (Lumpkin SR P/1B #30)

STATS: .361 AVG, 7 HR, 34 RBI, 9 2B, .443 OBP

Ravyn Saxon (Jefferson SO P #44)

STATS: 1.83 ERA, 70 K

Sarah Sprinkle (Rabun SR #12)

STATS: .426 AVG (21 hits), 5 RBI, 27 R, 3 2B, 3 3B, 23 BB, 5 HP, 8 SB, .658 OBP, .617 SLG

Mary Wischmeyer (Union SR CF #1)

STATS: .404 AVG (40 hits), 3 HR, 19 RBI, 8 2B, 2 3B, .646 SLG, .943 FLD, 2 AST

HONORABLE MENTIONS

  • Jacy Ayers (Banks FR 1B #10): .419 AVG, 1 HR, 9 2B, 1 3B, .456 OBP, .572 SLG, .979 FLD
  • Abby Beatty (Jefferson JR OF #4): .308 AVG, 20 R, 10 BB
  • Kylee Brooks (Banks FR 2B #7): .457 AVG, 7 2B, 1 3B, .500 OBP, .572 SLG, .978 FLD
  • Caroline Brownlee (Jefferson SR #2): .362 AVG, 19 RBI, .423 OBP
  • Isabelle “Izzy” Green (Rabun SO DP/IF #10): .349 AVG, .481 OBP, .628 SLG
  • Kaylee Hamilton (Dawson SR RF #1): .348 AVG, 4 RBI, 15 R, 10 SB, 2 BB, 2 2B, .366 OBP, .909 FLD
  • Brighton Harder (Lumpkin SR CF #5): missed most of season to injury, but hit .857 in her first 5 games back prior to the state playoffs
  • Ayahna Jenkins (Rabun SO #10): .349 AVG (16 hits), 18 RBI, 6 2B, 4 3B, 5 R, 9 BB, .522 OBP, .628 SLG
  • Brooklyn “Birdie” Jordan (Rabun SO #27): .411 AVG (23 hits), 13 RBI, 4 2B, 22 R, 14 BB, 1 SB, .500 OBP, .628 SLG
  • Annsley Kirby (Dawson SO C #32) .346 AVG, 1 HR, 10 RBI, 1 R, 2 BB, 1 2B, 1 3B, .370 OBP, .925 FLD
  • Kaselyn Martin (Dawson SR CF #16): .356 AVG, 15 RBI, 9 R, 17 SB, 3 2B, 1 3B, 7 BB, .433 OBP, .935 FLD
  • Maggie Mullis (Commerce JR C/UTIL #10): .341 AVG (31 hits), 1 HR, 9 RBI, 28 R, 5 2B, 8 BB, .412 OBP, .429 SLG
  • Trinity Queen (Union SR P #): 7-9, 2 Saves, 81 K, 91.2 IP; .247 AVG, 16 RBI, 4 2B
  • Courtney Stewart (Rabun SO #15): .400 AVG (24 hits), 13 RBI, 9 R, 3 2B, 10 BB, 1 SB, .481 OBP, .455 SLG; 2-1, 4.76 ERA, 5 K, 25 IP
  • Kilee Thomas (Habersham JR #11): .337 AVG, 10 RBI
  • Hailey Wade (Habersham SO ##): .342 AVG, 14 RBI, 13 R
  • Kasey Westmoreland (Stephens SR 3B #17): .348 AVG (24 hits), 3 HR, 21 RBI, 20 R, 6 2B, 1 3B, .432 OBP, .594 SLG

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