Softball Player of the Year Watch List

With first pitch of the 2020 season coming in a hurry, we reveal last year’s standouts who return this season to make some noise. Beware, there are many girls who are flying under the radar and might rise to the top this season, and many newcomers who will make a name for themselves early on.

For fun, we gauged the public vote to see who they feel will likely end up with the honors in 2020, and as you see below, the Lady Leopards’ star senior Madi Cronic takes the vote currently (voting ends soon).

The Front-Runners

Livi Blackstock (Jefferson SR SS #3)
.441 AVG, 23 R, .522 OBP

Madison Cronic (Banks SR SS #33)
.460 AVG, 2 HR, 14 RBI, 4 2B, 1 3B, 7 SB, .522 OBP, .582 SLG, .921 FLD

Reagan Dunagan (White JR P/UTIL #7) ***
.492 AVG (31 hits), 9 RBI, 24 R, 5 2B, 2 3B, 8 SB, 6 HP, 4 BB, .554 OBP, .966 FLD
***We included Dunagan although she is out for the season. She merits the distinction as she was due in for a monster junior year.***

Lauren English (Lumpkin SR 3B/P #33)
.380 AVG, 4 HR, 31 RBI, 29 R, 11 2B, .443 OBP

Bella Henson (Dawson SR 1B #21)
.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 SR P #10)
.552 AVG, HR, 4 RBI, 16 BB, 2 K

Preslee Hix (Habersham Central SR OF #21)
.366 AVG, 2 HR, 17 RBI, 16 R, 4 2B, 1 3B, .439 OBP, .535 SLG

Carson Hobbs (Commerce JR P/1B #00)
.494 AVG (40 hits), 5 HR, 33 RBI, 26 R, 9 2B, 14 BB, .557 OBP, .790 SLG

Jasmine Lowery (Stephens SR SS/C #3)
.407 AVG (35 hits), 5 HR, 16 RBI, 29 R, 13 2B, 1 3B, .435 OBP, .756 SLG

Olivia Martinez (Dawson JR P/SS #18)
.328 AVG, 2 HR, 16 RBI, 23 R, 6 2B, 1 3B, 9 BB, .423 OBP, .557 SLG, .919 FLD

Laney McGee (Stephens JR C/SS #2)
.431 AVG (31 hits), 1 HR, 16 RBI, 20 R, 7 2B, 2 3B, .474 OBP, .625 SLG

Rachel Morgan (Commerce SR P/UT #6)
.389 AVG (37 hits), 6 HR, 43 RBI, 29 R, 7 2B, 1 3B, 5 BB, .410 OBP, .674 SLG

Trinity Queen (Union SR P)

Kyla Quiles (Habersham Central SR P/1B #10)
8-4, 2.66 ERA, 1.30 WHIP, .306 AVG

Ravyn Saxon (Jefferson JR P #44)
1.83 ERA, 70 K

On the Cusp

  • Emily Anderson (White SR OF)
  • Jacy Ayers (Banks SO 1B #10): .419 AVG, 1 HR, 9 2B, 1 3B, .456 OBP, .572 SLG, .979 FLD
  • Aubrie Banton (Union OF)
  • Abby Beatty (Jefferson SR OF #4): .308 AVG, 20 R, 10 BB
  • Kaitlyn Bowman (White SS)
  • Kylee Brooks (Banks SO 2B #7): .457 AVG, 7 2B, 1 3B, .500 OBP, .572 SLG, .978 FLD
  • Cree Cantrell (White IF/C)
  • Ansley Collins (Union OF)
  • Brae Crane (Dawson LF)
  • Lindsey Crawford (Banks)
  • Lexi Darnell (Commerce P/UTIL)
  • Caley Davis (Union IF)
  • Emma Davis (Commerce 1B/UTIL)
  • Gabbie Deaton (Commerce IF/OF)
  • Rylie Erickson (Dawson SO 3B)
  • Isabelle “Izzy” Green (Rabun JR DP/IF #10): .349 AVG, .481 OBP, .628 SLG
  • Grace Hobbs (Commerce C/OF)
  • Ayahna Jenkins (Rabun JR #10): .349 AVG (16 hits), 18 RBI, 6 2B, 4 3B, 5 R, 9 BB, .522 OBP, .628 SLG
  • Brooklyn “Birdie” Jordan (Rabun JR #27): .411 AVG (23 hits), 13 RBI, 4 2B, 22 R, 14 BB, 1 SB, .500 OBP, .628 SLG
  • Annsley Kirby (Dawson JR C #32) .346 AVG, 1 HR, 10 RBI, 1 R, 2 BB, 1 2B, 1 3B, .370 OBP, .925 FLD
  • Landry Kate Martin (Commerce OF/IF)
  • Reece Moore (Dawson P)
  • Maggie Mullis (Commerce SR C/UTIL #10): .341 AVG (31 hits), 1 HR, 9 RBI, 28 R, 5 2B, 8 BB, .412 OBP, .429 SLG
  • Lianna O’Kelly (White P)
  • Katie Palmer (White SR OF)
  • Hannah Patton (Union C)
  • Kendall Peters (Commerce OF/2B)
  • Emma Roxbury (Union IF)
  • Lexi Sisum (Union OF)
  • Shelby Speed (Banks)
  • Courtney Stewart (Rabun JR #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
  • Anna Taylor (Commerce UTIL)
  • Kylee Taylor (Commerce 3B/UTIL)
  • Kilee Thomas (Habersham SR #11): .337 AVG, 10 RBI
  • Annika Vandiver (White)
  • Paige Vickery (Commerce P/UTIL)
  • Hailey Wade (Habersham JR ##): .342 AVG, 14 RBI, 13 R
  • Geneva Wynne (Commerce OF)

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