Entire Starting Lineup For Lady Demons Named To All-District

By BY PATSY WELCH,

The record breaking 5th ranked Lady Demons Softball team was recently recognized for its achievements at the Lady Demons Softball Banquet. The entire starting nine were voted onto the All District team. Aleigha Fussell, a workhorse for the team, had an incredible season as the team’s pitcher and was named District MVP. Coach Leslie McGhee was voted Coach Of The Year. In her 18th season, McGhee’s 2019 team compiled a 22-8 record and advanced to the state quarterfinals. Six of the players were named to first team all-district 8-4A. Three of the players were named to second team all-district 8-4A. Bailey Spears (CF) Class of 2019, 4 year letterman, voted 1st team all-district outfield. She hit .269 batting average, .369 on base percentage, .298 slugging, 3 doubles, 15 RBI’s, and 27 runs. Ashlan Ard (SS) received the 1st team all-district infield award. She led the team in batting average and broke the HR record with a .495 batting average, .589 On-base percentage , 907 slugging, 16 doubles, 3 triples, 6 HR, 30 RBI, 46 Runs. Bailey Brooks (RF) received the 2nd team all-district outfield award. She hit .325 batting average, .400 on-base percentage, .390 slugging percentage, 5 doubles, 16 RBI, 17 runs. Ashlyn Welch (LF) received the 1st-team all district outfield award. She hit .321 batting average, .522 on-base percentage, .487 slugging percentage, 5 doubles, 4 triples, 17 RBI, 31 runs. Brylie Fowler (2nd) received the 1st-team all district infield award. She hit .320 batting average, .462 on-base percentage, .466 slugging percentage, 11 doubles, 2 triples, 22 RBI, 33 runs. Aleigha Fussell (Pitcher) received the first team all district pitcher award and district MVP. She hit .294 batting average, .311 on-base percentage, .402 slugging percentage, 8 doubles, 1 HR, 1 run. She had a 3.424 ERA with 139 strikeouts, and 50 bases balls over 198.1 innings pitched. Albanie Fussell (Catcher) received the first team all district catcher award. She hit .294 batting average, .354 on-base percentage, .373 slugging percentage, 6 doubles, 1 triple, 25 RBI, 1 run. Kiersten Allen (1st) received the 2nd team all district infield award. She hit a .281 batting average, .357 on-base percentage, 427 slugging percentage, 10 doubles, 2 triples, 25 RBI, 22 runs. Missouri Varnado (3rd) received the 2nd team all district utility award. She hit .266 batting average, .333 on-base percentage, 319 slugging percentage, 3 doubles, 1 triple, 18 RBI, 19 runs.