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November 8, 2012

Five Lady Packers named to All-Region softball team

MOULTRIE —  Region champion Tift County took both of the top honors with Taylor Wilkins being named Coach of the Year and freshman pitcher Adriana Durden being named Player of the Year.

Durden was 12-1 with a 1.08 ERA and struck out 145 batters in 91 innings of work. The Lady Devils finished 25-5 this season and were 11-1 in region games before being eliminated in the first round of the playoffs by Harrison High. The Lady Packers finished 17-16, but were the only team in the region to advance to second round after knocking off South Cobb in three games in the first round. They were eliminated in the second round by East Coweta.

Owens, the Lady Packers junior second baseman, made the All-Region team for the third straight season. She batted .368 during the regular season and led the Lady Packers with 32 hits and 27 runs scored. She also had four doubles and a team-leading three triples.

Davis, also a junior, also made the All-Region team for the third time.

She was Lady Packers’ primary pitcher and went 12-6 with a 2.17 ERA, striking out 86 batters in 113 innings.

Davis also batted .380 in the regular season and led the team with 20 runs batted in. She also had eight doubles and drew a team-leading 15 base on balls.

Reynolds, a senior outfielder, batted .337 this season, primarily hitting in the leadoff spot. She was second on the team with 30 hits and had a double and a triple.

Tillman, who played shortstop, batted .282 in the regular season and led the team with 10 doubles. She also had a triple and tied with Shelby Rakestraw for the team lead in home runs with two.

Sumner, the Lady Packers center fielder, hit .293 with two doubles. Her 16 runs batted tied her with Tillman for second on the team.

The rest of the 16-player first team includes Cara Parker, Heather Robinson, Rebecca Prairie, Chelsea Medford and Tiffany Bishop of Lowndes; Tiffany Massey of Camden County; Durden, Allison Walker, Taylor Simmons, Chelle McKellar and Ashlyn Jones of Tift County; and Bridgette Amerson, Victoria Bates and Tori Robinson of Coffee.

Also on the second team are Julia Tindall of Brunswick; Caitlyn Annunziata of Camden County; Madison Floyd and Kendall Holland of Lowndes; Hannah Greene and Amanda Wright of Coffee; and Stormm Phillips of Valdosta.

The All-Region team was selected by league’s coaches.


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