Lady Tigers place two on softball first-team all-district

Mark Wilson
Lauren Forkner

Two members of the Glen Rose Lady Tigers were voted first-team all-district 8-4A — senior first baseman Lauren Forkner and junior shortstop Sydney Lozier.

Coach Kiel Miller’s Lady Tigers won a district playoff game over Midlothian Heritage to earn the fourth-place playoff spot out of the district. They were eliminated in the bi-district round of the playoffs by Mineral Wells and finished with an 11-14 season record.

Second-team all-district players from Glen Rose are senior Jaylan Evans, sophomores Courtney Morris and Tatum Stegint and freshman Alexis Drugan.

Camryn Miller and Hailey Ibarra are Glen Rose’s honorable mention all-district picks.

Coach Miller also announced that nine of his players are on the Academic All-District list. They are Courtney Morris, Sydney Lozier, Rheagan Whitefield, Jaylan Evans, Rachel Buren, Lauren Forkner, Kashanna Bryant, Alexis Drugan and Hailey Ibarra.

Forkner had the top batting average this season for the Lady Tigers, at .507. She led the team with 12 extra-base hits, and tied with Stegint for the team lead in runs batted in, with 21 apiece, and in home runs, with three each. Stegint’s .407 batting average was second on the team.

Lozier hit .426, the third-best mark on the team.

Morris pitched 110-1/3 innings — all but 12-1/3 innings the Lady Tigers played in 2017. She posted a 7-8 win-loss mark with a 7.86 earned run average, striking out 97 while walking 58.

Camryn Miller’s .425 batting mark was fourth on the team, while Drugan’s .356 average was fifth.

Evans scored 15 runs for Glen Rose and batted .237 on the season.

Godley and Stephenville dominated the all-district superlative selections.

Stephenville senior third baseman Nadine Arredondo is the Offensive Most Valuable Player, while junior pitcher Julia is the Pitcher of the Year. Also, the Honeybees’ Sami Shaffer was voted Catcher of the Year.

Godley players grabbed the honors for overall District MVP in senior Abby Reeves, Designated Player/Utility Player of the Year in junior Briana Brummer and Newcomer of the Year in freshman Lexi Ebbens.

Alvarado sophomore Faith Waugh is the Defensive MVP.

Stephenville’s Rus Mayes is the district’s coach of the Year.