Four Lady Chargers on 1st team All-District
|From left, MHS softball players Amanda Brown, Whitney Walton, Ashley Williams and Chelsea Lewter earned All-District honors, along with Raquel Pierce (below).|
The first unit of the 2009 All-Tidewater District Softball Team includes four Middlesex High players—senior outfielder Whitney Walton, and three sophomores, catcher Raquel Pierce, shortstop Amanda Brown and outfielder Ashley Williams.
Brown led the Lady Chargers with a .455 batting average. In 22 at bats, she had 10 hits, a triple, and 9 RBIs. She scored 5 runs, struck out 3 times, had 3 sacrifices, 5 stolen bases and had a fielding average of .900.
Walton batted .433. In 30 at bats Walton got 13 hits, a double, triple and 9 RBIs and 9 runs. She struck out 3 times, stole 6 bases and had a .769 fielding average.
Williams had a .304 batting average. In 23 at bats, she got 7 hits, 2 doubles, 6 RBIs and 7 runs. She did not strike out, had one steal, and a fielding average of .824.
Pierce batted .250 with 7 hits including a homer and 5 RBIs in 28 at bats. She scored 7 runs, had one sacrifice and struck out 4 times. Pierce had a fielding average of .833.
Lady Charger sophomore second baseman Chelsea Lewter made second team. Lewter batted .318. In 22 at bats, she got 7 hits, a triple, a homer, an RBI and drew 7 walks. She had 10 runs, 2 stolen bases and a .962 fielding average.
Middlesex also received the Sportsmanship Award.
Lindsay Collins of Mathews was named Pitcher of the Year.
Lindsay Hudgins of Mathews was named Player of the Year.
Robert W. Thomas of Mathews was chosen Coach of the Year.
Middlesex players who made the All-Academic Team include Whitney Walton, Danielle Montgomery, Maggie Hall, Amanda Brown, Chelsea Lewter, Raquel Pierce, Ashley Lane, Olivia
Wilder and Katherine Wood. Freshmen are not eligible for All-Academic.
The All-District first team includes:
Pitcher—Lindsay Collins, Mathew.
Catchers—Raquel Pierce, Middlesex, first team.
Infield—Sarah Goodman, King William; Lindsay Hudgins, Mathews; Suzanne McLaughlin, Mathews; and Amanda Brown, Middlesex.
Outfield—Lindsay Crigler, Mathews; Whitney Walton, Middlesex; and Ashley Williams, Middlesex.
At-large first team selections include Jessica Wallace, King William; Ynhi Nguyen, West Point, infield; and Lindsey Graves, Colonial Beach, infield.