16 locals receive All-TVC Hocking softball honors

Alex Hawley

June 3, 2014

To the victors go the spoils.

The Southern and Eastern softball teams shared the 2014 Tri-Valley Conference Hocking Division title with 15-1 league records and earned five selections each on the 2014 all-league team, as voted on by the league coaches.

The Lady Eagles were represented by senior catcher Amber Moodispaugh, senior second baseman Paige Cline, senior first baseman Erin Swatzel, as well as junior shortstop Jourdan Griffin and junior pitcher/shortstop Grace Edwards. Cline, Moodispaugh and Edwards are all making their second All-TVC softball apperence, and Edwards was named the defensive most valuble player.

The Lady Tornadoes were represented by senior pitcher Jordan Huddleston, senior third baseman Baylee Hupp, senior catcher Darien Diddle, junior shortstop Cierra Turley and sophomore second baseman Ali Deem, all of whom are making their first all-league softball squad. Huddleston was named the offenseive most vaulble player, while SHS head coach Alan Crisp was named coach of the year for the second straight campaign.

The Lady Falcons finished third with a 11-5 record and earned three spots on the all-league team. Senior shortstop Bailey Hicks and senior catcher Sierra Carmichael both earned thier third straight All-TVC Hocking honor, while junior third baseman/pitcher Shalyn Greer earned a spot on the team for the second straight year.

South Gallia was 0-16 in league play this season and was represented by senior shortstop Lesley Small and junior catcher Sara Bailey. Both Bailey and Small are first timers on the TVC Hocking softball team.

Trimble (8-8), Waterford (8-8) and Belpre (7-9) each earned three selections, while Federal Hocking (6-10) and Miller (2-14) each had two.

EASTERN (15-1): Grace Edwards*, Jourdan Griffin, Amber Moodispaugh*, Erin Swatzel and Paige Cline*.

SOUTHERN (15-1): Jordan Huddleston, Baylee Hupp, Darien Diddle, Cierra Turley and Ali Deem.

WAHAMA (11-5): Bailey Hicks**, Shalyn Greer* and Sierra Carmichael**.

TRIMBLE (8-8): Tia Savage*, Nicole Kish and Alissa Jayjohn.

WATERFORD (8-8): Laura Hill*, Cierra Heiss and Lakin Tolson.

BELPRE (7-9): Bri Elkins, Kelsey Pratt* and Kaylee Dye.

FEDERAL HOCKING (6-10): Ashton Cale*** and Carley Tabler.

MILLER (2-14): Sarah West, Samantha Palmer.

SOUTH GALLIA (0-16): Lesley Small and Sara Bailey.

Offensive MVP: Jordan Huddleston (Southern)

Defensive MVP: Grace Edwards (Eastern)

Coach of the Year: Alan Crisp* (Southern)

* — indicates repeat winner.