The Douglas County Sentinel’s all-county team was pretty balanced among the top teams in the county.
Chapel Hill had eight players to make the first and second team while Alexander and Lithia Springs had seven each. Alexander led the way with five players to make the first team.
The two-time Region 5-AAAAAA champions also had the hitter and pitcher of the year.
Senior Faith Shirley was named the hitter of the year while teammate Brooke Strickland, a junior, was named the county’s top pitcher.
Shirley, a catcher, hit .588 with 47 RBI and scored 33 runs to go with seven home runs. She signed a scholarship with Georgia Southern, a Div. I school that plays in the Sun Belt Conference.
Strickland helped lead the Cougars to the playoffs with a 13-5 record and 2.86 ERA. She had 75 strikeouts in 127 innings of work.
The first team infield is led by Georgia signee Savana Sikes of Chapel Hill. The senior shortstop, a four-time all-county selection, finished the season with a .432 average and seven home runs. Joining Sikes on the first team is teammate Taylor Middlebrook, who hit .451 with 33 runs scored as a sophomore.
Also named to the first team infield is Lithia Springs sophomore Anayah Baker, who was named the Region 6-AAAAA Player of the Year.
Alexander teammates Jessica Womble, senior, and junior Georgia Blair round out the first team. Blair led the county with 10 home runs.
Chapel Hill junior Kira Morgan was also named as a first team pitcher for the second straight season.
Junior Haley Overton of Lithia Springs joins seniors Kenedy Hagan (Chapel Hill) and Gracie Williams (Alexander) as the first team outfielders.
Junior Sylar Ryan was named first team as a utility player. She hit .435 with two home runs and had a 1.75 ERA as a pitcher.