Whitesburg KY

Lady Cavs still getting honors

In addition to winning their fourth consecutive 53rd District title and the 14th Region title for the first time in school history, the Jenkins Lady Cavaliers have also racked up a number of individual honors since their season ended.

Five players were named to the 53rd All-District team: Emily Walker, Brooke Webb, Hillary Brashear, Sarah Belcher, and Tazsha Hall. Three were named to the 14th Region All-Tournament team: Sierra Kiser, Brooke Webb, and Hillary Brashear, and their teammate Emily Walker was named 14th Region tournament MVP.

Six players were named to the Academic All-State team: first team Ali Goff and Hillary Brashear; second team Sierra Kiser; honorable mention Emily Walker, Sarah Belcher, and Leshia Fleming. Two were named second team All-State, Emily Walker and Brooke Webb. Two were listed on iHigh.com’s list of Top 100 softball players in Kentucky, Emily Walker at #26 and Hillary Brashear at #60.

Emily Walker was also named to the East Senior All-Star team and participated in the Kentucky Prep Softball East/West All-Star weekend at the University of Kentucky softball field June 19-20. Walker was named 14th Region Player of the Year during that weekend, and head coach April Damron Charles was named 14th Region Coach of the Year.

Team breaks

two state marks

The 2010 Jenkins softball team also broke two state records this season.

In the regional tournament, the Lady Cavs broke the state runs scored record set by Bell County in 1997. The record now stands at 444 runs scored in a season.

During game two of the state tournament against North Laurel, Jenkins broke the state record for hits with 470. Jenkins broke Reidland’s record of 469 set in 1998.

In addition, Jenkins is in the state in RBI’s in a season with 339, 11th in the state in stolen bases in a season with 164, and seventh in the state for batting average in a season with a team .416 batting average.

Several Lady Cavs will be put in the state record book for individual season records. Kayla Stambaugh and Sierra Kiser will both be in the books for hit by pitch in a season with seven. Tazsha Hall will be fourth on the list with 30 consecutive games with a hit.

Emily Walker will be on the list for runs scored in a season with 55, RBI’s in a season with 50, and grand slams in a season with her grand slam against Hazard in the championship of the All-A regional tournament.

Sierra Kiser will also be in the books for RBI’s in a season with 49. Sarah Belcher will be in the books for scoring five runs in a game against Knott Central this season.

Jenkins coach April Damron Charles will be put on the list of coaches with over 100 career wins. She is now 26th on the list with 130 career coaching wins in her six seasons at Jenkins.

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