West Brunswick senior batted .500 to support workforce to 24-2 record

Cierra Watts ended her junior year at West Brunswick devoid of a property run. It was a stat line she aimed to correct in 2018.

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A change in mentality, seeking to hit for more ability, and tweaking her swing served Watts strike two this period. Not a enormous uptick, but it aided Watts unleash the ideal time of her profession.

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The senior batted .500, drove in 25 runs, hit 10 doubles, recorded 11 walks and only struck out 7 situations. All five of those people marks were being job bests even with actively playing 6 fewer game titles when compared to 2017. Her prolific year helped Watts receive the StarNews All-Region Softball Participant of the Calendar year award.

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She will be regarded along with other All-Region athletes on June 18 at the Best of StarNewsVarsity Awards, which will be held at the Wilmington Convention Middle.

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“It variety of bummed me out not hitting any residence runs in my junior year,” Watts explained. “It was just just one of the items that enthusiastic me to work even harder in the offseason knowing that I preferred to build that component of my sport, and it turned out that further do the job just created me far better at every thing.”

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Watts experimented with to stay away from chat of her historic period even though it was using form, in its place electing to target on a way to make an impact on the area.

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“When my coaches or loved ones would consider to communicate to me about my stats, I might just operate absent. I am bizarre about my stats, and I do not want them influencing how I participate in,” she stated.

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Her perform assisted West Brunswick rattle off a second consecutive Mideastern Meeting title, finishing with a 24-2 document in general and 13-1 in the league. The Trojans’ year came to an end in a 3-2 loss to Cleveland in the fourth round of the 3A playoffs.

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On the other hand, her softball career is not done. Watts will show up at Coker School in Hartsville, S.C., wherever she hopes to carry on to get greater from day a single.

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“I imagine the only objective I’m definitely environment for myself correct now is to perform as a freshman,” Watts reported. “I know the coaches there have substantial hopes for me, so I want to get there and discover a way to enjoy correct absent in the outfield. I know it is really likely to take even a lot more tough perform.”

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ALL Spot First Workforce

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Pitcher Morgan Beeler, junior, West Brunswick: Recorded 216 strikeouts in just 132 2/3 innings whilst publishing a dominant 1.11 Period. She also hit for a .382 common, with two property runs and 17 RBIs.

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Pitcher Ivy Hayes, senior, Whiteville: Went 18-4 with a 1.75 Period in the circle. Also hit .429 with 9 dwelling runs.

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Pitcher Jesse Mathis, junior, Hoggard: Struck out 212 batters en route to a 14-8 file and 2.09 Period. Gave up just 4 runs in a few playoff commences.

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Pitcher Tristen Horrell, junior, Laney: Recorded three shut outs and went 12-5 with a 2.21 Period. Also led the Bucs with a .487 batting normal, seven home runs and 29 RBI.

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Infielder Peyton Daniels, sophomore, West Brunswick: 2nd on her group with 20 RBIs and a .434 batting common. Also hit eight doubles and only struck out 6 occasions.

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Infielder Kourtney Grainger, senior, Whiteville: Led the Wolfpack with a .580 batting typical, 11 household operates, 60 RBIs and 44 operates.

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Infielder Icess Tresvik, freshman, Hoggard: Paced the Vikings with 4 triples, four steals and a .408 batting typical.

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Infielder Madi Berry, junior, Ashley: Her .471 batting ordinary led the Screaming Eagles, and she also made six doubles and 17 RBIs.

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Infielder Darbie Lisk, sophomore, Topsail: Strike a staff-high a few thome operates to go along with a .390 typical and 24 RBIs.

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Outfielder Cierra Watts, senior, West Brunswick: Led the Trojans with 25 RBIs, 10 doubles, two triples and a.500 batting typical.

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Outfieler Kiara Wilson, junior, Whiteville: Stole 11 bases and posted a .451 batting normal to go together with 31 runs.

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Outfielder Sarah Manis, sophomore, Laney: Hit .371 with five doubles and scored a staff-superior 21 operates.

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Outfielder/infielder Tanesha Williams, senior, Topsail: Led the Pirates with a .421 batting typical and 26 RBIs, even though also stealing 15 bases.

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Catcher Cameron Rivenbark, junior, Ashley: Paced the Eagles with 4 dwelling runs and 22 RBIs.

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Catcher/infielder Makayla Himes, junior, North Brunswick: Strike .415 and led the Scorpions with four house operates and 24 RBIs.

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Next Staff

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Pitcher Haven Williams, junior, Wallace-Rose Hill

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Pitcher Jessica Williams, senior, North Brunswick

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Pitcher Lauren Gammons, sophomore, Pender

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Infielder Savannah Department, junior, West Brunswick

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Infielder Olivia Hawkins, senior, Hoggard

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Infielder Sydney Hartgrove, freshman, Topsail

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Infielder Raven Lewis, sophomore, Laney

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Infielder Reagan Russell, sophomore, Ashley

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Infielder/Outfielder Jaclyn Jordan, sophomore, Hoggard

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Outfielder Kaitlyn Rhea, senior, West Brunswick

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Outfielder Jordyn Rascoe, junior, North Brunswick

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Outfielder Angel Pearsall, sophomore, Wallace-Rose Hill

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Outfielder Raeganne Sholar, senior, Whiteville

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Catcher Christine McLean, senior, Topsail

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Catcher Lauren Hilbourn, senior, Whiteville

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ALL Conference Groups

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Mideastern

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Honors: Player of the Calendar year – Morgan Beeler, West Brunswick. Co-Coaches of the Year – Amanda Fields and Joe Noble, West Brunswick. Team Sportsmanship – New Hanover.

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First Workforce: Ashley – Cameron Rivenbark. Hoggard – Jesse Mathis. Laney – Tristen Horrell. North Brunswick – Makayla Himes. Topsail – Tanesha Williams, Darbie Lisk. West Brunswick – Cierra Watts, Morgan Beeler, Savannah Department.

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Next Crew: Ashley – Madi Berry, Raegan Russell. Hoggard – Olivia Hawkins, Mallory Brooks. Laney – Sarah Manis. New Hanover – Emilee Sutton. North Brunswick – Jessica Williams. South Brunswick – Sam Trella, Grace Rickman. Topsail – Sydney Hartgrove, Aneshia Jordan.

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Honorable Mention: Hoggard – Jaclyn Jordan, Icess Tresvik. New Hanover – Sydney Spivey. North Brunswick – Jordyn Rascoe, Madison Webb, Alleigh Himes, Jamie Reece. South Brunswick – Katelyn Thigpen. Topsail – Lauren Strnad, Maggie Smith, Christine McLean. West Brunswick – Kaitlyn Rhea, Kayla Miller, Peyton Daniels, Izzy Smeltzer.

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Three Rivers

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Honors: Participant of the 12 months – Kourtney Grainger, Whiteville. Coach of the Year – Olivia Scott, Whiteville.

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Very first Workforce: Whiteville – Kourtney Grainger, Ivy Hayes, Raeganne Sholar, Lauren Hilbourn. South Columbus – Carson Powell, Anna Caroline Suggs, Libby Blosser. East Columbus – Izzy Lennon, Alanna Deal. West Bladen – Alara Cashwell, Madison Collins. St. Pauls – Brianna Brewer, Danielle Gray. Fairmont – Kaylee McMillan, Mya Strickland. East Bladen – Kayleigh Raynor. West Columbus – Leah Floyd. Crimson Springs – Katelyn Culbreth. South Robeson – Destiney Purdue.

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Honorable Point out: Whiteville – Santana Very best, Kiara Wilson, Gabbi Hayes, Carmen Hilbourn, Kaitlyn Gordon. South Columbus – Lacey Sykes, Hailey Chestnutt, Alexis Suggs, Caila Turbeville. East Columbus – Diamond Porter, LaZaydia Flowers, Hannah Andrew. West Bladen – Abby Dawson, Carley Dawson, Kyla Reed. St. Pauls – Kaitlyn Locklear, Kourtney Sanchious, Kenija McGougan. Fairmont – Grace McMillan, Kaitlyn Hunt, Mackenzie Johnson. East Bladen – Erica McKoy, Alyssa Futrell. West Columbus – Kristen Meares, Jada Faison. Pink Springs – Keira Bryant, Jalexis Bratcher. South Robeson – Cheyenne Lowery, Makoa Rivera.

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Coastal 8

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Honors: Participant of the 12 months – Kayla Rose, East Carteret. Coach of the Calendar year – Doug Garner, East Carteret.

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1st Crew: East Carteret – Alex O’Neal, Madi Nelson, Jayme Russell, Emily McGee. Richlands – Hannah Thompson, Mia Staggs, Kiki Kornagay. Dixon – Hailey Jenkins, Payton Jeffers, Ivy King. Pender – Lauren Gammons, Ashley Dupalvich. Southwest Onslow – Brittney Hylton, Hannah Baldwin. Croatan – Mallory Carpenter. Trask – Brittany Foy. Lejeune – Skyler Bovee.