BAY MINETTE, Ala. - Baldwin County High School’s Lady Tigers enjoyed a season for the record books. The 2019 team advanced to the Elite 8, tied a school record of 34 wins, all four seniors …
BAY MINETTE, Ala. - Baldwin County High School’s Lady Tigers enjoyed a season for the record books. The 2019 team advanced to the Elite 8, tied a school record of 34 wins, all four seniors earned athletic scholarships and several players broke or tied school records.
The Lady Tigers held an end-of-year banquet to celebrate the varsity and junior varsity teams and recognize outstanding players. The guest speaker was Jack Byerley, former head coach at Northwest Florida State College and former Auburn Tigers and Florida Gators assistant softball coach.
The BCHS varsity team recorded 34 wins for the season and made it to the AHSAA 6A State Tournament (Elite 8) for the first time since 2002. Although the varsity came up short from winning the state championship, Coach Anthony Cox said he was extremely proud of the “hard work and dedication that these young ladies put into this season and how they represented Baldwin County High School and the City of Bay Minette.”
Varsity team members included Ava Worthy, Kahalley Brooks, Laura Weatherford, Layla Hadley, Bailey Cox, Adrian Cook, Lanna McCaskill, Ashlynn Wasdin, Kennedy Smith, Leighanna Turk, Kaitlyn Stephens, Aspen Gerald, Kierra Means, and Emma Weatherford.
The Junior Varsity team had 15 wins on the season. The JV squad members included Kristian Hollie, Allie Brock, Treyanna Lamar, Taylor Davis, Madelyn McKinley, Marykinsley Reed, Raelee Young, Lillie Lanham, McKenzie Bryant, Jasmine Hall, Madison Robinson, Caroline Tracey, Adrianna Sprinkle, Haley Wicker, Kaili Dennis, and Kilyn Barnett.
During the banquet, several team members were recognized for an outstanding season of play. Worthy and Brooks shared the award for Most Valuable Player. Cox was named Offensive Player of the Year while Weatherford and Hadley shared the Defensive Player of the Year award. Turk and Gerald were named the Rookies of the Year and Cook picked up the Academic Award.
Team members named 2019 All-County included Brooks, Worthy, Hadley, Weatherford, Cox, and Gerald.
Some members of the team also had a season for the record books. Worthy tied a school record with 14 home runs, Cox set a school record with a .529 batting average, and Hadley set a school record with 42 stolen bases.
Bailey will be playing for the South team in the 2019 AHSAA North-South All-Star game on July 17 at Lagoon Park in Montgomery. Worthy and Brooks represented BCHS in the 2018 AHSAA North-South All-Star game.
All four seniors will now play at the next level. Brooks inked with Coastal Alabama Community College in Bay Minette; Worthy signed with Chipola College in Marianna, Fla.; Hadley will play for Bishop State Community College in Mobile and Weatherford signed with Louisiana College.