Taylor-Made: Moss leads Como-Pickton's All-District list
From Staff Reports

May 28, 2004 -- COMO - Eight Como-Pickton Lady Eagles were honored on the All-District 14-2A softball team, led by senior shortstop Taylor Moss, who was named the district's Defensive Player of the Year.

Senior pitcher Christy Hunt was a unanimous First Team selection, and was joined on the squad by infielder Kelli Harmon and outfielders Brittney Wright and Chelsea Harrison.

Senior catcher Kathryn Humphrey and infielders Elizabeth Melton and Ashley Darby were Second Team picks. Honorable Mention went to Shannon Russell, Kayla Smith and Charlot Harper.

Coach Trish Zimmermann said the coaches noticed the results of Moss' hard work in selecting her for the superlative honor.

"She is a very hard worker. She does plan to play college ball (at the University of Hawaii)," Zimmermann said. "She works hard for everything she gets.

"We had a good representation on the team, with Christy being a unanimous pick. I was very proud of all of them."

The Lady Eagles were well-represented on the honorary team after finishing fourth in district play with a 9-5 record. They were 13-7 overall.

Below is a look at each of the players:

Taylor Moss led the team in almost every offensive category, and played so well at shortstop that she received the superlative defensive honor. She led the team with 31 hits, six doubles, four triples, three homeruns, eight walks, 27 stolen bases, 19 runs scored and a .554 batting average. She was second on the team with 18 RBIs and struck out just three times in about 70 plate appearances. She also played catcher and pitched one game in non-district.

Christy Hunt, a four-year starter at pitcher, finished the season with an 11-7 record and a 1.38 ERA. She allowed just 59 hits and 11 walks in 112 innings. She struck out 81.

Kelli Harmon ended the season with a team-high 19 RBIs, while tying for second on the squad with five doubles and two homeruns. She batted .274 for the season.

Brittney Wright was second on the team in most offensive categories, trailing only Moss. She ended with 21 hits, two homeruns, seven walks, 16 RBIs, 16 runs scored, 13 stolen bases and a .375 batting average.

Chelsea Harrison had three extra base hits, nine RBIs, scored six runs and batted .266 for the year.

Kathryn Humphrey had 16 hits including a pair of doubles, eight RBIs and batted .333, third best on the team.

Elizabeth Melton accumulated 17 hits (third on the team), nine extra base hits including six doubles, 13 RBIs and 16 runs. While batting .266, she struck out just four times.

Ashley Darby for the season had six walks, scored 11 runs, stole four bases and batted .208.

Baseball

Five C-P players were selected to the All-District 14-2A baseball squad, with three of them landing on the First Team.

Second baseman Trent Vail, outfielder Caleb Lewis and utility player Casey Smith were all First Team selections, while pitcher Tyrin Porter and third baseman Nathan Boatman were Second Team picks.

Statistics were not available.

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