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Softball players honored Tuesday

The honoring of Alexandria James for having the most improved batting average, and Diamond Bouie for having the highest scholastic average were among the Bainbridge High School Lady Cats varsity award highlights at Tuesday night’s Decatur County School System softball awards banquet at the new school cafeteria.

Junior varsity and middle school teams were also honored Tuesday night.

Softball Booster Club Vice President Brad Bates, on behalf of himself and President Gondia Bouie, presented special awards to varsity head coach Eugene Singletary ,varsity coach Dennis Cato, junior varsity coach Brandi Jackson and middle school coach Marie Jones.

Varsity honorees, in addition to James and Bouie, were Tiffany Hand, who won the Iron Man Award for her dedication and hard play; Kristin Bennett, who received the Bearcat Award for her work ethic; Caitlin Cato, who won the most improved pitcher award, and Avis Jackson, who won the Coach’s Award for her dedicated performances on the mound.

Bria Harris won the Be Smart Put-Out Award. The award, named for a pair of 2008 seniors, pitcher Zaikia Dawson and infielder Vanessa Jones, developed the play that they used to record many infield outs.

Junior varsity softball awards, presented by coach Jackson, went to Morgan Powell as best all-around player, Kem Greene as most improved infielder, Jada Smith as most improved outfielder, Kadijah Breedlove as most improved player, Caroline Crowder as Coach’s Award winner and Courtney Cooper as Bearcat Award winner.

The Middle School Awards were presented by coach Jones. The Hustle and Coach’s Awards went to Magen Vaughn and Anna Barber,

Rounding out the middle school honorees were most improved infielder Caitlyn Dunlap, most improved outfielder Blair Morris, highest batting average honoree Magaen Harrison, and most improved pitching award winner Brooke Bates,