CARTERSVILLE, GA – The Georgia Collegiate Athletic Association announced the 2018 All Region Softball Teams Thursday night at the NJCAA Region XVII softball banquet, with five Highlander players receiving the distinctive honor.
Rounding out the first team selections for the Highlanders were Hannah Coulter (catcher), Lauren DeLoach (outfield), Maddie Green (pitcher) and Hunter Lee (infield) while Hannah Rae Griffin (infield) was named to the second team.
Coulter caught the majority of the GCAA games for the Highlanders and finished with a .287 region batting average, five doubles, two home runs and nine RBI's. She also led the league with nine runners caught stealing while picking off another seven.
DeLoach started GCAA play in the outfield but was moved to the infield when freshman shortstop Cheyanne Mosteller suffered a season ending injury in late March. DeLoach ranked eleventh overall in the GCAA with a .375 region batting average with two doubles and seven RBI's. She had a perfect fielding percentage in the outfield.
Green was force in the circle for the Highlanders, posting a GCAA record of 8-4 and one save, with a 1.20 ERA. This ranked her second overall in the region. She had 64 strike outs in 64 innings pitched.
Griffin was a mainstay at third base for the Highlanders. She was tied with DeLoach for eleventh in the GCAA with a .375 region batting average. She also had eight doubles, one homerun and ten RBI's.
Lee, who saw time in the infield and behind the dish, led the Highlanders with a .391 region batting average and ranked 7th overall in the GCAA. She slugged nine doubles, two home runs and plated seventeen RBI's in region games. She also stole six bases.
A complete list of the 2018 All Region Softball Team members can be viewed on the GCAA website at www.thegcaa.com. Gordon State will open up the NJCAA Region XVII Tournament tomorrow morning at 11:00 a.m. versus Georgia Military College at Stars Field in Cartersville, GA.