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Tuesday, May 6, 2014
The North Augusta High School JV softball team just wrapped up a 17-1 season.
The team went undefeated in the region, defeating White Knoll, Dutch Fork, Aiken and South Aiken twice. They also beat Lexington once, and the last game was canceled. The team’s only loss came in a five-game tournament. In that tournament, they scored 66 runs and only allowed seven.
“We started seventh-graders all the way up to sophomores,” Kasey King, the team’s head coach, said. “Caroline Cockrell pitched for us the whole year. She was really dominant, and finished the year with a 0.55 ERA. They also had some great hitters. Shaqoria Boskett, catcher and eighth-grader, finished the year with a .588 batting average. Brooklyn Woodward (sophomore) and Emily Ayers (7th grader) also finished with more than .500 batting averages. Destiny Matthews had five home runs this season, and Courtney Strauss finished with three home runs this season.”
King said that Kayla Pakora and Genisis Stokes “played great defensively” for the team this year.
“Some of the other girls who really improved over the season and did well toward the end were Kiersten Myers, Amanda Ward and Amanda Rice,” King said. “Overall, they were just a great hitting team.”