The Glasgow High School Lady Scotties closed out the 2014 softball campaign on a high note with a 19-18 overall record and a berth in the second round of the 4th region tournament. And that strong run didn’t go unnoticed.
The Kentucky Softball Coaches Association has recognized several of the Lady Scotties for post-season awards. Bailey Alexander earned fourth region honors, while Haven Hernandez joined her on academic all-state and all-state honor rolls.
“These girls have helped elevate our program,” said Glasgow coach Steven Murphy. “Their hard work has been recognized by coaches throughout the state, and their future college coaches. We sincerely thank them for their contributions to the Glasgow softball program.”
Alexander was named the 4th Region Player of the Year, in addition to earning first-team all-state and academic all-state recognition in Class A.
She hit .566 for the season from the lead-off position with 20 doubles, three triples and eight homers. She had an on-base percentage of .622 and a slugging percentage of .975.
“I am pretty pleased with my senior year. We didn’t start out the best at the beginning of the season, but just as we should, we progressed throughout the year,” said Alexander, who will be attending Trevecca Nazarene University next season. “We got better as the season went along and when it came to tournament time, that’s when you are suppose to peak and play well. And that’s what we did.
“I definitely developed through the year, personally. You just try to focus on being the best you can be and if you play well, hopefully you will get those awards (like all-region and all-state). I think consistency was a big part of my season.”
Hernandez earned honorable-mention academic all-state honors and was named to the KSCA second-team all-state squad. She hit .406 on the year with 17 doubles and four homers.
Hernandez had a slugging percentage of .648. and will be attending Lindsey Wilson College next season.
“It is great to be recognized like this. Last year, I was coming off an injury and my season wasn’t very good at all. I had a lot of difficulty with my shoulder,” Hernandez explained. “Having such a good season this year and getting this recognition, it has been a blessing.”
Glasgow’s Ashley Smith earned first-team academic all-state status.
This is the fourth straight year Glasgow has put a player on the KSCA all-state first team.
Shelby Ray, now playing at Campbellsville University, made it twice, while Kelsey Greer also earned the prestigious accolade.
Jordan Samuels, a standout with the Metcalfe County Lady Hornets, was named honorable-mention all-state by the KSCA in Class A.