ALL-NORTHWESTERN 3A-4A SOFTBALL: South Caldwell has top pitcher, head coach

South Caldwell High, the state’s West 4A softball champion, won two of the three major awards in Northwestern 3A-4A softball for this season.

In a vote of league head coaches, pitcher Anna King of the Spartans won Pitcher of the Year and Casey Justice, a former star athlete at South Caldwell, was named Coach of the Year.

South Caldwell (29-3) won the West 4A title series and fell two games to one to Fayetteville Britt last weekend in a best-of-3 state championship series at N.C. State.

Myra Twitty, who hit .621 for fifth-place Freedom, was selected as the conference’s Player of the Year.

South Caldwell led the all-league picks with eight and Alexander Central (28-5), which won a state 3A title last weekend in Greensboro by sweeping Cleveland, had seven selections.


(As voted on by conference head coaches)

Player of the Year: Myra Twitty, Freedom

Pitcher of the Year: Anna King, S. Caldwell

Coach of the Year: Casey Justice, S. Caldwell


Alexander Central: Julie Gast, Chesney Millsaps, Lanie Goforth, Alexis Walter, Ashley Seagle, Kelsea Dejarnette, Gracie Rhoney

Freedom: Myra Twitty, Morgan Maynor, Elle Tanner

Hickory: Alyssa Newman

McDowell: Dezi Williams, Hannah Shelton, Bailey Elliott, Nicole Gallion, Parker Brown, Lea Conner

St. Stephens: Hanna Triplett

S. Caldwell: Reagan Weisner, Ciara Hanson, Cydney Combs, Jasmine Hall, Anna King, Jenna Pittman, Graclyn Green, Addison Blaire.

Watauga: Sam Reese, Julia Parsons

W. Caldwell: Haley Price, Annie Bean, Lacy Baker

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