2019 All-5Star Preps Softball Team
How We Select Teams: The 5Star Preps coverage area encompasses a 60-school wide footprint. During the season, we cover as many of the top teams, important games and outlying schools as we can, so to get a thorough knowledge base of the sport and the players involved. While we can’t always see every player and team, we talk with coaches after the season to get their input and analysis on players. Taking all we have seen and heard into account, we select teams based on player ability, performance and team performance.
First Team – In the circle
Bri Blair, Halls: The Roane State signee was at her best in the postseason as she led the Lady Red Devils to their first state tournament since 2002. Blair was 18-3 on the mound, with a 1.05 ERA. She also had a .387 batting average with 23 RBIs.
Kaylan Cole, The King’s Academy: The junior University of Tennessee commit shrugged off a painful arm injury to help the Lady Lions win the state Division II-A tournament. Was 24-4 with a 2.57 ERA and 173 strikeouts. Cole batted .455 with eight homers, 14 doubles and 47 RBIs.
Allie Farr, Powell: An East Tennessee State signee, Farr finished her Lady Panthers career with a 98-19 record and a miniscule 1.16 ERA. She had 802 career strikeouts in 663.2 innings.
Avery Flatford, Farragut: Lady Admirals freshman was almost un-hittable as she finished with a 0.83 ERA and 158 Ks in just 67.7 innings of work. Flatford was 10-2 with two saves.
Emma Frost, Morristown East: The most dominant player in the Lakeway area the past few seasons, Frost posted a 24-4-1 record as she led the Lady Hurricanes to the sectionals. Averaged 11.9 Ks per game to go along with a 1.25 ERA. Equally dangerous with the bat in her hands as she averaged .395 at the plate with 12 home runs and 54 RBIs.
Catelyn Riley, Jefferson County: The 5Star Preps Pitcher of the Year was 24-9 (2.32 ERA) with 277 strikeouts in 215.2 innings of work. At the plate, the sophomore standout batted .441 with 11 home runs and 42 RBIs.
First Team – In the field
Makayla Alvey, Jefferson County: Alvey saved her best for last as she helped the Lady Patriots to the state Class AAA championship. The junior shortstop batted .615 and scored nine runs in five games at the state tournament in Murfreesboro. For the season, she hit .432 and stole 26 bases in as many attempts.
Cayden Baker, Powell: The smooth-fielding sophomore shortstop compiled a .434 batting average, scored 60 runs and ripped five triples for the Lady Panthers.
Hayden Dye, Powell: Lady Panthers sophomore had an eye-popping .905 slugging percentage this season. She led the Lady Panthers with a .534 batting average, with six home runs and 64 RBIs.
Sydney Feistner, Grace Christian: Lady Rams junior third baseman shared Division II-A District Player of the Year honors with Regan Weekly of TKA. Feistner clubbed 16 home runs, knocked in 77 runs and finished with a lofty .551 batting average.
Emilee Fowler, Anderson County: Hard-hitting third baseman batted .455 and had an impressive .821 slugging percentage for the Lady Mavericks. Fowler, who will play for Maryville College, had 10 home runs and 45 RBIs this season.
Jazmine Geary, Heritage: The District 4-AAA MVP batted .540 and knocked in 41 runs for the Lady Mountaineers. A Maryville College signee, Geary stroked 16 doubles, six triples and eight home runs.
Josie Huff, Gibbs: Senior center fielder finished her outstanding career with the Lady Eagles by batting .480 with 46 RBIs and 61 runs.
Haydyn Jenkins, TKA: One of the state’s best shortstops, Jenkins made just three errors in 67 attempts for a fielding percentage of .973. She batted .496 with five home runs and 49 RBIs.
Cassie Norris, Halls: The Lady Red Devils’ junior left fielder had a breakout season as she batted .531 with 10 home runs, 12 doubles, four triples and 47 RBIs.
Bailey Reagan, Gibbs: The junior third baseman knocked in 66 runs and hit .460 as the Lady Eagles made yet another trip to the state tournament. Reagan also blasted 11 home runs and 16 doubles.
Madison Webber, TKA: Another UT signee, Webber cranked out 12 homers, drove in 56 runs and batted .493 for the Lady Lions.
Regan Weekly, TKA: Named both the 5Star Preps Player of the Year and the Gatorade Player of the Year in Tennessee, Weekly compiled off-the-chart numbers this season. She batted .566 with 21 home runs, 70 RBIs and 41 extra-base hits. Will play in college at Dartmouth.
Cameron Young, Farragut: Young helped fuel the Lady Admirals’ drive to the sectionals as she batted .556 and drove in 50 runs. Totaled 20 doubles, seven triples and four home runs.
Emily Agee, Grainger
Shelby Blake, Gibbs
Hannah Bruce, Anderson County
Aspen Calloway, Halls
SieAnna Cameron, Alcoa
Randi Drinnon, Morristown East
Abbie Ferguson, Jefferson County
Santanna Hall, Jefferson County
Lily Holston, Powell
Blayne King, TKA
Emalee McCord, Hardin Valley
Lakyn Moore, Farragut
Katelyn Norris, TKA
Jessica Odom, Jefferson County
Rayna Pendleton, Gibbs
Haley Schultz, Powell
Avery Strickland, Farragut
Hanna Taylor, Greeneville
Megan Turner, Gibbs