Suffolk girls make All-SED team
Published 8:57 pm Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Two of Suffolk’s high schools wound up well represented after the announcement of the All-Southeastern District softball teams.
Lakeland landed players on both first and second teams, and King’s Fork had several named to the second team.
Leading the way for the Lady Cavaliers (9-10) was shortstop Jackelyn Wood, who made the first team and finished second in player-of-the-year voting.
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Wood may have had the most impressive stat line in the district. She had a batting average of .439, an on-base percentage of .500, and five stolen bases. Wood was also a defensive standout, as she had 35 putouts, 36 assists, and three errors.
“Jackelyn is a hard worker, and she plays nearly year round,” Lakeland head coach Steve Wood said. “She was one of the leaders on the team, along with the other seniors.”
Jackelyn Wood will walk on to the softball team at Liberty University next year.
Freshman pitching sensation Brooke Mizelle was also voted to the first team. She was one of the only freshmen to be named to the first team, and it was well deserved.
While she finished with a record of 9-10, she had 91 strikeouts and only 13 walks all season. She also had a 1.87 ERA.
Mizelle had a great season hitting the ball, as well. She started the season hot, and for awhile had a batting average around .600. She fell into a slump midway through the season, but still finished with an impressive .400 average.
“I think what impressed the other coaches was she was not just a good pitcher, but a good hitter, as well,” Coach Wood said.
Sophomore catcher Sarah Bowyer was voted to the second team.
“A lot of coaches were impressed with how she handled herself behind the plate,” Wood said. “Not too many people tried to run on her, and she won the respect of the other district teams.”
Sisters Valerie Treat and Victoria Treat were named to the honorable mention squad as infield players.
The Lady Bulldogs didn’t have any players make the first team, but they had four second-team selections.
Freshman ace Sydney Wash, shortstop Monica Logwood, and outfielders Ashley Roten and Autumn Vick all were voted second team All-SED.
Wash had an amazing freshman run in which she compiled a record of 15-7.
She had eight total shutouts, including three in a row, a streak that stretched into the postseason before a loss to Hickory in the second round of the SED Tournament. She had 138 strikeouts and an ERA of 1.18.
Logwood was one of four senior players for the Lady Bulldogs, and was a noted leader on and off the field.
Roten was one of the district’s top leadoff hitters and was among the leaders in runs scored.
Vick was arguably the top defensive outfielder in the SED, making a number of highlight plays in the field throughout the season.
King’s Fork and Lakeland were no strangers to each other during the season. The two rivals faced off three times, with the Lady Bulldogs winning all three matchups, including a win in the first round of the SED tournament.