Haughton’s Dies MVP on All-District 1-5A team

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Haughton senior Anna Dies has been named the Most Valuable Player on the All-District 1-5A softball team selected by the district’s coaches.
The Louisiana Tech signee, a pitcher and outfielder, batted .524 with 28 RBI and five home runs. She had a slugging percentage of .917. On the mound, she had a 2.79 ERA and struck out 91.
Haughton, which shared second place in the district with Parkway, placed three other players on the first team — sophomore catcher Lacey Dodson, sophomore infielder Savannah O’Neal and senior infielder Ashley Smith.
Dodson batted .338 with 18 RBI. O’Neal hit .400 and had 21 RBI. Smith, who was also a standout pitcher, has signed with Harding University.
Five Parkway players made the first team — junior pitcher Samantha Guile, senior infielder Alexis Rayborn, junior infielder Rebecca Lynch, senior outfielder Mary Kate Bozeman and senior Kelsey Gallman, who made it at utility.
Guile had an ERA of 1.97. She struck out 188 in 132 1/3 innings. Rayborn batted .420 and led the Lady Panthers with 25 RBI. She had five doubles and four home runs. Bozeman, a Millsaps signee, hit .371 with 18 RBI and nine extra-base hits, including six doubles.
Lynch batted .333 with 14 RBI and seven doubles. Gallman was an outstanding fielder at shortstop.
Airline senior infielder Mary Macaulay also made the first team. Macaulay led the Lady Vikings with a .356 average. She had eight extra-base hits, including five doubles, and 13 RBI.
Mark Lambert, who guided Byrd to a 12-0 district record, was named Coach of the Year.
Haughton’s second-team selections were infielder Savannah Salley, outfielder Lauren Edwards and utility Natalie Smith.
Parkway’s second-team selections were pitcher Allie Hunt and outfielder Kendall Lewis.
Airline’s second-team selections were pitcher Hannah Hutson, catcher Brittany Nelson, infielder Kaitlyn Walker and outfielder Kaylee Adams.