The Alabama Sports Writers Association officially released its all-state teams for baseball and softball last week. There were 15 players from around Elmore County who made the cut with Holtville, Tallassee and Edgewood all having multiple players on the lists.
KK Dismukes led the way, representing the Bulldogs softball team as a utility player on the Class 4A first team. Dismukes, who hit a school-record 23 home runs during her senior season, was named the 4A Hitter of the Year and finished third in the Miss Softball voting. Bulldogs third baseman Brooke Cooper was honorable mention.
Holtville’s Drew Nobles won the 4A Pitcher of the Year in baseball after striking out 108 batters and posting a 1.19 ERA across 64 1/3 innings. He was named as a first team pitcher while teammate Mikey Forney was listed as an honorable mention infielder.
Tallassee’s softball team had four players across the Class 5A all-state team, led by freshman Chloe Baynes. After finishing with a .669 batting average and 82 stolen bases, Baynes was named as a first-team outfielder.
Jordan Walters set school records for pitching wins and doubles to earn honorable mention. Tallassee’s Belle Haynes was named as a second-team infielder while catcher Lexi Love got honorable mention.
Will Blocker was Tallassee’s lone representative on the baseball field, earning second-team honors as a designated hitter in 5A. Blocker finished the season with a 1.015 OPS while leading the Tigers with 22 RBIs.
Elmore County was represented by two players on the baseball team. Taylor Henderson was named to the Class 4A first team as an outfielder after batting .423 this season. He led the Panthers with 32 RBIs and had two doubles and seven triples. Austin Downey capped off his career with his second appearance on all-state.After recording a 1.63 ERA across 13 appearances, Downey was named to the second team as a pitcher.
Madison Britt was the first Elmore County softball player to be named to the all-state team since Elissa Brown in 2016. Britt was listed as a second-team designated hitter.
Edgewood softball led the way with most honors from one team, putting four players and one coach on the AISA all-state team. Mark Segrest was named as the Coach of the Year after leading the Wildcats to a second consecutive state championship.
Mary Michael Burnham was named as a first-team pitcher in AISA after posting a 0.70 ERA in 210 innings for the Wildcats. Faith Wheat was also named to the first team after batting .378 and stealing 40 bases for the Wildcats. Grayson Laney was named as a second-team infielder while outfielder Kelley Green received honorable mention.