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Dupree headlines All-State list

Posted: December 12, 2012 - 12:23am
Taylor Dupree was Region 2-AAAAA Player of the Year and Class AAAAA State Player of the Year.  Photo by Jim Blaylock
Photo by Jim Blaylock
Taylor Dupree was Region 2-AAAAA Player of the Year and Class AAAAA State Player of the Year.

Though the high school softball season ended more than a month ago, the accolades continue to pour in.

Greenbrier’s Taylor Dupree tops the list of county players from Class AAAAA and AA recently named to respective all-state teams.

Dupree, the Lady Wolfpack’s junior shortstop, was the Region 2-AAAAA Player of the Year and voted the 2012 Class AAAAA State Player of the Year.

Dupree is the fifth Greenbrier player – and first junior – to win the honor. She joins Kristan Glover (2004), Tiffany Blackburn (2006), Kaila Hunt (2009) and Savannah Coon (2010).

She broke the Lady Wolfpack’s single-season batting average, hitting .530 with six doubles, two triples, one home run, 19 stolen bases and 18 RBI. She has verbally committed to College of Charleston.

Joining Dupree on the Class AAAAA All-State team was Greenbrier sophomore Maddie Hunt, who batted .421 and scored 43 runs with five triples.

Harlem, which went 29-9 in 2012 and won the Region 3-AA title, placed three players on the Class AA All-State first team.

All three played in all 38 games, led by the Region 3-AA Player of the Year Lindsey Stokes. The Lady Bulldogs’ junior third baseman batted .529 while slugging seven home runs and 10 doubles with 37 RBI.

Senior outfielder Haley Mays ignited the Lady Bulldogs offense from her leadoff position with a .429 batting average. She scored 36 runs and will play in the state all-star game. Pitcher Amber Garrett had an outstanding season both on and off the mound and was the only freshman named to the AA first team. She was 16-4 with one save, a 1.29 ERA in just over 113 innings pitched and struck out 100 while walking just 38. At the plate, Garrett batted .417 with 11 doubles and 32 RBI.

Greenbrier third baseman Kirsten McMonigle was one of two freshmen to be named to an all-state team, receiving Class AAAAA second team honors. McMonigle played a sparkling hot corner and batted .400, scored 30 runs and stole 17 bases in 19 attempts. Catcher Lee Anne Rees was also named to the second team after a year in which she handled the Lady Wolfpack’s pitching staff almost flawlessly while batting .355 with eight doubles, two home runs and 37 RBI.

Evans’ third baseman Savanna Gladue received Class AAAAA honorable mention after helping lead the Lady Knights to the Class AAAAA state playoffs while batting .353, and scoring 36 runs.

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