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October 20, 2014

St. Clair County well-represented on All-State softball team

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Posted: Monday, June 23, 2014 11:14 pm

Three St. Clair County softball players were named to the 2014 Alabama Sports Writers Association All-State Softball Team recently.

Moody senior pitcher Haley Grave Fulmer, along with Springville senior centerfielder Hayden Henderson made the team from Class 5A, while Ragland senior Kailey Echols made it in Class 1A.

Fulmer said she was shocked she made the All-State Team.

“I could not have accomplished what I did without my teammates,” Fulmer said.

Fulmer finished the season with an overall record of 18-5.

Like Fulmer, Henderson said she was really shocked that she made the team.

“It was surprising,” Henderson said. “With it being my senior year, it’s an honor. I want to thank my teammates and Coach Chris Williams for being so awesome. Coach Williams helped me so much the past six years.”

Henderson was Springville’s leadoff hitter, and she batted .528 and scored 71 runs. She had 108 hits on the season, second best in the history of the state.

Echols has been the heart of the Lady Purple Devil softball team for the past several years. All total, she spent six years as a member of the varsity squad, and won three state championships in those six years.

“It is an honor to be named to the All-State Team,” Echols said.

Named Honorable Mention to the ASWA All-State Team were Springville seventh-grade pitcher Abbey Swaney, Springville sophomore first baseman Rian Brown and Leeds senior first baseman Magan Ball.

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