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All-County softball

Pitcher/slugger Slaton, veteran coach Hess take top honors after leading Alexandria within a game of 5A state finals.

Alexandria’s Pressley Slaton and Brian Hess take top honors on the 2024 East Alabama Sports Today Class 4A-6A All-Calhoun County softball team. Slaton batted .440 with a .511 on-base percentage and .800 slugging percentage with 14 home runs and 55 RBIs. In the circle, she was 27-8 with a 2.28 ERA and 1.21 WHIP and 227 strikeouts. She was MVP of the Calhoun County tournament. Hess coached the Valley Cubs back to the state tournament after a year’s absence. They won the county tournament, finished 35-15-1 and went 2-2 at the state tournament, falling to 5A state champion Jasper and runner up Moody. (Photos by Joe Medley)

2024 Class 4A-6A All-Calhoun County Softball Team

Player of the year: Pressley Slaton, Alexandria, Jr, P/DP.

Coach of the year: Brian Hess, Alexandria

: Berkley Mooney, Oxford, Sr.
Pitcher: Carli Fritts, White Plains, So.
Catcher: Charlee Parris, Alexandria, So.
Infield: Christian Hess, Alexandria, Sr.
Infield: Ashlyn Burns, Oxford, Sr.
Infield: Allyssa Hunt, Alexandria, Jr.
Infield: Dailyn Wood, Jacksonville, Jr.
Outfield: Jill Cockrell, Alexandria, Sr.
Outfield: Brenlee Sparks, Alexandria, Jr.
Outfield: Alexis Phillips, Jacksonville, Jr.
Designated hitter/utility
Callie Richardson, White Plains, Jr.
Leighton Arnold, White Plains, Jr.
Sara Kate Adams, White Plains, Jr.
Emma Tims-Becerra, Oxford, Fr.
Kaelyn Crossley, Oxford, Sr.

: Teah Evans, Jacksonville, Sr.
Catcher: Cassidy Arnold, White Plains, Sr.
Infield: Clancy Bright, Alexandria, Sr.
Infield: Karli Otwell, White Plains, 8th
Infield: Adajiah Wilson, Oxford, Sr.
Infield: Cali Hess, Alexandria,
Outfield: Braeton Moran, White Plains, Sr.
Outfield: Jayla Jackson, Oxford, Fr.
Outfield: Addi Bradley, White Plains, Sr.
Designated hitter/utility
Halie Smith, White Plains, Sr.
Lyric Williams, Anniston, So.
Libby Strain, Jacksonville, Sr.
Reagan Sanders, Oxford, Sr.

Alexandria: Kaden Pritchett.
Anniston: Layla Tyus, Arianna Storey, Aubree Thomas, Kameriya Thomas.
Jacksonville: Lacey Barnes, Jeā€™henna Engram.
Oxford: Jamea Gaston, Madison Murphy, Chloe Hulsey.
White Plains: Cooper Martin.

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