Heritage, Alcovy reign supreme on Citizen softball team

CONYERS -- The softball teams at Heritage and Alcovy had a memorable 2012, and the programs were rewarded with four players each on the all-Citizen first team.

The Patriots, who won 30 games, finished as Region 8-AAAAA runner-up and lost in the round of 16 to eventual state runner-up Pope in coach Jason McBay's first season, were led by first-team all-state pitcher Kierra Camp. Alcovy, a 28-win team that fell in three games to Hillgrove in the Class AAAAAA second round, was led by senior Chelsea Murphy, who dominated on the mound and was lethal at the plate.

Overall, 30 players from the area schools made the Citizen's first, second and honorable mention teams.

First team

Kierra Camp - junior pitcher/infielder, Heritage. Went 18-3 with an 0.39 ERA on the mound, hit .333 with 29 RBIs at the plate. Was named first-team all-state and Region 8-AAAAA pitcher of the year.

Taylor Moser - junior infielder/pitcher, Heritage. Had team-highs in batting average (.473), on-base percentage (.532), hits (43) and RBIs (31). Added 31 stolen bases and went 3-0 with a .228 ERA in 15 innings pitched.

Diamond Callwood - junior shortstop, Heritage. Hit .411 with a .522 on-base percentage and led Patriots with 44 stolen bases.

Kamryn Toney - freshman infielder/pitcher, Heritage. Burst onto the high school scene with a .366 batting average, .464 on-base percentage and a 9-2 record and 0.52 ERA on the mound.

Chelsea Murphy - senior pitcher/outfielder, Alcovy. Went 17-3 with an 0.93 ERA and a .075 WHIP in 127 innings pitched. Also hit .414 with a team-high 37 RBIs.

Kalia Johnson - freshman pitcher/infielder, Alcovy. Hit .517 with a .526 on-base percentage, and went 11-3 on the mound.

Kia Sorrells - senior infielder/outfielder, Alcovy. Hit .556 with a .508 on-base percentage and team-highs in stolen bases with 25 and triples with six.

Marie Peck - senior infielder/catcher, Alcovy. In 29 games, hit .566 with 26 RBIs.

Rylee Rogers - senior pitcher/infielder, Salem. Hit. 455 with a .529 on-base percentage. On the mound, had a 2.229 ERA.

India Davis - junior third baseman, Rockdale. Hit. 520 with 36 stolen bases for Bulldogs.

Candace Johnson - senior center fielder, Rockdale. Hit. 530 with three home runs and 23 stolen bases.

Breanna Richardson - senior left fielder, Rockdale. Mississippi State signee hit .540 with team-highs in RBIs (36) and home runs (5).

Second team

Neshia Morris - junior infielder/outfielder, Alcovy. Hit .390 with 22 RBIs for Tigers.

Morgan Mobley - senior third baseman, Alcovy. A .405 hitter who also had a .426 on-base percentage and a team-high 15 walks.

Taylor Beauchamp - senior shortstop, Salem. Hit .410 with a .433 on-base percentage and a team-high 25 RBIs.

Caitlin Ray - freshman third baseman, Eastside. Hit a team-high .380 for the Eagles.

Carri Wilkerson - junior center fielder, Heritage. Hit .372 with a .486 on-base percentage and tied for second on the team with 31 stolen bases.

Nielah Floyd - senior infielder/outfielder, Heritage. Hit. 347 with .427 on-base percentage and 30 stolen bases for the Patriots.

Taylor Johnson - senior catcher, Rockdale. Hit. 440 with three home runs.

Honorable mention

Chelsie Nolley - junior outfielder, Alcovy; Morgan Beshears - junior catcher/infielder, Alcovy; Raven Smith - freshman outfielder/infielder, Alcovy; Brandie Weathersby - senior outfielder/infielder, Alcovy; Bailey Stewart - freshman catcher, Eastside; Jordan Hilty - senior shortstop, Eastside; Kerstin Hilley - sophomore outfielder, Eastside; Reese Rogers - junior pitcher, Eastside; Whitney Lester - junior pitcher/infielder, Salem; Heidi Shepherd - junior catcher/infielder, Heritage; Cierra Davenport - senior right fielder, Heritage.