(Cover photo: Male vs Eastern in the Seventh Region Championship on June 3, 2016. Credit: Sam Draut)
Congratulations to the coaches and players receiving softball honors as awarded by the Kentucky Softball Coaches Association and Kentucky Prep Softball! The awards will be handed out on June 19 during the East/West All Star Game at Georgetown College, Georgetown, KY.
Coach of the Year – Ricky Hoffman, Bullitt East
Player of the Year – Jennifer Peffley, Holy Cross
Coach of the Year – Dean Taylor, Eastern
Player of the Year – Olivia Suski, Male
Coach of the Year – Kelly Cable, Shelby County
Player of the Year – Bailey Curry, Anderson County
Peffley, a junior right fielder, is hitting .550 and has committed to Spalding University. Suski, a junior pitcher, is 23-5 with a 1.80 ERA and 152 strikeouts in 152 innings. She is batting .330 with five home runs, 30 RBIs and seven doubles. Curry, a junior catcher who has committed to Toledo, is batting .543 with 12 home runs, 12 doubles, 39 RBIs and 29 walks. She has a state-record 61 home runs for her career.
All three players helped their teams clinch spots in the state tournament set to begin on June 9.