By Will Johnson
EAST TEXAS – The Texas Sportswriters Association (TSWA) released its annual All-State list for softball on Sunday, July 15 and as the selections showed, these girls can play a little softball behind the pine curtain.
A total of seven area players were selected for All-State honors at the Class 3A and 2A levels.
For the third consecutive year, Grapeland Sandiette Cadie Belle Currie was
Mimi Sandovalselected to the TSWA All-State team as she received Honorable Mention recognition. In both 2017 and 2018, Currie was selected for First Team honors. The junior left- hander’s complete season stats were unavailable.
Joining Currie on the All-State list were cross county rivals Lovelady Lady Lions Mimi Sandoval and Jacy Stubblefield. Sandoval had a record of 17-5 with 304 strikeouts in 148.1 innings pitched. The freshman right-hander also recorded an ERA of 0.567.
Stubblefield was the catalyst for the Lady Lions’ offense. She had an OBP of .470 and a batting average of .371. In addition, the sophomore centerfielder stole 31 bases and walked 17 times.
At the Class 3A level, the Trinity Lady Tigers were well represented as four players were selected to the TSWA All-State list. Cynthia Sizemore was selected to the All-State Second Team, while Bailey Butcher, Kori Smith and Mallory Stout were selected for Honorable Mention honors.
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