Lady Trojans honoredPublished 10:31am Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Six members of the most productive offense in the Alabama Community College Conference this season have received either All-Region or All-Division honors.
Central Alabama’s Anna Gayle Norris, Taylor Clinkenbeard, Brianna Buie, Whitney Woodard, Emily Miller and Haley Rainwater all earned post-season honors from the ACCC.
Norris and Clinkenbeard each were named First Team All-Region 22 and First Team All-ACCC Central Division.
Buie and Woodard were Second Team choices to the All-Region 22 team and First Team All-ACCC Central Division.
Miller was named First Team All-ACCC Central Division, and Rainwater earned a spot on the division’s second team.
As the most dangerous bat in the Lady Troans’ lineup, Norris hit .434, putting 12 pitches out of the yard during the season and driving in a team-high 85 runs, which was good for second-best in the ACCC.
Norris scored 50 runs, and her 79 hits ranked eighth in the ACCC. She hit 19 doubles (fifth-best mark in the conference) and accumulated a .736 slugging percentage, which was the fourth-highest mark in the ACCC.
Clinkenbeard was the premier run-scored in the ACCC.
She accounted for an ACCC-leading 94 runs scored, 58 walks and 91 stolen bases. The sophomore was only caught stealing twice in 93 attempts, and she had more steals than hits on the season (86, sixth-best in ACCC).
Clinkenbeard batted .475 on the season, which was No. 3 in the conference, and her .606 on-base percentage was second-best in the ACCC.
Buie hit 10 homers (second-best on team) and 19 doubles (tied for team lead), driving in 54 runs (third-best on the team).
Woodard was second on the team with 81 runs scored and 78 RBIs. She also hit seven home runs. Her 39 stolen bases ranks her No. 4 in the ACCC, and she also hit .413 on the year.
Miller collected 67 hits and runs scored, and was responsible for 57 RBIs.
She also hit .321 for the Lady Trojans this season.
Rainwater, a freshman this season, scored 60 runs for CACC and hit .413 this season.
Like Clinkenbeard, she had more runs scored than hits (59).
Rainwater, Norris, Woodard and Buie will return next year for the Lady Trojans as they attempt to improve on their 40-18 record from this past season.