FAVC honors 10 locals with All-Conference selections

With the spring sports season all wrapped up, the Fort Ancient Valley Conference named their softball All-Conference teams earlier this month with 11 Clermont County athletes getting the nod for their performance.

Most notably, Glen Este’s skipper Tim Gregory was named Coach of the Year.

Gregory led the Lady Trojans to a 17-8 overall record and 14-2 record in the FAVC. With that tally, Glen Este shared the East Division championship with Turpin, making the Lady Trojans the league champs for the fourth consecutive year.

With such a young team, the Lady Trojans have the pedigree to continue their stellar play for years to come.

Joining her father on the All-Conference honor roll was Kayla Gregory. Kayla, who was also named to the First Team All-Ohio, led a group of three other underclassmen to be named to the First Team All-Conference.

Gregory led the Lady Trojans with a .512 batting average and a .538 on-base percentage. She scored 29 runs, hit 11 doubles, one triple, plated 16 RBI and stole nine bases.

Fellow second-year player Bailey Miller was also named to the First Team. Miller, a pitcher and first baseman, batted .329 with a .413 on-base percentage. She had 26 hits on the year, including five doubles and five home runs. Miller knocked in 27 runs and scored 16 of her own.

Not only did Miller yield a hot bat, but she also pitched in 16 games for the Lady Trojans, garnering a 1.45 earned run average and posting a 6-3 record.

Similar to Miller, freshman pitcher and first baseman Brooke Parker was also named to the First Team.

Parker, who split time with Miller, also pitched in 16 games. Over the 81.2 innings she pitched, Parker earned an 11-4 record that included 93 strikeouts, resulting in a 1.11 ERA.

At the plate, Parker batted .444 and had a .524 on-base percentage. Parker had 32 hits that included seven doubles and one home run. She knocked in a team-high 28 runs and scored nine times.

The last Lady Trojan to be named to the First Team was freshman outfielder Bailee Sanders. Sanders batted .387 with 19 RBI. Playing in all 24 of the team’s games, Sanders recorded 24 hits and scored 12 runs.

The Milford Lady Eagles also had a pair named to the First Team All-Conference in senior Kahla Simmons and freshman Maddie Davis.

Simmons, an infielder, batted .349 with a .421 on-base percentage. She played in all 26 games for the 12-14 Lady Eagles, racking up 29 hits, including five doubles, one triple and two home runs. Simmons knocked in 20 runs and stole nine bases.

As for Davis, a sophomore outfielder, she led the Lady Eagles with a .353 batting average stemming from her 30 hits that included seven doubles and two triples. Davis had 20 RBI, nine stolen bases and 22 runs scored.

Both the Lady Trojans and Lady Eagles had one Second Team All-Conference selection and one Honorable Mention.

For the Lady Trojans, sophomore outfielder Katelyn Maynard was named to the Second Team All-FAVC and sophomore third baseman Kenzi Hall an Honorable Mention.

For Milford, senior outfielder Heidi Troll was named to the Second Team All-Conference and senior infielder Alison Moore was an Honorable Mention.