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Harris takes home MVP honors in GEC

  • Galatia-Thompsonville's Kennedy Harris was named Most Valuable Player by the Greater Egyptian Conference when they announced their All-Conference Team late last week. Harris was joined by two other Bearcats on the list.

    Galatia-Thompsonville's Kennedy Harris was named Most Valuable Player by the Greater Egyptian Conference when they announced their All-Conference Team late last week. Harris was joined by two other Bearcats on the list.
    SHAWN PILKINGTON | FOR THE REGISTER

 
By Michael Dann mdann@dailyregister.com
updated: 6/4/2018 11:57 AM

Kennedy Harris, of Galatia-Thompsonville was named Most Valuable Player of the Greater Egyptian Conference late last week, while Hardin County's Makayla Lane was named Captain.

The Bearcats, who finished 20-4 on the season, added two more players to the All-Conference Team.

Harris, who is headed to Wabash Community College had a .603 batting average this year and finished with an on-base percentage of .622.

Harris, who hit No. 3 in the G-T lineup, led the team in almost every category, finishing with 45 hits, 11 double, three triples and seven home runs. Harris tacked on 45 RBIs to her 34 runs scored and had 31 stolen bases.

Leah Davis, who also made GEC All-Conference, along with Dani Reynolds, led the team in singles with 30 and hit .494

Reynolds was 17-4 in the circle for the Bearcats this season and finished with a 2.1 ERA. She struck out 118, while issuing just 39 walks. Reynolds gave up 52 runs (35 earned) on 90 hits and will be playing next season at Frontier Community College.

The Carrier Mills-Stonefort duo of Abby Whiting and Sienna Figg both made GEC All-Conference, along with Pope County's Emma Collier, Crab Orchard's Catherine Massey and Hardin County's Krista Stanford.

Honorable Mention honors went to Norris City-Omaha-Enfield's Natalie Wilson and Ally Black; Gallatin County's Elizabeth Martin and Audrey Jackson, along with Pope County's Maddie O'neal and Crab Orchard's Ashley Johns.

Michael Dann covers prep and college sports for the Southern Illinois Local Media News Group. Follow him on Twitter: @spydieshooter.