Zerkle voted player of the year
HUNTINGTON -- Cabell Midland infielder Morgan Zerkle was chosen as the Mountain State Athletic Conference softball player of the year.
Zerkle hit .647 for the Knights with four home runs, 23 runs batted in and 59 runs.
Josh Caldwell from Hurricane was named as the coach of the year.
All-MSAC first team players included Cabell Midland infielder Morgan Kelley and outfielder Jenny Brumfield; Hurricane pitcher Courtney Rogers, outfielder Addie Fullen and catcher Linzie Reynolds; and Spring Valley's Cassie Adkins as a utility player.
Players named to the all-conference second team included Huntington High pitcher Rachel Bias and Cabell Midland outfielder Jordan Colliflower along with Hurricane infielders Madison Casto and Cassi Sargent.
Player of the Year
Morgan Zerkle, IF, Cabell Midland
Coach of the Year
Josh Caldwell, Hurricane
P Ali Haynes, Sr., St. Albans
P Courtney Rogers, So., Hurricane
P Alli Burdette, Sr., South Charleston
OF Jenny Brumfield, Sr., Cabell Midland
OF Meredith Cain, Sr., South Charleston
OF Dusti Fisher, Jr., Ripley
OF Allie Fullen, Jr., Hurricane
IF Morgan Kelley, Sr., Cabell Midland
IF Taylor Beckley, Jr., Parkersburg
IF Alyssa Bonhan, Jr., St. Albans
IF Rachel Ward, Sr., George Washington
DH Cassidy Newbrough, So., Parkersburg
U Cassie Adkins, Jr., Spring Valley
C Linzie Reynolds, Sr., Hurricane
P -- Chelsey Hager, Jr., Ripley; Rachel Bias, Jr., Huntington High; Sara Winter, Sr., Riverside.
OF -- Jordan Colliflower, Jr., Cabell Midland; Jahnae McDowell, Sr., Woodrow Wilson; Kaylee Stanley, Jr., South Charleston; Morgan Lanhan, Jr., Parkersburg; Destinae Schmidt, Jr., Riverside.
IF -- Haili McCown, Jr., St. Albans; Mehan Brannon, Jr., Ripley; Madison Casto, So., Hurricane; Ali Ferrell, So. George Washington; Cassi Sargent, So., Hurricane.
DH -- Adrienne Mullins, So., Woodrow Wilson.
U -- Brittany Allison, So., Parkersburg.
C -- Mariah Caudill, Sr., St. Albans.
Special honorable mention
Brooke Jackson, Spring Valley; Ally Funk, Winfield; Kenna Markham, Winfield; Erin Kaplan, Cabell Midland; Nicole Pierson, Hurricane.
Madi Marshall, St. Albans; Kelsey Moore, Ripley; Destini Diegert, Riverside; Chelsie Hall, Nitro; Ashley Mellinger, Ripley; Nichole Brown, Nitro; Meredith Putorek, Princeton; Bailey Rabel, George Washington; Felicia Burton, Riverside; Cara Macklay, Woodrow Wilson.
Morgan Sawyers, Huntington High; Mandi King, Cabell Midland; Abbie Short, Winfield; Emily Davis, Hurricane.
Whitney Jones, St. Albans; Shelby Bowen, Nitro; Courtney Burkhart, Capital; Mallory Goots, Parkersburg; Ali Cunningham, Ripley; Brittany Moore, Princeton; Aaliyah Phillips, South Charleston; Taylor Casto, George Washington; Kaylee Wolfe, Riverside.