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June 12, 2014

Lady Warriors’ Dynamic Duo

Southwestern softball’s Fourman and Molden selected to Kentucky East-West All-Stars

Somerset — The dynamic duo.

A one-two punch.

A winning combination.

Whatever you want to call them, the pair of Destiny Molden and Sydney ‘Dozer’ Fourman have been nothing short of spectacular for the Southwestern High School softball team over the past few years.

After a successful 2014 high school softball season, the pair of Lady Warriors are being rewarded with a trip to this weekend’s annual Kentucky East-West All-Star Series at Ballard High School in Louisville.

Molden will play for the East Junior all-star team, while Fourman will suit up for the East Senior all-star squad. Each of the four Kentucky all-star teams were chosen by coaches in the Kentucky Softball Coaches Association (KSCA).

Fourman, who just ended her career at Southwestern and will continue her journey at Lindsey Wilson College, is extremely thankful to have been chosen to this year’s all-star game.

“To be selected to as one of the top senior softball players in the east is really an honor,” began Fourman. “Not many girls have been chosen from Southwestern over the years and it being my senior year, makes it that much more special.”

Molden is going to represent her team, her community, and her region at this weekend’s softball panorama in Louisville.

“I would just like to say being chosen for East-West was an honor and privilege,” Molden said. “Not many make it their junior year of high school, and for me to be hand selected from a huge group of coaches across the state is a blessing in itself. When I attend this all-star game, I will give my all to not only support my Southwestern softball team, but to support our county teams and region teams, as well. I thank those who made this possible for such an amazing opportunity.”

This past season, the pair of local softball standouts helped lead the Lady Warriors to a 21-9 record and their ninth consecutive 48th District championship. Southwestern’s season ended in a 6-5 loss to Boyle County in the semifinals of the 12th Region Tournament.

Fourman racked up several awards in her senior campaign, being named the 12th Region Player of the Year and being chosen Third Team All-State in Class AAA. The Southwestern senior was also chosen the All-Tournament teams in both the 48th District and 12th Region Tournaments.

At the plate, Fourman went .548 with an on-base percentage of .642 in a season that included 46 hits, 12 home runs, and 46 RBI’s. Pitching-wise, Fourman went 21-9 with an earned run average of 1.49 and 159 strikeouts.

Fourman is thankful to have been a part of the Southwestern softball program for the past six seasons.

“I feel like Southwestern softball is all I’ve known for the past six years,” told Fourman. “I have been a part of the program since seventh grade, and I can honestly say ‘I don’t know where time has gone.’ It seems like just yesterday when we all were brought up from middle school. Now, I have graduated and turned the page to the next chapter of my softball career at the collegiate level. With all of that being said, none of it would have been possible without the support of every one of my teammates, coaches, family, and most importantly, my mom and dad.”

Molden, who played catcher this past year for Southwestern, went .446 at the dish with an on-base percentage of .500. The Lady Warrior junior had 46 hits, one home run, and 35 RBI’s.

In her junior campaign, Molden was glad that she got to play a role in the overall success of the Lady Warriors, who made it to the semifinals of the regional tournament for the first time since 2011.

“I enjoyed getting to catch one of my very best friends, Sydney ‘Dozer’ Fourman, who also made the East-West team, but for the senior group,” told Molden. “I grew as a player loving to catch this year, and I can't picture myself anywhere else in the field – behind the plate is where I'm at home. This year, my batting of course had its ups and downs. I'm normally known as the third batter in the line-up and having many homeruns, but this year I was brought up in the fourth position to hit more line shots and base hits. Even though this was a change for me, I noticed how much more the base hits and line drives helped my team so I was definitely okay with that.”

Molden, just like her teammate Fourman, wants to play softball at the collegiate level.

“Closing up my junior year, I have decided I want to take my softball talent to the next level,” continued the Lady Warrior catcher. “I am currently looking for schools mainly across the state, but also a few out of the state to further my education and play softball. I can't wait to see what my senior year has in store for me.”

There will be four games that will take place this weekend in Louisville: East Seniors versus East Juniors, West Seniors versus West Juniors, East Juniors versus West Juniors, and East Seniors versus West Seniors. All four games will be played at Ballard High School.

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