Somerset High School senior Brynlee Bigelow was named the 2016 Commonwealth Journal Softball Player of the Year.
Bigelow, who will play collegiate softball at the University of Kentucky, was a force at the plate, on the base paths and behind the plate as the Lady Jumpers’ catcher.
Bigelow barely edged out Pulaski’ Krystin Wilson as the top vote getter. Bigelow accumulated 43 points in the Commonwealth Journal sports writers voting system, while Wilson had a total of 41 points. Bigelow was voted as the top player by 4 of the 5 writers, while Wilson got the other first-place vote.
Bigelow, who made her third straight All-County Softball team, had a .446 batting average, hit 3 home runs, drove in 23 runs and scored 48 runs.
Bigelow banged out 12 doubles and led the county with 8 triples.
Pulaski County High School sophomore Krystin Wilson dominated in the pitcher’s circle for the Lady Maroons this season.
Wilson, who made her second straight All-County team, had a county best 21-14 pitching record, struck out an astounding 256 batters, and had a 1.30 ERA.
At the plate, Wilson maintained a .336 batting average, drove in 16 runs and had 12 doubles.
Southwestern High School senior Madison Cook closed out an amazing career for the Lady Warriors softball team.
Cook, who has made three straight All-County teams, led the county with a .476 batting average and had one homer.
Cook, who tallied 32 voting points, scored 26 runs, hit 19 doubles, 6 triples and stole 18 bases.
Pulaski County High School sophomore Emily Rose made her second straight All-County team.
Rose, who earned 31 voting points, had a .463 batting average for the Lady Maroons.
Somerset High School senior Jordan Lafavers made her fourth straight All-County team.
Lafavers, the Lady Jumpers longtime star pitcher, had a 17-8 record in the circle, struck out 125 batters and had a 3.13 ERA.
Lafavers had a .349 batting average, drove in 19 runs, and belted out 38 hits.
Somerset High School junior Lauren Hibbard made her second straight All-County team.
Hibbard had a .434 batting average, drove in 36 runs and had 56 hits.
Southwestern High School sophomore Emory Wilds made her debut appearance on the CJ All-County Softball team.
Wilds maintained a .352 batting average and scored 16 runs for the Lady Warriors.
Wilds hit 11 doubles, 5 triples and had 10 stolen bases on the season.
Pulaski County High School eighth-grader Eva Gover made her first – of probably many more – All-County Softball team.
Gover had a .370 batting average, hit 2 home runs and drove in 34 runs.
Gover belted out 9 doubles and 2 triples.
Somerset High School freshman Alyssa Richardson made her second All-County Softball team, as she was selected to the elite group in 2014 as a mere seventh-grader.
Richardson had a .381 batting average, drove in 30 runs and scored 38 runs.