The Alabama Sports Writers Association recognized four local players on its 2019 All-State Softball Team released on Saturday.
Guntersville senior and Jacksonville State signee Kaylyn Dunn made first team as an outfielder in Class 5A.
Dunn appeared in 31 games and collected 81 at-bats, 32 runs, 35 hits, 30 RBIs, five doubles, one triple and 14 home runs. She received 19 walks and was hit by two pitches while batting .432 with an on-base percentage of .549.
The second team in Class 5A featured juniors Hailey Hill of Sardis at second base and Taylor Rutledge of Boaz at designated hitter.
Hill’s performance helped the Lions win Etowah County and Area 13 championships, as well as earn a trip to the AHSAA State Tournament by finishing second in the North Regional.
Hill batted .525 with 63 hits, 48 runs, 15 RBIs and 22 walks. She stole 29 bases.
Rutledge’s bat provided power to the Lady Pirates’ lineup and helped the squad reach the North Regional.
Rutledge participated in 48 games and finished with 140 at-bats, 27 runs, 59 hits, 58 RBIs, 16 doubles and 10 home runs. She received 13 walks and was hit by six pitches. She batted .421 with a .491 on-base percentage.
West End senior Jayleigh Kirby made second team in Class 2A as a designated hitter. Kirby led the Patriots to a runner-up finish in Area 10 and a berth in the West Central Regional.
Kirby totaled 78 at-bats, 30 runs, 42 hits, nine RBIs, six doubles, two triples, one home run and nine walks. She batted .538 with a .705 slugging percentage.