Special to the Daily Guide
The 2017 sotball season is over but the post season awards are coming in. Several of the Lady Tigers received honors for their play on the field this year and Waynesville finished a tough season which ended with the Lebanon Yellowjackets in the district semi final.
All District Class 4 District 10
Five of the Lady Tigers received first team all District this year. The Pitcher-Catcher duo of Morgan Loggins and Lacey Sprinkle both earned first team honors as they worked together this season to help the Lady Tigers in their 14-15 season this year.
The fielding by Waynesville this year was spectacular as three Lady Tigers earned first team honors and one earned second team honors. Afatia Poinsette and Malia Jennings both earned the honor for their infield work. Megan Pattison was the only outfielder for Waynesville this year.
Taylor King was selected as second team infielder.
All Conference Ozark Conference
Ozark Conference is a very competitive group of school in Missouri.Morgan Loggins was not only selected for being first team catcher, but she earned something that one player gets selected for every year. She was the Ozark Conference Player of the Year.
Once again the Lady Tigers Fielders shined in the standings. Two of them were first team, while one represented Waynesville on the second team. Afatia Poinsette and Megan Pattison were selected on the first team, while Malia Jennings was selected as second team for infield. Lacey Sprinkle was on an Ozark Conference Honorable Mention Selection for her pitching this year.
Their field performance wasn’'t all that is recognized by the Ozark Conference or Waynesville. Grades are a big part of participating in school and playing a sport is tough to do at the same time. Kailey Cartwright, Megan Pattison, and Katie Spencer were selected on the Academic All Conference team.
Head Waynesville Tiger Coach Scott Turner said this about the girls and their honors, “We are very proud of our players receiving the after season honors. It goes to reflect their hard work and time that they have put into to refine their skills. Morgan's Ozark Conference Player of the Year award is a phenomenal accomplishment for her and the program. To be recognized by the conference coaches as the best player is awesome.”
All-Region Class 4
Two members of the Waynesville Lady Tigers were also Selected to be part of the All Regional team. Morgan Loggins was honored to be on the first team as a catcher. Afatia Poinsett was a second team selection for her infield work.
Waynesville Softball receives post season Softball Honors