West Liberty-Salem junior catcher Kenedie Cox and sophomore pitcher Kelsey Day have each been named honorable mention All-Ohio in Division III softball.
“I’m really proud of both of these girls for earning All-State Honorable Mention; they are both deserving of the recognition. Both of the girls had awesome seasons, and luckily we will have Kenedie for another year and Kelsey for two more years. They have a great pitcher/catcher relationship, and they’re always striving to get better for each other and for their team,” said WL-S Coach Kenleigh Farris.
“Kenedie is very quick, instinctive, and aggressive. As a catcher, she has a great arm and the ability to move well behind the plate. Only a handful of girls even attempted to steal on her this year. As a leadoff hitter, she always found a way to get on base (.624 OBP) and because of her quickness, it wasn’t long until she stole a base or two and scored. She’s a left-handed hitter who is able to bunt, slap, and hit for power in order to get on base.
“Kelsey is very powerful, disciplined and tough. As a pitcher, she worked very hard all season to perfect her pitches and locations. She used a great mix of speed and movement to fool batters all season long, and she also fielded her position well. As a hitter, Kelsey is extremely powerful. She led the team in doubles, triples, and RBIs. She has a great eye and is very mechanically sound. Not only could she hit for power, but she was able to execute bunts for the team. She is an extremely great hitter and runs the bases well,” Farris added.
Cox batted .582 in 91 at-bats and Day hit .529 with 42 RBI.
On the mound, Day was 17-6 with a 2.05 ERA.
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