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North Forsyth's Mallorie Black crosses home plate during a region tournament game against South Forsyth. - photo by Lily McGregor Photography
Player of the Year

Makenna Segal, South Forsyth, So.

The sophomore couldn’t quite sustain the rampage she went on in non-region play, but Segal was still wildly productive for the War Eagles, hitting .476 with 12 home runs, 31 RBIs and a .596 on-base percentage.

Pitcher of the Year 

Bailey McCachren, Forsyth Central, Jr.

The Tennessee commit was positively unhittable at times, combining sparkling control and a lethal riseball to rack up 142 strikeouts in 98 innings with a 1.57 ERA.

Coach of the Year 

Jim Cahill, North Forsyth

Cahill helped guide the Raiders past plenty of adversity, like a 2-7 start to the season and the loss of standout catcher Ashleigh Grace to a severe injury, and to a region title and first-round playoff series victory.

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West Forsyth's Hannah Guthrie (right) caught fire in the circle during the region schedule for the Wolverines, helping carry them to a berth in the state tournament. - photo by Ian Frazer

First team

P Hannah Guthrie, West Forsyth, Sr.

Had a 1.25 ERA in 100 1/3 innings with 97 strikeouts and three shutouts.

C Kylie League, South Forsyth, Sr.

Shorter signee hit .359 with 13 doubles, one home run and 26 RBIs.

INF Mallorie Black, North Forsyth, Jr.

Georgia Tech commit hit .457 with six home runs, 11 doubles and a 1.344 OPS.

INF Jessie DeNardo, Denmark, Fr.

Duke commit hit .452 with five home runs and a .574 OBP.

INF Abby Martin, North Forsyth, Jr.

Samford commit hit .373 with 15 doubles and five home runs.

INF Kelsey Schell, West Forsyth, Sr.

GCSU signee hit .320 with six doubles and seven home runs.

OF Morgan Kilmer, Denmark, Jr.

Was nearly unstoppable for the Danes, hitting .571 with a home run and a .667 OBP.

OF McKayla Cothran, North Forsyth, So.

Speedy leadoff hitter hit .387 with a .430 OBP and 14 steals.

OF Sadie Waters, Forsyth Central, Sr.

GCSU signee hit .367 with three home runs and a .435 OBP.

UTL Hailey Mize, North Forsyth, So.

Was one of the Raiders’ top bats, hitting .443 with nine doubles, and became their ace by the end of the year, with a 2.84 ERA in 91 innings.

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South Forsyth's Lauren Baccari provided valuable senior leadership for a young War Eagles team. - photo by David Almeda

Second team

P Lauren Baccari, South Forsyth, Sr.

Berry signee had a 2.49 ERA and 127 strikeouts in 149 innings.

C Emily Kraft, West Forsyth, Sr.

Mars Hill signee hit .282 with a home run and 19 RBIs.

IF Sydney Moroney, Forsyth Central, Jr.

Versatile defender hit .352.

IF Allie Sewell, Lambert, Jr.

Hit .328 with two home runs and four doubles.

IF Isabel Hui, South Forsyth, Jr.

Hit .290 with four doubles and 13 RBIs.

IF Hannah Marchman, South Forsyth, So.

Hit. 294 with 10 RBIs and a .333 OBP.

OF Ansley Clark, Forsyth Central, Jr.

Hit .354 with a .400 OBP and 16 steals.

OF Katie Traynor, South Forsyth, So.

Hit .353 with three doubles.

OF Lindsey Nelson, Lambert, Jr.

Samford commit and Region 5-7A Defensive Player of the Year hit .333 with seven extra-base hits and a .410 OBP.

UTL Madison Michael, West Forsyth, Sr.

Tusculum signee hit .273 with 19 RBIs and had a 3.20 ERA in 52 innings.