On the heels of a couple of second round appearances in the Class 6A playoffs, the Brunswick High and Glynn Academy softball teams each saw multiple players receive All-Region 2-6A honors.
Three players — catcher Molly Williford, outfielder Alyssa Giles, and utility player Rachel Eubank — represented the Pirates on the all-region first team. Pitcher Erica Bentley and utility player Kalyn Harris earned second team nods, and Jayla Hollingsworth and Raelyn DePratter received honorable mention.
The Terrors were represented on the first team by pitcher Annie Chance and outfielder Lexi Peters. Infielders Anna Lee Mancil and Katie Wagner along with utility player and freshman Madysen Wilborn earned second team honors while Kenzie Alves and Jordan Wallen earned honorable mention.
Brunswick finished the season 10-14 after capturing the No. 3 seed in the region and going on the road to upset first-round opponent M.L. King in dominant fashion before ultimately falling against Creekview in the second round.
Williford was a defensive ace for the Pirates, recording a team-high fielding percentage of .963 on 87 total chances. She played 77 innings behind home plate and only allowed eight passed balls on the season. Giles slashed .484/.570/.844 and led the team in doubles (six), home runs (five), runs (27), steals (14), and walks (14) while striking out just five times.
Brunswick got a team-high 19 RBI from Eubank on a .349/.431/.619 line. Her nine extra-base hits were the second most on the team.
Bentley pitched 100.1 of 133.2 innings in 21 appearances for the Pirates and compiled an 3.14 ERA with 84 strikeouts to 42 walks. The highlight of her season came in the first round when she threw two straight no-hitters against M.L. King, striking out 15 and walking just two over nine frames.
Harris slashed .341/.472/.439 with seven RBI and 13 runs, Hollingsworth hit .300 and finished second on the team with 16 runs, and DePratter tallied seven RBI and nine runs in addition to playing solid defense in the infield.
Glynn Academy reached the postseason at 10-15 as the No. 4 seed in the region, but it quickly made its presence felt by sweeping Mt. Zion-Jonesboro out of the first round in a couple of routs. It was the first time the Terrors advanced in the playoffs since 2016.
Although Glynn’s season ended a round later against River Ridge, it was a memorable campaign headed by Chance, who compiled a 3.51 ERA while pitching 107 2/3 of the team’s 157 1/3 total innings over 16 starts and 21 total appearances. She also recorded team-highs in hits (32), doubles (six), home runs (four), and RBI (30) on a .444/.545/.722 slash line.
Peters hit .350/.466/.417 in 77 plate appearances, notching 14 RBI, 15 steals, and scoring 14 runs in addition to stellar defense in the outfield that saw her rank second on the team in fielding percentage among the players with 10 or more total chances.
Mancil drew a team-high 21 walks while striking out just 11 times, and she slashed .423/.554/.620 while leading the team with 31 runs, 31 stolen bases and six triples. Wagner walked 13 times and notched 14 RBI and 21 runs.
Alves only made seven errors in 123 total chances in the infield and she finished second on the team with 19 RBI. Wallen scored 12 runs for Glynn Academy and her four extra-base hits were the fourth-most on the team.
As a freshman, Wilborn hit .333 and had a .410 on base percentage. She recorded 11 hits, six RBI and seven runs. Wilborn's batting average is tied for the fifth best on the team. Her RBIs were tied for third best on the team as well.