ADEL -- The Cook High Lady Hornets and the Berrien High Rebellettes dominated the just-named All-Region 1-AA softball team.
Cook's Turrelle Jones was named the Player of the Year, while Berrien's Michelle Jones was named the Coach of the Year. Ten of the 12 players picked were also either from Cook or Berrien High.
In earning the Player of the Year honors, Jones was also the first-team shortstop. She batted .458 in 23 games. She also added 31 runs scored, eight doubles, two triples, 23 RBIs and 20 stolen bases.
"I can remember Turrelle as a freshman. She had a lot of potential. As I watched her over the next four years, she grew and matured into a fine team player. She never missed a practice and had a great work ethic that proved to be an asset to the Cook High Lady Hornets. I'm sure the girls will miss her, but I will miss her most of all," Cook head coach Scott Ray said.
In Nashville, Jones led Berrien High to their first-ever region fastpitch softball championship. In her 16 years of coaching, Jones has eight region titles, four region runner-ups, 12 playoff appearances, four Final Fours, over 300 games won and one state title.
Other members of the All-Region team from Cook High were junior catcher Ashley Quick, senior second baseman Cathy Chambless, senior third baseman Michelle Bernal, junior pitcher Brittney Quick and senior outfielder Drew Parrish.
Ashley Quick hit .397 with four doubles and two triples. Chambless batted .339 with 10 RBIs and nine stolen bases. Bernal had a .344 batting average, 17 runs scored and five doubles.
Brittney Quick batted .455 with eight doubles, 23 RBIs and 29 runs scored. As a pitcher, she had 77 strikeouts. Finally, Parrish batted .323 with 26 RBIs.
Berrien's All-Region team members were junior first baseman Laura Bradford, sophomore pitcher Cortney Hughes, senior outfielder Kelly Peele and junior outfielder Kayla Franklin.
Bradford batted .427 with 20 runs scored, six doubles, three home runs and 28 RBIs. Hughes had a .302 batting average with eight runs scored. Hughes also had 48 strikeouts and a 2.91 ERA. Peele batted .413 with 30 runs scored, six doubles, one home run and 35 stolen bases. Franklin batted .338 with 32 runs scored, seven doubles, two triples, 20 RBIs and 20 stolen bases.
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