Four Robertson County softball teams advanced all the way to the sectional round this season, and one even went to Murfreesboro for Spring Fling.
Even in an area that excels in softball, this was a banner year.
Without further ado, here is our 2021 All-Robertson County Softball Team:
Position Player of the Year: Raylon Roach, Greenbrier senior
.547 BA, 18 RBIs, 28 SB, District 9-AA Player of the Year, signed with Austin Peay
The best player on the best team is headed to play Division I college softball at Austin Peay and for good reason. The 5-foot-5 speedster had spent years of her life around the program even before she put on the jersey.
This season she led her team to the state tournament, the first for her and her teammates. Roach’s hard work and quickness made her a formidable defender in center field, but she also was a force as the team’s lead-off hitter, finishing with an eye-popping .547 batting average.
Pitcher of the Year: Brianna Asmondy, Springfield junior
141 IP, 16-7, 2 saves, 193 Ks, 1.436 ERA
The reigning Pitcher of the Year from 2019 will retain that title another year. Asmondy led her team to the Region 5-AAA crown, limiting some of the best offenses in the state.
Asmondy’s 1.436 ERA and 193 strikeouts are the best in the county and what led the Lady Jackets deep into the postseason. She will have one more season with the Lady Jackets before moving on to the next level.
Two-Way Player of the Year: Korey Harris, Jo Byrns junior
.461 BA, .566 OBP, 25 RBI’s, 26 SB (96.30%), District 9-A Tournament MVP, 115 IP, 153 Ks
Harris did whatever her team needed her to do. As the Lady Devils’ ace, she pitched a number of vital games in the postseason and performed well enough for her team to reach the sectional round. When she was not on the mound, she held down the shortstop position.
At the plate she reached base in most of her appearances and was a constant threat once she got on, stealing 26 bases and only getting caught once. She will come back next season to a similar role as the Lady Devils’ leader.
Coach of the Year: Kim Snyder, White House Heritage
19-21, District 9-AA regular season champion, District 9-AA runner-up, Region 5-AA runner-up
The Lady Patriots had a successful season despite a lack of experience. The key leaders on the team include junior pitchers Kinsley Caruthers and Brynna Hinshaw, as well as senior outfielder Samantha Burke.
Burke transferred in from California, but the team gelled with her nicely as she provided much-needed leadership. Snyder and assistant coach Emily Nicholson had to lean on and develop young talent. To claim a regular-season district title is quite the accomplishment for the girls and the coaches.
Team of the Year: Greenbrier Lady Cats
35-14, District 9-AA champion, Region 5-AA champion, Class AA state tournament appearance
Greenbrier advanced to the Class AA state tournament for the first time since 2017. The Lady Cats entered the District 9-AA tournament as the No. 3 seed, needing to go through the top two teams White House Heritage and Westmoreland to defend their 2019 title.
Fortunately they hosted the tournament, and the home-field advantage may have been what they needed. They ran the table, winning every district, region and sectional game to get to Murfreesboro. Once there, they won their second game in spectacular fashion with a seventh-inning comeback.
Another banner will be hung on Greenbrier’s outfield wall to memorialize this team, and there are plenty of stories to tell.
C - Kayla Doble, Greenbrier junior
.406 BA, 52 RBIs, 10 HRs, All-District 9-AA
1B - Olivia White, East Robertson junior
.424 BA, 27 RBIs, 2 HRs
2B - Juli Glodoski, White House Heritage sophomore
.327 BA, .378 OBP, 5 HRs, 27 RBIs
SS - Sarah Nicholson, Springfield junior
.548 BA, 15 HRs, 63 H, 41 RBIs, 60 Rs
3B - Gracie Rudd, Greenbrier senior
.351 BA, 40 RBIs, 6 HRs, All-Tournament 9-AA
OF - Samantha Burke, White House Heritage senior
.459 BA, 500 OBP, 12 HRs, 35 RBIs
OF - Maci Ryan, East Robertson sophomore
.432 BA, 21 RBIs, 24 Rs, 2 HRs
OF - Grayson Bryant, Jo Byrns junior
.368 BA, .394 OBP, 22 RBIs, All-Tournament 9-A
P - Rylee Hinkle, East Robertson senior
12-6 pitching record, 2.1 ERA
P/DP - Carley Clinard, Greenbrier senior
.376 BA, 20 RBIs, HR, 20-9 pitching record
P/DP - Grace Walker, Greenbrier sophomore
.342 BA, 38 RBIs, 6 HRs, 14-5 pitching record
P - Kinsley Caruthers, White House Heritage junior
153 K, 3.08 ERA
P - Brynna Hinshaw, White House Heritage junior
70 K, 3.23 ERA
C - Kaley Morrison, Jo Byrns senior
.356 BA, .430 OBP, 25 RBIs, All Tournament 9-A, signed with Calhoun College (Ala.)
C - Savannah Hinkle, East Robertson junior
.450 BA, 29 Rs, 2 HRs, 17 RBIs
C - Hayden Duff, White House Heritage sophomore
.371 BA, .463 OBP, .992 Fielding %, 5 HRs, 21 RBIs
1B - Mackenzie Zaborney, Greenbrier senior
.225 BA, 16 RBIs
1B - Carlee Scott, Jo Byrns senior
.344 BA, .354 OBP, 17 RBIs
2B - Claire Henley, Greenbrier junior
.307 BA, 27 RBIs, All-Tournament 9-AA
SS/P - Julia Arms, Jo Byrns freshman
.333 BA, .308 OBP, 22 RBIs, All-Tournament 9-A
SS - Morghan Henley, Greenbrier sophomore
.331 BA, 25 RBIs
SS - Madison Myers, White House Heritage sophomore
.214 BA, .280 OBP, 7 RBIs
SS - Katie Pennington, East Robertson eighth grader
.394 BA, 29 Rs, 16 RBIs, 3 HRs
3B - Kaley Ezell, East Robertson senior
.382 BA, 25 Rs, 24 RBIs, 3 HRs
OF - Aubrey Clinard, Greenbrier sophomore
.380 BA, 33 RBIs, 6 HRs, All-District 9-AA