Lady Dawgs Named All Region
Courtesy of TCHS
The Toombs County High School Lady Dawgs Softball team had an amazing 2023 season as they took their first ever trip to Columbus for the State Tournament and finished the season as #6 in the State. Now that the season is over, it is time to honor those Lady Dawgs who were recognized for their outstanding play by the Region 3AA coaches.
Juniors Casey Cantwell, Nora Grace Mercer and Shaylin Stringer received First Team All Region honors.
Cantwell hit .391 in Region play this season. She was the team leader in doubles with 12 and RBI’s with 22. Cantwell also pitched 56 innings, allowing 456 hits with 62 strikeouts. She ended the season with an ERA of 2.12.
Nora Grace Mercer finished the season with a batting average of .360 with four doubles and a triple. Mercer led the team in runs scored with 22 runs.
Shaylin Stringer hit .322 with five doubles and two home runs. She was also the Bulldogs' starting pitcher with 139 innings and a 1.1 ERA and 190 strikeouts.
Second Team All Region honors went to Senior Kassidy Brantley and Junior Aniston Powell. Brantley ended the season with a batting average of .318 with 3 doubles and 15 RBI’s. Powell hit .304 in Region play with four doubles and 13 RBI’s.
Sophomores Emerson Powell and Natalie Quintero were All Region Honorable Mention. Powell was a giant on defense while playing shortstop this season. She hit in the number two spot for the Lady Dawgs and was asked numerous times to sacrifice her chances to hit. However, Powell ended the season hitting .292 with four doubles and two triples.
Quintero finished the season with a .325 batting average which included seven doubles and twelve RBI’s. Quintero was a standout player during Toombs County’s playoff run as the leader in hitting with a .438 batting average, including three doubles and four RBI’s.
Toombs County's Head Coach Hayne Brant said, “Congratulations to all our Lady Dawgs on these accomplishments. We had a great season, and these girls made that happen. We are already looking forward to what we can accomplish next year.”