By: Lee Ramsey
The All-State honors keep rolling in for Seymour High School athletes as two Lady Eagle softball players, Courtney Ervin and Carly Lewis, recently were named to the TSSAA All-State team.
Courtney Ervin, who has signed a letter-of-intent to play softball for Austin Peay, was the team’s second leading hitter with an average of .417. She was also second in hits with 60 and she led the team in runs scored with 40. She also tied for the team lead with 11 sacrifice bunts. Ervin also led the team with 21 of 24 stolen bases and her on base percentage of .481.
Carly Lewis was one of the primary pitchers on the team. The sophomore pitcher had a 17-4 record on the mound with a 1.16 ERA and 8 shutouts. She limited her opponents to a .177 batting average.
Pitching was not all Lewis had to offer however. The sophomore also was third on the team in hitting with a .401 average and first on the team in RBI’s with 40. Lewis was tied for 1st with 4 home runs, first in double with 13 and triples with 3.
“I’m really excited for these girls,” Head Seymour softball Coach Dana Carter about Ervin and Lewis. “There is no doubt that both these kids deserve to be All-State.”
Ervin has been the starting center fielder since the end of her freshman year and she made the all tournament team that year.
“Courtney has been a great leader and role player the last four years,” Carter said. “She took control of the outfield. She was a great vocal leader by example. At practice she goes the extra mile.
“There is no doubt she deserves to be All-State.”
Lewis made All-State as a sophomore. Coach Carter said she has never coached a player that young who made All-State
“Carly is not only an outstanding pitcher but also an unbelievable ball player all around, playing every single inning of the season either as a pitcher or right fielder,” Carter said. “She had the third highest batting average on the team. Carly had unbelievable pitching stats but also unbelievable hitting statistics.
“Not only is she a great right fielder and a great athlete, but also a hard worker and will do whatever it takes to help her team.
“These are great kids both on the field and off. They make very good grades and they are well behaved. I couldn’t be more proud.”
Two Lady Eagles Make All-State
By: Lee Ramsey