Smith, Woodard named to Super All-State



The Alabama Sports Writers Association has named their high school all-state teams for the 2019 season. Each team represents the best players in each of eight classes. ASWA selects a player of the year and hitter of the year in each class, as well as the super 10 players, regardless of class.

Hayden’s Lindsey Smith and Savannah Woodard were both selected to the Super All-State Softball team. Smith, a sophomore and Class 5A State Tournament MVP, batted .460 with 21 home runs, 74 RBIs, 69 hits, 67 runs, 11 doubles, and produced 2.4 runs per game. Woodard, a senior and University of Alabama signee, belted 13 homers with 91 hits, 15 doubles, 81 runs, 27- 27 steals, .506 batting average, and produced 2.3 runs per game.

Both girls were named to the Class 5A first team. Smith was also named 2019 Hitter of the Year while Woodard was named 2019 Pitcher of the Year. Teammates Miah Simmons, pitcher, and Katelyn Belding, infielder, were named to the Class 5A second team.

Two J.B. Pennington Tigers were also recognized by the ASWA. Both Alanna Goble and Shea Putman were named to the Class 3A first team. Noble was selected as a pitcher and Putman as a utility player.

Oneonta’s Brodie McCracken was recognized for his stellar pitching this season being named to the ASWA Baseball Class 4A second team.

The All-State softball and baseball teams are selected by the ASWA’s prep committee, based on nominations from high school baseball coaches from around the state.