We at Grassroots Media are excited to announce our All-Greene County softball team.
The team was selected by the Grassroots Media staff with input from local coaches. Selections are based on performance and production during the 2023 season.
We were fortunate to see three Greene County teams advance to the region tournament this year, and one made it all the way to the state tournament. Some truly spectacular seasons were turned in by a plethora of great players, and that meant there were a lot of worthy candidates to choose from. Selections were not taken lightly, but our staff watched more games than anybody else and because of that we feel like we have given you the best team we can to represent Greene County softball.
So without further ado, here is your Grassroots Media All-Greene County softball team.
PLAYER OF THE YEAR – Cambell Gaby, North Greene
North Greene’s Cambell Gaby was truly elite at the plate and in the circle this season, and because of that she has been selected as our Greene County Player of the Year.
In the circle is where Gaby really shined, and digging deep into her numbers will really make your jaw drop. To start she had a 1.14 ERA in 158.2 innings pitched with a 20-6 record. She struck out 230 batters and only walked 28.
But when you really start to break down the numbers you truly see her dominance. Gaby averaged just 3.3 pitches per batter because 74 percent of her pitches were strikes. She only used 13.4 pitches per inning. In 2,128 pitches she had just three wild pitches and four passed balls. She struck out 36 percent of the batters she faced and struck out 1.45 batters per inning. She struck out 8.2 batters for every batter she walked. She held opponents to a .172 batting average, and that dropped to .165 with runners in scoring position.
Then when the Lady Huskies were on offense she led the way as well. Gaby led North Greene with .517 batter average to go with a .571 on base percentage. She smacked 15 doubles and five home runs to go with 22 RBIs and 43 runs scored.
Gaby has signed to play college softball at Johnson University
Makayla Ramsey, Chuckey-Doak
From the circle Chuckey-Doak senior Makayla Ramsey led the Lady Knights to a District 1-2A championship and an appearance in the Region 1-2A Tournament. At the plate she hit .308 with four doubles, one home run, 11 RBIs, and 12 runs scored. Ramsey will play collegiately at Walters State
Saniah Atchison, Chuckey-Doak
Chuckey-Doak sophomore Saniah Atchison led the Lady Knights’ offense this season with a .333 batting average. She was also top on the team with 15 runs scored, two home runs, one triple, and 13 stolen bases. In addition she had two doubles, eight RBIs and a .421 on-base percentage.
Hayleigh Taylor, Chuckey-Doak
Hayleigh Taylor was an offensive and defensive standout for Chuckey-Doak this season as the Lady Knights claimed the District 1-2A championship. The shortstop hit .321 with two doubles, six RBIs, and 15 runs scored. She also stole six bases and struck out just three times all season.
Kyla Jobe, Greeneville
Greeneville’s Kyla Jobe was an impressive freshman a year ago, but as sophomore she became a dominant force for the Lady Devils. Hitting out of the leadoff spot Jobe batted .477 with a .524 on-base percentage. She had 52 hits and 28 of them went for extra bases, with 15 doubles, six triples and seven home runs. She knocked in 26 runs, scored 47 and on the base path she was successful on 28 of 30 steal attempts.
Jobe was also a standout at shortstop with a 91.2 fielding percentage. She had 74 put outs, 60 assists and was part of eight double plays.
Lydia Darnell, Greeneville
Lydia Darnell was a powerful bat in the heart of Greeneville’s lineup this season. She hit .448 with an on-base percentage of .526. She had 12 doubles, two home runs, 26 RBIs, 26 runs scored, 15 walks, and she struck out just eight times in 115 plate appearances.
Lauren Million, Greeneville
Lauren Million became another dangerous bat for Greeneville in her junior campaign. This spring she had a .376 batting average with a .430 on-base percentage. Million had 10 doubles, three home runs, 21 RBIs and scored 18 runs.
Madison Carpenter, Greeneville
Madison Carpenter took over behind the plate this season for Greeneville and quickly became a standout. She hit .371 with a .447 on-base percentage. She had four doubles, 25 RBIs and scored 32 runs. Defensively she had a 98.5 fielding percentage and caught 8-of-41 steal attempts.
Anna Weems, North Greene
North Greene’s Anna Weems made the most of her senior season and became one of the area’s best bats. She turned in a .469 batting average with a .531 on-base percentage. She had eight doubles, one triple and six home runs to go with 29 RBIs and 34 runs scored.
Her biggest hit came in the Region 1-1A championship game where she sent a solo home run out of the park in the sixth inning to lift North Greene to a 2-1 win over Cosby.
Behind the plate she was a big part of Gaby’s success in the circle. She made just one error in 167.1 innings at catcher, which was good for a 99.6 fielding percentage.
Haley Bailey, North Greene
As a junior North Greene centerfielder Haley Bailey became a dominant force in the heart of the batting order for the Lady Huskies. She hit .419 with a .457 on-base percentage. She had 10 doubles, one home run, scored 16 runs, and had a county best 35 RBIs.
Matti Phillips, North Greene
The North Greene softball team could have been in real trouble when it found out Zoe Sanders, a two-year starter at shortstop, would miss the whole regular season. But freshman Matti Phillips stepped up in a big way to fill the void in the middle of the infield and at the top of the lineup.
In her first season of high-school softball Phillips hit .333 with a .434 on base percentage. She had 11 doubles, two home runs, 12 RBIs and 34 runs scored.
Kortnei Bailey, South Greene
Kortnei Bailey did a little bit of everything for South Greene in her freshman season, pitching, catching, playing infield and outfield at different times. At the plate she hit .310 with two doubles, 11 RBIs and 17 runs scored.
Alissa Lawson, West Greene
Alissa Lawson was West Greene’s leader on offense this season with a .417 batting average. She had .475 on-base percentage, one double, six RBIs and eight runs scored.