2018-12-05 / Front Page

Lady Pirates’ Honored

By: Glenda Bailey


L-R: Carter Ann Houston, Jahla Kyles, Taylor Cason, Myla Branch,Hannah Williams, Hayle Brown, Baylee Tabb, Aubry Gaughan, Harlie Middleton, Morgan Cason, Lacey Simmons, MaHaylee Mitcham, and Camryn Vann. L-R: Carter Ann Houston, Jahla Kyles, Taylor Cason, Myla Branch,Hannah Williams, Hayle Brown, Baylee Tabb, Aubry Gaughan, Harlie Middleton, Morgan Cason, Lacey Simmons, MaHaylee Mitcham, and Camryn Vann. On Thursday, November 29, Coach Eddie Whitaker and Coach Jason Houston held a banquet honoring the 2018 MCHS Lady Pirates’ Softball Team at Moby Dick. The meal was chosen from the menu, and Coach Jason Houston blessed the food prior to awards being presented. Coach Eddie began by thanking all the parents, Booster Club administration, AD - Mike Simmons, Viola Williams, Glenda Bailey, Jason Houston, Mitch and Tammy Vann, his daughter Kelly, Mr. Odell Cooper, Mr. Grady Fulghum, Shawn Whitaker, and his and Jason’s wives.

Coach Eddie stated, “We had a brief season due to Hurricane Michael. We ended 14-9 and had a tougher schedule this year. Four of the teams we played against were in the Elite 8. This senior class record is 63-39 in these past fours, and we made state playoffs all four years as well. Lady Pirates receiving Team Letter awards are as follows: seniors - Myla Branch, Hayle Brown, Taylor Cason, Aubrey Gaughan, and Jahla Kyles; juniors - Harlie Middleton, Camryn Vann, and Lacey Simmons; sophomores - Morgan Cason, Carter Ann Houston, Mahaylee Mitcham, Baylee Tabb, and Hannah Williams.”


(L-R): Aubry Gaughan, Myla Branch, and Baylee Tabb. (L-R): Aubry Gaughan, Myla Branch, and Baylee Tabb. Next, Coach Eddie stated, “We have six Region Award winners, most first teamers of any team and remember as the bottom of the region gets better these awards are getting tougher to get.” First Team All-Region recipients are Harlie Middleton ( Highest team batting average .439), MaHaylee Mitcham (second highest with a .421), Jahla Kyles with a .392 batting average; and Camryn Vann. Camryn pitched 110 innings, 1.92 ERA, and 101 Ks with a record of 9-9. The Honorable Mention All-Region Award went to Hayle Brown (.356) and Taylor Cason (.341). Team awards were presented to Baylee Tabb, Most Improved; Pirate Award was presented to Aubrey Gaughan, and the Tully Award was presented to Myla Branch.


Taylor Cason and Hayle Brown. Taylor Cason and Hayle Brown. Another year of Lady Pirate softball has come and gone, but the friendship and memories will last forever. Senior ladies, your presence will be missed next season on the diamond, but always remember - Once a Lady Pirate; Always a Lady Pirate!



(L-R): Jahla Kyles, Harlie Middleton, Camryn Vann, and MaHaylee Mitcham. (L-R): Jahla Kyles, Harlie Middleton, Camryn Vann, and MaHaylee Mitcham.

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