Western Hills’ Logan Coffey helped the Wolverines capture their second straight district baseball championship this spring.
Franklin County’s Emily Hampton helped the Lady Flyer softball team reach a top-15 state ranking.
Coffey has been named the Most Valuable Player on this year’s State Journal All-County Baseball Team, and Hampton is the MVP of the State Journal All-County Softball Team for the second year in a row.
Both players were seniors this spring.
Coffey, an infielder, led the Wolverines with a .439 batting average. He had 18 extra-base hits, including five home runs.
Coffey came up big during big games, driving in the tying run in the seventh inning against Woodford County in the district championship game and going 4-for-4 in an early-season game against Franklin County when WHHS rallied from a 6-1 deficit to a 7-6 victory.
Coffey will be playing baseball next year at Marietta College in Marietta, Ohio. The school won its fifth NCAA Div. III national championship this spring.
Hampton, the Lady Flyers’ pitcher, was also the team’s top hitter this season. She hit .419 with three home runs among her 18 extra-base hits.
She went 21-8 in the circle for FCHS, which finished the season with a 29-8-1 record. Hampton had an earned run average of 1.20 with 193 strikeouts and seven shutouts. She gave up just 28 walks in 180 1/3 innings of work.
Hampton, who was named first team all-state in Class 2A and was a Senior East All-Star, will play softball at Transylvania University next year.
Coaches made the picks from their teams, and The State Journal sports staff selected the MVPs.
The all-county teams are as follows.
Zach Arnold, FCHS
The junior catcher just about did it all for the Flyers this season. He was named the team’s MVP, best offensive player and best defensive player.
He has verbally committed to the University of Kentucky.
This past season he hit .446 with six doubles and one home run.
Arnold drove in 16 runs, scored 83 runs and had a .525 on-base percentage. He also had four steals.
Michael Bennett, WHHS
The senior first baseman was also the Wolverines’ top relief pitcher this year.
He had a batting average of .350 with his big hit being a three-run home run against Woodford County in the district championship that broke a tie and scored the winning run for the Wolverines.
Jordan Cumpston, FCHS
A senior pitcher-outfielder, Cumpston hit .265 with 18 RBI and an on-base percentage of .324. He had one home run and four steals.
As the Flyers’ top pitcher, he faced the team’s toughest opponents. He had an earned-run average of 1.08 and a 1-5 record. Opponents’ batting average against him was .249, and he struck out 712 batters in 58 innings of work.
Cumpston has signed to play at Georgetown College next year.
David Current, FCHS
A sophomore outfielder, Current’s batting average was .364. He drove in 12 runs and had seven steals. His on-base percentage was .462.
Jordan Dean, FHS
The Panthers’ junior first baseman hit .371 and had an on-base percentage of .418. He led Frankfort with 17 RBI.
Collin Harris, FHS
A freshman, Harris is the youngest member of the all-county team.
He scored 20 runs to lead the Panthers while hitting .400. He also had an on-base percentage of .500 and a slugging percentage of .564.
Harris played shortstop and catcher this year.
Marcus Howard, WHHS
The senior outfielder-pitcher is making his fourth straight appearance on the all-county team.
Howard was the Wolverines’ top pitcher this year, and he hit around .400. He has signed to play at Indiana University Southeast next year.
Eric Lewis, WHHS
Lewis, a senior, stepped into the starting spot at catcher and excelled behind the plate for the Wolverines, who went 16-16 this year and were the only local team to not have a losing record.
Krystal Cammuse, WHHS
Cammuse led a young team to the district championship and a berth in the regional tournament.
A pitcher, Cammuse had a 2.90 earned-run average. The senior recorded 285 strikeouts in 207.1 innings of work. She also batted .303 with a slugging percentage of .450. She had 12 extra-base hits with one home run.
She was named second team all-state in Class 2A.
Lacinda Hack, FCHS
A senior outfielder, Hack hit .346 for the Lady Flyers with team-highs of 43 RBI and five home runs.
Hack had a fielding percentage of .938. She has signed to play softball and basketball at Alice Lloyd College.
Autumn Lancaster, WHHS
Lancaster, the Lady Wolverines’ senior centerfielder, had a fielding percentage of .920. She hit .338 with an on-base percentage of .436.
Lancaster scored 18 runs and drove in 12.
Ashli Mayes, FCHS
A junior third baseman, Mayes hit .361. She was second on the team in RBI (37) and home runs (4).
Mayes had a fielding percentage of .929 and led team in stolen bases with six. She was selected for the Junior East All-Star team.
Elizabeth Owens, WHHS
Playing at shortstop, Owens had a fielding percentage of .914. The junior had 55 putouts and 30 assists.
At the plate she hit .320 with an on-base percentage of .393. Owens scored 12 runs. Owens was also selected for the Junior East All-Star team.
Aubrey Penn, FHS
The Lady Panthers’ junior catcher, Penn committed just two errors. She batted .362 with nine RBI and five doubles.
Penn had an on-base percentage of .511.
Heather Redmon, FCHS
Redmon, a senior first baseman, was second on Franklin County’s team in hitting with a .377 batting average.
She had 26 RBI and five triples.
Redmon had a .965 fielding percentage with 218 putouts.
Mollie Stephens, FCHS
The Lady Flyers’ senior second baseman, Stephens hit .309 with nine doubles and one triple.
She had a .907 fielding percentage with 52 putouts and 46 assists.