The county’s softball powerhouses were once again on display, this time at Jones College in the Mississippi Association of Coaches All-Star softball games.
A trio of Monroe County players represented on the junior and senior 1A/2A/3A teams as Smithville’s Annie Brooke Morgan played in the senior game and Hatley’s Bre Harmon and Smithville’s Chloe Summerford played in the junior games.
The North all-stars took both wins in the junior game, 7-5 on Friday night and 7-0 on Saturday. Summerford pitched the final three innings in the first game, allowing just one run and striking out two.
She played shortstop and all three outfield spots when not pitching, driving in three runs on the weekend.
Harmon started at short in the first game but was unable to play in the second one due to injury.
Summerford is a Northwest softball commit, while Harmon is a Northeast commit.
Houston’s P.J. Cooper was the North team’s Most Valuable Player in the junior games as Harmon’s and Summerford’s team was coached by Andy Richey from Tupelo Christian and Dana Rhea from Kossuth.
Morgan was chosen to play in the all-star game last season as a junior, but those games were postponed due to COVID-19 and rescheduled this year as senior games.
She reached base via a walk and played in four different spots – shortstop, left, center and right field – in her first action since early March. Houston’s Paige Kilgore was chosen as the North’s MVP in the senior games as their team was coached by Tammy Young and Kevin Dunigan from Senatobia.
Morgan missed the majority of her senior season while recovering from a broken fibula suffered in the Lady Noles’ seventh game of the season against Baldwyn.