All-State Softball Team: Sumiton Christian's Ergle racks up honors
by Johnathan Bentley
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Sumiton Christian’s Jenna Ergle heads home after one of her 24 home runs this season. Ergle was named both the Class 1A Hitter of the Year and Player of the Year by the Alabama Sportswriters Association. The freshman was also a first-team All-State pitcher.
Sumiton Christian’s Jenna Ergle heads home after one of her 24 home runs this season. Ergle was named both the Class 1A Hitter of the Year and Player of the Year by the Alabama Sportswriters Association. The freshman was also a first-team All-State pitcher.
Sumiton Christian’s Jenna Ergle can do it all.

The freshman phenom can blast a home run out of the ball park while throwing a complete game shutout in the circle.

The Alabama Sports Writers Association (ASWA) took note of her feats. Ergle is one of the most decorated players on this year’s ASWA All-State softball team.

Ergle was named the Class 1A Player of the Year, Hitter of the Year and was a first-team All-State pitcher.

Ergle, playing in her second year for coach Jessica Aderholt’s Eagles, hit .534 while leading the state with 24 home runs and 127 RBIs against a schedule that included the best teams in the state regardless of classification. She also finished second in Class 1A with 23 doubles along with 76 runs.

In the circle, Ergle was 23-10 with a 1.64 ERA with eight shutouts and two no-hitters. In 200 innings, she struck out 156 batters and allowed 156 hits.

She headlines a 1A group loaded with players from both Sumiton Christian, which spent the entire regular season as the No. 1 team in the poll, and state runner-up Lynn.

The two teams combined to put seven players on the first team. Along with Ergle, Kendall Beth Sides, Katlyn Sides and Kendell Hamm made first-team for Sumiton Christian. Reagan Tittle, Tiffany Self and Holly Murray made first team for Lynn.

The lone area player to make the squad outside of Class 1A was Cordova pitcher Faith Sims, who was a first-team selection in Class 3A.

Tittle made first-team All-State for the fifth straight season for the Bears.

The UNA signee was named to the Class 1A All-State first team every year starting as an eighth-grader in 2010. Title was first-team shortstop this year, catcher in 2013 and 2012, utility in 2011 and designated hitter in 2010.

Tittle hit a robust .551 this season with 14 home runs, 73 RBIs, 80 runs and 47 stolen bases for a Lynn team that eliminated Sumiton Christian from the State Softball Tournament before losing to Brantley in the championship game.

Tittle led Class 1A with 29 doubles and was second in hits to Sumiton Christian’s Kendall Beth Sides with 97.

Kendall Beth Sides, a freshman who played pitcher, shortstop and third base for the Eagles, made the first team at utility. Sides hit .531 with 76 stolen bases, 92 runs and 57 RBIs from her leadoff spot. She led Class 1A with 111 hits and added 15 doubles, six triples and a home run.

Katlyn Sides, a UAB signee, made the first team as a second baseman. The senior hit .410 with 45 runs and 63 RBIs. She added 10 doubles, two triples and 15 stolen bases. Hamm, a junior catcher, hit .379 with 76 runs, 65 RBIs and 48 stolen bases.

For Lynn, Self, a senior pitcher, was 24-4 on the mound with a 1.29 ERA. In 173 innings she allowed just 123 hits while striking out 142. Murray, a sophomore third baseman, hit .413 with five home runs, 60 RBIs and 51 runs. She added 20 doubles and three triples.

Lynn’s Brooklyn Beck and Emma Easley made the All-State team as honorable mention selections.

Cordova’s Faith Sims led the state in both innings pitched (289) and strikeouts (442) this season. The Blue Devils’ ace averaged 10.71 strikeouts per seven innings. She finished with a 35-15 record with a 0.80 ERA.

All-State Softball Team

2014 ASWA Softball All-State Team

Class 6A

P - Sam Mayhall, Sparkman, Sr.

P - Devin Brown, Theodore, Sr.

P - Haley Crumpton, Thompson, Jr.

P - Danielle Clark, Enterprise, Jr.

C - Lexie Mathis, Baker, Jr.

1B - Mary Kathryn Bonamy, Spain Park, Jr.

2B - Jordan Bullock, Sparkman, Sr.

3B - Sydney Booker, Bob Jones, Sr.

SS - Bevia Robinson, Sparkman, Sr.

OF - Haleigh Lowe, Prattville, Sr.

OF - Rebecca Blitz, Mountain Brook, Sr.

OF - Emily Woodruff, Albertville, Sr.

DH - Lacey Sumerlin, Baker, Jr.

DH - Morgan Wall, Huntsville, Jr.

UTL - Deborah Elmore, Baker, Sr.

UTL - Karley Sanders, Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa, Sr.


Pitcher of the Year: Haley Crumpton, Thompson

Hitter of the Year: Mary Kathryn Bonamy, Spain Park

Player of the Year: Jordan Bullock, Sparkman

Coach of the Year: Brenda Box, Mary G. Montgomery


Honorable mention

Pitcher: Lauren Lett, Wetumpka, Jr.; Katelyn Wilson, Mary G. Montgomery, Jr.; Allison Freeman, Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa, Sr.;

Catcher: Taylor Hurford, Sparkman, Sr.; Hannah Shollenberger, Florence, So.

First base: Sam Cummings, Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa, Sr.

Second base: Merideth Mackin, Daphne, Sr.; Jessica Mentzer, Enterprise, Sr.

Third base: Haley Adrian, Auburn, Sr.; Hali Thomas, Robertsdale, So.

Shortstop: KK Crocker, Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa, So.

Outfield: Mary Hannah Smith, Baker, So.; Bree Fornis, Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa, Jr.; Desiree Morrow, Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa, Sr.; Destinee Brewer, Wetumpka, Jr.; Natalie Wire, Huntsville, Jr.

Designated hitter: Kynadi Tipler, Hoover, So.

Utility: Caitlyn Sapp, Pelham, Sr.; Julie Dailey, Huntsville, Sr.


Class 5A

P - Avery Cooper, Saraland, Jr.

P - Jada Hayes, Hartselle, Jr.

P - Haley Grace Fulmer, Moody, Sr.

P - Ryan Simpson, Valley, Jr.

C - Taylor Wascavage, Hartselle, Jr.

1B - Haley Willis, Muscle Shoals, Sr.

2B - Rachel Walz, Briarwood Christian, So

3B - Brianna Caldwell, Athens, Sr.

SS - Kaleigh Todd, McAdory, Sr.

OF - Hayden Henderson, Springville, Sr.

OF - Shelby Maze, Mortimer Jordan, Sr.

OF - Claire Jenkins, Cullman, So.

DH - Taylor Bahos, St. Paul's, Sr.

DH - Kaitlin Paschall, Shelby County, Sr.

UTL - Morgan Reed, Briarwood Christian, Sr.

UTL - Hope Cain, Hartselle, So.


Pitcher of the Year: Jada Hayes, Hartselle

Hitter of the Year: Kaleigh Todd, McAdory

Player of the Year: Jada Hayes, Hartselle

Coach of the Year: Christy Ferguson, Hartselle


Honorable mention

Pitcher: Abbey Swaney, Springville, 7th

Catcher: Alexis Marchozzi, Rehobeth, So.; Abbey Latham, Demopolis, Fr.

First base: Rian Brown, Springville, So.

Second base: Cookie Kelley, Benjamin Russell, Sr.

Third base: Tiffany York, Faith Academy, Fr.

Shortstop: Tyler Winkler, Faith Academy, Sr.

Outfield: Hannah Lee, Marbury, Jr.

Designated hitter: Chelsey Abernathy, Athens, Sr.

Utility: Lexus Burrows, Valley, So.


Class 4A


P - Caitlin Perry, Alabama Christian, Jr.

P - Holly Ward, Haleyville, Sr.

P - Sally Jordan, Clarke County, So

P - Chelsea Fomby, Elmore County, Sr.

C - Hannah Sparks, Thomasville, Sr.

1B - Haley Britt, Elmore County, Sr.

2B - Brooke Nettles, Elmore County, Sr.

3B - Kendra Gibbons, Central-Clay County, Jr.

SS - Tanner Brown, Oak Grove, Sr.

OF - Jaycie Walker, Headland, So.

OF - Peyton Kegley, Alabama Christian, Sr.

OF - Amy Persinger, Dallas County, Sr.

DH - Elissa Brown, Elmore County, So.

DH - Bailey Nelson, Central-Florence, Sr.

UTL - Haven Campbell, Madison County, Sr.

UTL - Shanda Pugh, Clarke County, So.


Pitcher of the Year: Caitlin Perry, Alabama Christian

Hitter of the Year: Amy Persinger, Dallas County

Player of the Year: Holly Ward, Haleyville

Coach of the Year: Brian Hess, Alexandria


Honorable mention

Pitcher: Lauren O'Dell, Alexandria, So.; Bailie Barnes, Beauregard, Fr.; Catherine Robinson, DAR, So.

Catcher: Crislyn Graham, West Blocton, So.; Kaitlyn Rhodes, Alexandria, Sr.

First base: Sydney Gothart, Madison County, Jr.

Second base: Payton Golden, Sardis, Sr.

Third base: Sydney Daugherty, Beauregard, So.; Kelsi Huggins, UMS-Wright, So.

Shortstop: Kierra Grice, Munford, Jr.

Outfield: Macy West, Haleyville, Sr.; Krista Crouse, Alabama Christian, Sr.; Baylee Gibbs, Oneonta, Jr

Designated hitter: Madison Millsaps, Cherokee Co., Sr.

Utility: Raina Lanier, Beauregard, Sr.


Class 3A

P - Madi Moore, Winfield, Jr.

P - Faith Sims, Cordova, Jr.

P - Montana Holcombe, Holly Pond, Sr.

P - Megan Smith, Pisgah, Sr.

C - Lillie McCrary, Pisgah, Sr.

1B - Sam Riley, Winfield, Sr.

2B - Micaela Beck, Winfield, Sr.

3B - Mackenzie Roberts, Deshler, Sr.

SS - Kate Gaddy, American Chr., Jr.

OF - Claire Wilder, Trinity, Sr.

OF - Reagan Malone, Northside, So.

OF - Hannahstaysia Weaver, Pisgah, So.

DH - Lexie Coleman, Winfield, Jr.

DH - Torre Roberts, Piedmont, So.

UTL - Hannah Draper, West Morgan, Sr.

UTL - Anna Grace Owens, Colbert County, Jr.


Pitcher of the Year: Madi Moore, Winfield

Hitter of the Year: Micaela Beck, Winfield

Player of the Year: Madi Moore, Winfield

Coach of the Year: Zach Nix, Winfield


Honorable mention

Pitcher: Sydney O'Connor, Montgomery Catholic, Sr.; Anna Snider, White Plains, Jr.; Annie Willis, Westminster Chr., Fr.; Mallory Spurlock, Mars Hill, Sr.

Catcher: Katelyn Kinsaul, Straughn, Jr.; Megan Quimby, Gordo, Sr.

First base: Paige Taylor, Straughn, Jr.; Magan Ball, Leeds, Sr.

Second base: Indya Foster, Susan Moore, Sr.

Third base: Laiken Free, Opp, Sr.; Cailin Truhett, American Chr., Sr.

Shortstop: Amy Woodham, Slocomb, Fr.; Kirstin Wood, Montgomery Catholic, Sr.

Outfield: Bailie Andrews, Good Hope, Sr.; Kelley Pierce, Opp, Sr.; Emma Atkinson, Winfield, Sr.

Designated hitter: Alannah Henke, Good Hope, Sr.

Utility: Haley Thorpe, Holt, Fr.


Class 2A

P - Savanna Holmes, Hale County, 8th

P - Hannah Hassell, Lamar County, Sr.

P - Claire Boston, Hatton, Jr.

P - Shelby Sorrells, Zion Chapel, Sr.

C - Emily Snyder, Ariton, Sr.

1B - Maegan Stanfield, Prattville Christian, Sr.

2B - Destiney Butts, West End, So.

3B - Madison Smith, Sand Rock, Sr.

SS - Courtney Blevins, Ider, Jr.

OF - Josie Page, Washington County, Fr

OF - McKenzie Hughes, Ider, So.

OF - Lizzy Galloway, Goshen, Jr.

DH - Brooklyn Minor, Leroy, So.

DH - Jami Hunter, Hatton, Sr.

UTL - Jessie Butler, Lexington, Jr.

UTL - Morgan Cleveland, West End, Sr.


Pitcher of the Year: Savanna Holmes, Hale County

Hitter of the Year: Courtney Blevins, Ider

Player of the Year: Savanna Holmes, Hale County

Coach of the Year: Lori Wyatt, Hale County


Honorable mention

Pitcher: K-Rae Blasingame, Horseshoe Bend, Fr.; Bailee Dempsey, Houston Academy, Fr.

Catcher: Madison McCullough, Sand Rock, So.

First base: Courtney Oliver, West End, Sr.; Macie Pigg, Lexington, Jr.; Harley Godwin, Fyffe, Fr.

Second base: Alex Ketcham, Zion Chapel, Sr.

Third base: Haley Hughes, Goshen, Jr.

Shortstop: Morgan Burbage, Prattville Christian, Sr.; Loghan Cripple, G.W. Long, So.

Outfield: Kayla Marshall, Sweet Water, Fr.; Brylie St. Clair, Sand Rock, 7th; Jordan Childers, G.W. Long, Fr.

Designated hitter: Victoria Adams, Elba, Sr.; Sagen Thomas, Fyffe, Fr.

Utility: Brittney Minor, Leroy, So.


Class 1A

P - Jenna Ergle, Sumiton Christian, Fr.

P - Tiffany Self, Lynn, Sr.

P - Alex Wilcox, Brantley, Fr.

P - Katlyn Childress, Billingsley, Fr.

C - Kendell Hamm, Sumiton Christian, Jr.

1B - Jamie Roberts, Collinsville, Jr.

2B - Katlyn Sides, Sumiton Christian, Sr.

3B - Holly Murray, Lynn, So.

SS - Reagan Tittle, Lynn, Sr.

OF - Alexis Casteel, Falkville, Sr.

OF - Karlie Milligan, Berry, So.

OF - Callie Weeks, Kinston, Jr.

DH - Aryelle Jones, Collinsville, Fr.

DH - Kailey Echols, Ragland , Sr.

UTL - Peyton Barthel, Decatur Heritage, Sr.

UTL - Kendall Beth Sides , Sumiton Christian, Fr.


Pitcher of the Year: Alex Wilcox, Brantley

Hitter of the Year: Jenna Ergle, Sumiton Christian

Player of the Year: Jenna Ergle, Sumiton Christian

Coach of the Year: Cindy Hawthorne, Brantley


Honorable mention

Pitcher: Lily Ritzel, Florala, So.; Madison Sides, Spring Garden, So.

Catcher: Madison Motley, Billingsley, 8th

First base: Brooklyn Beck, Lynn, Sr.; Sydnee Bryan, Brantley, Jr.; Lyndsey Moore, Falkville, Sr.

Second base: Morgan George, Tharptown, So.; Abby Tindol, Billingsley, 8th; Jessica Smart, Spring Garden, So.

Third base: Jessica Hermeling, Brantley, Jr.

Shortstop: Peyton Hill, Brantley, Sr.; Taylor Jones, Berry, So.

Outfield: Mary Patton, Collinsville, Fr.; Allyson Bragwell, Belgreen, So.

Designated hitter: Emma Easley, Lynn, Sr.

Utility: Shelby Palmer, Tharptown, Jr.; Lauren Hammett, Gaylesville, So.



P - Kelsey Hartley, Edgewood, Sr.

P -Bailey Singleton, Macon-East, Jr.

P - Mandy Jordan, Wilcox Academy, Sr.

P -Macey Tucker, Glenwood, Sr.

C - Cailah Niles, Glenwood, Sr.

1B - Chesley Jones, Lakeside, Sr.

2B - Chandler Stenz, Marengo Academy, Sr.

3B - Bailey Rushing, Pike Liberal, 8th

SS - Kacey Noland, Pickens Academy, Fr.

OF - Sydney Watson, Bessemer Academy, So.

OF - Devin Kennedy, Macon-East, Jr.

OF - Natalie Overstreet, Clarke Prep, Sr.

DH - Abby Ray, Lowndes, Fr.

DH - Jesi Garrett, Macon-East, So.

UTL - Paige Hill, Lowndes, Sr.

UTL - Elizabeth Perdue, Glenwood, Jr.

Pitcher of the Year: Kelsey Hartley, Edgewood

Hitter of the Year: Kacy Noland, Pickens

Player of the Year: Kelsey Hartley, Edgewood

Coach of the Year: Joe Nettles, Wilcox


Honorable mention

Pitcher: Allison Galle, Ashford Academy, Sr.; Megan Brooks, Clarke Prep, So.; Andrea Edmonds, Marengo Academy, Jr.

Catcher: Jessica Gallardo, Lowndes, Jr.; Kayla Benton, Pike Liberal, Jr.

First base: Conner Etheridge, Marengo Academy, Sr.

Second base: Kelsey Lewis, Patrician, Fr.

Third base: Frankie Ammons, Lakeside, So.

Shortstop: Kasey Grant, Lakeside, Jr.; Skylar Tyson, Patrician, Jr.

Outfield: Hannahlee Harris, Edgewood, Sr.; Haviland Harden, Glenwood, Jr.

Designated hitter: Brooke Smyly, Marengo Academy, Sr.

Utility: Kassidy Tyson, Patrician, Fr.