Four Lady Cougars earn All-MAIS selections

ALL-MAIS selections from Franklin Academy were (from left) Madison Truelove, Shelby Dickerson, Ashlyn Rodgers and Anne Elise Sartin. (Submitted photo)

After completing a 27-10 campaign that concluded with a runner-up position in the state championship game, several Franklin Academy Lady Cougar players were recently recognized for their achievements on the field.  

Franklin Academy had seven first-team all-district selections and two second-team all-district selections.  Additionally, four Lady Cougars were selected as All-MAIS players in Class A for the 2019 season.

The All-MAIS selections were Shelby Dickerson, Anne Elise Sartin, Madison Truelove and Ashlyn Rodgers.  

The Mid-South Association of Independent Schools is comprised of ninety-five schools from Arkansas, Louisiana and Mississippi divided into five classifications.  Class A, consisting of twenty-four of the schools in the association, selects fifteen athletes for its All-MAIS squad.

On the district level, Anne Elise Sartin was named the Class 4-A District MVP.  Joining Sartin and earning first-team all-district honors were Shelby Dickerson, Ashlyn Rodgers, Madison Truelove, Hallie Herron, Karlee Keene and Ally Roberts.  Natalie Roberts and Macie Wall were selected second-team all-district.  

Coach Tommy Dickerson was named the Class 4-A Coach of the Year for leading a team that was undefeated in district with a perfect 10-0 record, was South State runner-up and State runner-up.  

Some highlights for each player:

Anne Elise Sartin:  

—Led team in batting avg. (.406), on-base percentage (.512), slugging percentage (.750), extra-base hits (15), total bases (72) and home runs (8)

—Led all classifications of MAIS with 53 RBI

—Pitched 135 2/3 innings with a record of 20-8, 168 k’s, 30 BB, 1.34 ERA and 1.07 WHIP

—Fielding percentage of .936 on 47 total chances placed third on team and first among non-catchers

—Had a 9-0 district pitching record with an ERA of 0.32

 Shelby Dickerson:  

—led team with 44 hits in 110 at bats.

—Second on team in batting avg. (.400), on-base percentage (.489), runs scored (44), total bases (57) and slugging (.518).

—Third on team with 25 RBI in leadoff spot

—Tied for second on team in extra base hits with ten

—.900 fielding percentage on 90 total chances

Ashlyn Rodgers:  

—Fielding percentage of .938 on 145 total chances at catcher, second and third

—led team in stolen bases (14) and runs scored (45)

—Second in RBI with 26

—.333 batting average and .431 on-base percentage

—Caught 1/3 of all base runners attempting to steal on her in 50 1/3 innings catching

Ally Roberts:

—.283 batting average

—.389 on-base percentage

—22 runs scored

—.875 fielding percentage

Hallie Herron:

—.333 batting average

—.436 on-base percentage

—.400 slugging percentage

—20 runs scored

—18 RBI

—36 total bases

Madison Truelove:

—37 total bases

—batting average of .299

—on-base percentage of .429

—18 RBI

—24 runs scored

—50 2/3 innings pitched with 6-2 record and ERA of 3.32

—Fielding percentage of .857

Karlee Keene:

—.341 batting avg. (third on team)

—.516 slugging (third on team)

—47 total bases (third on team)

—24 RBI and 28 runs scored

—tied for second with ten extra-base hits including 2 home runs

—.846 fielding percentage

Macie Wall:

—Third on the team in on-base percentage (.478)

—Fifth on team in RBI (21)

—Caught 130.1 innings with only 14 passed balls and caught .227% of baserunners out attempting to steal

—Fielding percentage of .977 with only 3 errors committed all season

Natalie Roberts:

—6th on team in RBI (20)

—4th on team in extra-base hits

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