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Thursday July 7th, 2022 12:17AM

Area players bring home GACA All-State softball awards, honors

By AccessWDUN

ELBERTON — The 2016-2017 Fastpitch Softball All-State teams were recently announced by the Georgia Athletic Coaches Association and several northeast Georgia players brought home awards.

Off their state title-winning teams, Buford and East Jackson both garnered year-end honors.

Lady Wolves' junior Arielle Oda was named the Class AAAAA Player of the Year and teammate Logan Caymol, also a junior, was named the AAAAA Pitcher of the Year.

For East Jackson, Jessie Marvin was named the Class AAA Pitcher of the Year.

Here are the GACA awards for area players:

CLASS AAAAA

Pitcher of the Year: Logan Caymol, Buford, Jr.

Player of the Year: Arielle Oda, Buford, Jr

First team
Infield -- Samantha Thomas, Buford, Sr.
Catcher -- Hannah Jo Hyatt, Buford, Jr.

Second Team
Outfield -- Mariah Wicker, Buford, So.

CLASS AAAA
First team

Utility -- Caroline Mitchell, Jefferson

Second team
Catcher -- Jessica Morgan, White County

CLASS AAA
Pitcher of the Year:  Jessie Marvin, East Jackson

First team
Infielder -- Faith Grooms, East Jackson
Utility -- Niki Carver (NH)- 1st Team

Second team
Catcher -- Julian Garrett, North Hall
Infielder -- Steffanie Redmon, East Hall
Infielder -- Hannah Poole, East Jackson
Utility -- Macy Banks, East Hall
Infielder -- Steffanie Redmon, East Hall

Honorable mention
Laken Chambers, Union County

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