Sunday, August 10, 2014
A trio of St. John’s Christian Academy softball players netted SCISA All-State honors this spring as the Lady Cavaliers captured their second consecutive region title before falling in the state tournament.
Cassie Haines, Christiana Mitchum and Hayley Singletary each were honored as All-State recipients at the SCISA All-State awards banquet in May.
Haines, who split time inside the pitcher’s circle and at first base, notched a 6-1 record for the Lady Cavs that included 40 strikeouts.
At the plate, Haines hit .433, which included a .622 on base percentage, scored 16 runs, stole nine bases, hit one home run and tallied 15 RBIs.
Haines also played travel softball during the summer for the 14-Under Goose Creek Diamondbacks and was a pickup player for the 14-Under Columbia Fire.
Mitchum tallied a .558 batting average for SJCA this spring, driving home 24 runs and swiping 16 bases, while leaving the yard with three home runs.
Singletary hit at a blistering .452 clip with 22 stolen bases, five home runs and 20 RBIs.
Athletic Director Steve Guerry said the Lady Cavaliers softball team is the gem of girls’ sports at St. John’s.
“Our softball team was one of the strengths of the athletic program last year and everyone is excited about the upcoming season, and all of the female sports in general,” Guerry said. “We have a core group of softball players on varsity and JV that should keep us playing at a high level for a very long time.”