King garners two World Series awards

Friday, August 17, 2012
Marshall County's Samantha King took home two post-tournaments awards at the 12U Babe Ruth World Series in Alachua, FL. Photo by Anthony S. Puca

Marshall County's Samantha King was recognized for an outstanding performance at 12U Babe Ruth World Series in Alachua, FL, being named to the All-Defensive Team as a third baseman and the All-Tournament Batting Team from the pitching position.

King went 12-24 in eight games in the World Series for a .500 batting average, scored five runs, had 12 RBIs, walked once and stole one base.

The Forrest eighth grader had one of the two home runs slammed in the tournament and bashed two doubles.

On the hill, King pitched in five games and posted a 2-2 record in 17 innings of work for Marshall County, who ended up with a 5-3 record and a third place finish.

King tossed three complete games with one shutout, gave up 13 hits, 11 runs (7 earned), walked 10, hit three opposing batters and struck out 13.

Below is the entire list of post-tournament awards from Alachua, FL.

Sportsmanship Award

American 1-Rikkilyn Wright, Mineral Area, MO.

American 2 -- Morgan Pleasants, Oviedo, FL.

National 1-Sarah Lynch, Washington, NC.

National 2-Jordan Bevington, Gainesville, FL.

Batting Champion-Grace Cochran, Pitt County, NC.

MVP of the World Series (Pitcher of Winning Team)-Abigayle Rowell, Pitt County, NC.

All Defensive Team (Golden Glove)

Pitcher -- Abigayle Rowell Pitt Co., NC

1st Base -- Arina Lozano Lodi, CA

2nd Base -- Abigail Shipley Prairie Village, KY

3rd Base -- Samantha King Marshall Co., TN

Shortstop -- Tori Szrom Egg Harbor, NJ

Catcher -- Michelle Nestor Hazlet, NJ

Utility -- Emily Kirby Pitt Co., NC

OF -- Allissa Sago Mineral Area, MO

OF -- Adyson Medley Prairie Village, KY

OF -- Sydney Marks Lodi, CA

All-Tournament Team Batting

Pitcher -- Samantha King Marshall Co., TN

Pitcher -- Ella Glenn Egg Harbor, NH

1st Base -- Emily Kirby Pitt Co., NC

2nd Base -- Grace Cochran Pitt Co., NC

3rd Base -- Brittney Perez Lodi, CA

Shortstop -- Marissa Stockton Lodi, CA

Catcher -- Makenna Matthijs Pitt Co., NC

Utility -- Ansley Fleming Winter Park, FL

OF -- Sydney Marks Lodi, CA

OF -- Blake Swanner Washington, NC

OF -- Chelsea Busby Oviedo, FL