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Lynch named Class 7A Player of the Year among five players on GACA All-State Team


  • By The Newnan Times-Herald
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  • Dec. 05, 2018 - 4:12 PM

By DOUG GORMAN

Nearly a month after the 2018 high school softball season came to an end, honors are still pouring in for local players.

Three players from two-time state champion East Coweta earned first-team  Georgia Athletic Coaches Association honors, including Kelley Lynch, Lilly Agan and Ansley Gunter.

Lynch was selected as Class 7A Player of the Year.

Teammate Kenadie Cooper earned a spot on the second team.

East Coweta finished the season with a 32-2 record, losing only to Loganville and Jones County.

The Lady Indians are 68-2 over the last two years, including a 36-0 record two years ago.

Newnan’s K.K. Madrey also earned second team honors.

For Lynch, who was last year’s Georgia Gatorade Player of the Year, it’s another accolade in a long list of honors.

Earlier this season, she was named to Newnan Times-Herald/Cowetascore Player of the Year.

Lynch rewrote both the offensive and defensive record book at East Coweta.

Lynch finished her senior season with a 17-0 record, a .027 ERA and 236 strikeouts.

She also finished with a 52-6 record, including 746 strikeouts.

On the offensive side, she had a career batting average of .443 with 181 hits, 47 doubles, 29 home runs, 57 walks and 159 RBIs.

She will continue her career at the University of Washington.

Lynch was considered the No. 1 recruit in the nation and was pursued by several schools.

After originally committing to Auburn, Lynch was also recruited by Florida and defending national champion Florida State before deciding to sign her letter of intent to Washington.

The Huskies finished last season as the NCAA runners up, losing twice to Florida State in the championship series.

Agan and Gunter shared Newnan Times-Herald Co Offensive Player of the Year honors

Agan batted .465 with 37 runs scored, nine doubles and five triples, while

Gunter showed off her power at the plate with six homers, 32 RBIs and a slugging percentage of .767.

Both Agan and Gunter are juniors.

Gunter has verbally committed to Georgia Tech.

Cooper had a solid sophomore year during the Lady Indians’ championship run. Cooper finished the year .497 batting average, including nine doubles, two homers and 26 RBIs.

Madrey earned her second team All-State  honors for Newnan after leading the team with a .466 batting average.

She also led the way with three triples and 28 runs scored.

Madrey helped lead her team to a second-round trip to the Class 7A playoffs.