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Lynch named to First Team All-USA Softball squad


  • By Doug Gorman
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  • Jun. 21, 2019 - 9:20 PM

Lynch named to First Team All-USA Softball squad

The Newnan Times-Herald


East Coweta graduate Kelley Lynch was in France when she received the news, but the Gatorade Softball Player of the Year has been honored again—this time after earning a spot on the First Team All-USA Softball team.

Lynch finished her senior season with some eye-popping numbers including a 17-0 record, a 0.27 ERA and 236 strikeouts.

Lynch led the Lady Indians to back-to-back Class 7A state title.

From the pitching circle, she only allowed 18 hits and 13 walks while finishing a 0.27 ERA with 236 strikeouts.

At the plate, Lynch finished with a .436  average with 25 RBIs and three home runs.

She was named the Gatorade National Player of the Year earlier this summer.

Lynch, who will play college softball at the University of Washington in the PAC 10, is spending the summer as part of the 19-and-under USA National Team.

She is a teammate with former Northgate and current University of Florida softball player Charla Echols.

The USA squad is in Paris over the next few days playing in the Achille Challenge.

They open the tournament on Friday against Japan.