Jacobs earns SEC Player of the Year honors

Satterfield, Davis, Haywood, Jacobs, Mabe all-SEC picks

By Kevin Spradlin
PeeDeePost.com

For the fourth straight year, a Richmond Raider has earned softball Player of the Year honors for the Southeastern Conference.

Kevin Spradlin | PeeDeePost.com Richmond Senior third baseman Doodle Jacobs becomes the fourth straight Raider to garner SEC Player of the Year honors.

Kevin Spradlin | PeeDeePost.com
Richmond Senior third baseman Doodle Jacobs becomes the fourth straight Raider to garner SEC Player of the Year honors.

And for the second straight year, the achievement goes to the same address. Samantha “Doodle” Jacobs followed in the footsteps of older sister Summer Jacobs and earned top honors this season after leading the Raiders to a 21-5 record and into the fourth round of the North Carolina Class 4A West Region tournament. Richmond’s postseason run ended May 22 with a 5-2 loss to South Caldwell in Hudson.

The junior third baseman is a three-time all-SEC pick. This season she led the Raiders with a .524 batting average, 10 doubles, five triples, 14 RBI and scored a team-best 33 runs.

Seniors Katie Satterfield and Chelsea Davis also earned all-SEC selections, along with Carleigh Haywood, NaLee Jacobs and Kesley Mabe.

Kevin Spradlin | PeeDeePost.com Katie Satterfield earned her second all-SEC selection after hitting .398 with 10 doubles, six homers and a team-leading 36 RBI.

Kevin Spradlin | PeeDeePost.com
Katie Satterfield earned her second all-SEC selection after hitting .398 with 10 doubles, six homers and a team-leading 36 RBI.

Katie Satterfield

The senior second baseman earned her second all-SEC selection after hitting .398 with 10 doubles, six homers and a team-leading 36 RBI.

Chelsea Davis

The senior first baseman — and the only one of the three Raider seniors who plan to play in college — led Richmond with 10 home runs and added a .367 batting average, nine doubles and 27 RBI.

Carleigh Haywood

The junior shortstop hit .352 in this, her first varsity season, and scored 17 runs.

Kesley Mabe

Kevin Spradlin | PeeDeePost.com Raiders first baseman Chelsea Davis powered the Raiders with 10 home runs and 27 RBI.

Kevin Spradlin | PeeDeePost.com
Raiders first baseman Chelsea Davis powered the Raiders with 10 home runs and 27 RBI.

Kesley Mabe finished with second on the Raiders’ squad with a .462 batting average along with 10 doubles and 19 RBI. She also scored 32 runs, second on the team, and led the Raiders with a perfect 23-for-23 performance in stolen bases.

NaLee Jacobs

The sophomore posted a 17-5 record, with one save, and struck out 110 batters in 141 2/3 innings. She walked only 33 and posted a 2.17 earned run average.

Kevin Spradlin | PeeDeePost.com The Richmond Raiders relied on Kelsey Mabe to set the tone at the top of the order.

Kevin Spradlin | PeeDeePost.com
The Richmond Raiders relied on Kelsey Mabe to set the tone at the top of the order and on the basepaths.

 

Kevin Spradlin | PeeDeePost.com Carleigh Haywood hit .352 in this, her first varsity season, and scored 17 runs.

Kevin Spradlin | PeeDeePost.com
Carleigh Haywood hit .352 in this, her first varsity season, and scored 17 runs.

Kevin Spradlin | PeeDeePost.com Sophomore hurler NaLee Jacobs posted a 17-5 record with one save.

Kevin Spradlin | PeeDeePost.com
Sophomore hurler NaLee Jacobs posted a 17-5 record with one save.

 

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