Meigs County's Ashley Rogers is the Gatorade state softball player of the year

Meigs County's Ashley Rogers is the Gatorade state softball player of the year

June 7th, 2017 by Staff Report in Sports - Preps

Meigs County's Ashley Rogers pitches during their TSSAA Class A state softball championship game 1 against Forrest on Friday, May 26, 2017, in Murfreesboro, Tenn.

Photo by Doug Strickland /Times Free Press.

Meigs County High School pitcher Ashley Rogers is the Gatorade Tennessee softball player of the year after leading the Lady Tigers to their second Class A state championship in a row.

The 5-foot-10 right-hander, who has committed to the University of Tennessee but has another year of high school to go, went 33-3 for the 41-3 Lady Tigers in 2017, with a 0.27 earned run average, 441 strikeouts and only 10 walks in 208 innings, a .406 batting average, seven home runs and 45 runs batted in. She was Tennessee's Class A Miss Softball in 2016.

The Gatorade award honors all-around excellence as well as athletic prowess, and Rogers has maintained a 4.0 grade point average at Fairview Christian Academy, which does not field a softball team, and has given volunteer service to her church's summer camp and youth missions. The state honor comes with a $1,000 grant she can designate for a youth sports organization, and she becomes a candidate for national player of the year.


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