Three Christian County Lady Colonel softball players have been recognized with All-State honors by the Kentucky Softball Coaches Association.
Seniors Emmy Blane and Tyler Shemwell were named Class 3A All-State, while junior pitcher Hannah Sumner was named All-State Honorable Mention.
Blane hit .409 for the Lady Colonels in 2019 with 13 home runs and 36 RBIs. She leaves the program as the career leader in several offensive categories including home runs.
It’s the second straight First Team selection for Blane, who was also named to the Second Team as a sophomore and All-State Honorable Mention as a freshman. She will be attending the University of Kentucky in the fall.
Shemwell was named All-State Honorable Mention as a sophomore and named to the Class 3A Second Team as a junior. She solidified her First Team selection for 2019 after batting .491 with a 16 home runs, which led the Second Region. She had 52 hits and drove in 65 runs during her senior season. Shemwell has signed with Murray State University.
Sumner was 25-4 in the circle for the Lady Colonels during her junior campaign, with a 2.16 ERA. It’s her first selection to the all-state team.
The only other Second Region player named to the Class 3A All-State squad was Madisonville’s Courtney Patterson, who was named Honorable Mention.
Male’s Jasmine Miller was named Class 3A Player of the Year. The Male coaches were named Class 3A Coaching Staff of the Year.
While the KHSAA does not classify softball by size, the KSCA separates schools by size for the purpose of their postseason awards. Players must play for a KSCA member school to be eligible for the all-state awards.