VanHoose came on for the Lady Golden Eagles late in the season. She had a strong season throughout, but she was dominant in the second half of the season. On the mound, VanHoose finished with a 20-7 record with 234 strikeouts and 1.62 earned run average.
At the plate, she hit .368 with 30 RBIs, 10 doubles and a home run.
VanHoose helped lead the Lady Golden Eagles to the 57th District championship and 15th Region title as well.
As a freshman, Ford had a big season for the Lady Panthers.
Ford finished the season in the circle with a 15-9 record with 242 strikeouts and a 2.25 earned run average in 155 and 1/3 innings of work.
At the plate, Ford had a .319 batting average with 27 RBIs, eight doubles, a triple and eight stolen bases.
Player of the Year nominees:
Autumn Hall Tug Valley
Hall was named First Team All-State for Class A by the West Virginia Sports Writers. Hall had a big freshman season as she finished with an 18-15 record. Hall had a 1.97 earned run average and struck out 327 batters on the season. At the plate, she hit .354 with 32 RBIs and she scored 37 runs.
Delong had a monster eight-grade season for the Lady Panthers. Delong hit .464 on the season with 46 RBIs, 11 doubles, three triples and seven home runs. Delong hit for both power and average. She was a nightmare for opposing pitchers.
Rash had a big season for the Lady Pirates.
The senior compiled a 22-7 record with 194 strikeouts and a 2.52 earned run average in 186 innings of work. Rash signed to play college softball at Ohio Valley University.
Sports Editor’s Note: To see the full discussion of the All-Mountain Team watch episode 35 of the Bank On It podcast. The All-Mountain First Team and Second Team will be in next Wednesday’s edition of the Paintsville Herald.