SETH — Sherman High Head Softball Coach Jim Henderson was selected to coach the North-South Classic softball game on July 9.

Representing Region 4, Henderson and his squad are uncertain whether the game will be played or follow the recent coronavirus- related cancellations of the North-South football and basketball classics.

“We have some good teams and players in Region 4 and I feel that we can have a good team,” he said last week.

Henderson would pull from a pool of Class A, AA and AAA squads. His Lady Tide reign as 2019 Class A State Champions.

Representing Boone County will be All-State, and CVN All-County players Autumn Thompson (Sherman) and Karlie LaFauci (Van). Thompson served as captain of the Class A squad in her junior year as all three players lost their senior seasons this spring amid the pandemic. LaFauci served as captain of the second team the same season.

Taylor Elkins of Sherman was also selected for the squad. Elkins had a breakout season in 2019 and was considered to be one of the Lady Tide’s top players this spring as the team looked to defend their title, the first team sport state championship in school history.

As a pitcher, Thompson recorded a 33-5 record as a junior and she had 349 strikeouts, with 30 walks, and had a 0.77 ERA. As a hitter, she hit .432 with 48 hits, 29 runs, 26 RBIs, six doubles, one triple and 17 home runs. She became the Lady Tide’s all-time leader in home runs this season and has 36 for her career.

All Lafauci did was lead the county in batting average and RBIs as a junior. She mashed .514 with four home runs and 43 RBIs with 34 runs scored for her Lady Bulldog squad. Lafauci and Thompson shared Player of the year accolades in the county in 2019.

In 2019, Sherman made its presence known in the all-star showcase with Lady Tidester Haylea Clendenin and Grace Smith (George Washington) earning the MVPs from the South.

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