Coming off the best season in program history, it is no surprise that a few West Georgia Tech softball players are earning recognition for their contributions. Two Knights have been named Second Team All-Region, first baseman Taylor Knight and pitcher Kati Mills.
Knight, a freshman who prepped locally at Mt. Zion High School, put up arguably the best season in school history. She led the team with a .419 batting average, homeruns with 7, and 39 RBI. Among all GCAA players, Knight was 3rd in batting average, T-5th in homeruns, and 6th in RBI. Perhaps her most memorably hit was against South Georgia April 22. Trailing 4-2 in the bottom of the 7th, Knight blasted a grand slam to give WGTC a 6-4 win.
Another freshman, Kati Mills, led the Knights on the mound. The Douglasville native and South Paulding alum led the team with a 3.67 era and posted a 6-7 record with 7 complete games and 2 saves. The right-hander started 18 games and had 24 appearances, both team highs.
The two players were key components for Coach Monica Mills' club this season. The Knights finished the campaign 21-28 overall, 11-17 in GCAA play.