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Bailey, Williams lead Magoffin County’s offensive attack

Emilee Bailey connected on a pitch for Magoffin County during the 2021 high school softball regular season. Photo || Jim Arnett

SALYERSVILLE – Freshman Jaden Williams and senior Emilee Bailey delivered at the plate for Magoffin County throughout the 2021 high school softball season.

Both Williams and Bailey registered 45 hits for the Hornets, sharing the team lead in the key offensive category.

Williams batted .563 to pace Magoffin County at the plate, recording 38 RBIs, nine doubles and six home runs. Among the top high school softball players in the 15th Region, Williams led Magoffin County in batting average, RBIs and home runs. Williams is one of the best young high school softball players in the state.

Bailey compiled the second-best batting average for Magoffin County, hitting .523 with 29 runs, 14 RBIs, one double and one triple.

Additional productive hitters for Magoffin County in the 2021 season included Jaylynn Lafferty (.478), Holly Handshoe (.468), Scarlett McCarty (.419), Presley Smith (.414) and Katie Howard (.400).

As a team, Magoffin County batted .415.

Under the direction of veteran head coach Tony Skaggs, Magoffin County finished the 2021 high school softball season 14-13. The Hornets’ latest campaign ended following a loss to rival Paintsville in the 57th District Softball Tournament.

The Hornets will begin preseason practice for the 2022 high school softball season in February.

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