Jenkins named to all-state team

  • Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Roger Lee/Journal Scene After hitting 10 homeruns and striking out 137 batters this spring, Summer Jenkins has been named to the 4A All-State Softball Team.

Lady Green Wave sophomore Summer Jenkins has received all-state honors.

Jenkins, a pitcher/infielder, is one of only six Lowcountry athletes named to this year’s 24-player South Carolina Coaches Association for Women’s Sports Class AAAA All-state Softball Team. She is one of only four sophomores named to the 2014 team, which includes no freshmen.

Jenkins pitch all but 35 innings for Summerville this season, finishing with a 20-6 record in the circle. She also contributed offensively to help the Lady Green advance to the Lower State championship series before falling to Bluffton.

“Summer really stepped up in the circle this season as well as at the plate,” Lady Green Wave coach Heather Tucker said. “She hit a total of 10 homeruns and to my knowledge that is a record here at SHS. She also had 36 RBIs. She had to take over most of the pitching duties this season when senior Taylor Wuerfel had a knee injury and did a great job while having to deal with a good bit of adversity. I look forward to seeing what else she can accomplish in her two remaining years here.”

Jenkins finished the season with a .892 ERA and 137 strikeouts. She only surrendered 23 earned runs.

Jenkins had 38 hits including 12 doubles and the 10 homeruns. She finished the season with a .392 batting average, .408 on-base percentage and .825 slugging percentage.

Other athletes named to the 4A All-state Softball team are:

Kayli Miles (Stratford), Bailey Craven (Goose Creek), Morgan Parker (Bluffton), Courtney Smith (Bluffton), Kayla Bannister (Wando), Maria Williamson (Laurens), Lauren Duggar (Byrnes), Kori Wancheck (Northwestern), Ansley Gilstrap (Blythewood), Hayley Elkins (Dutch Fork), Sierra Pare (South Florence), Joshlyn Martin (Hillcrest), Amanda Storch (Mauldin), Marisa Harkey (Clover), Katie Chappel (Blythewood), Emily Mattone (Lexington), Kady Edwards (Conway), Morgan Smith (LL Mann), Caroline Cash (Dorman), Rachel Marion (Northwestern), Erin Blizzard (Lugoff-Elgin), Megan Anderson (White Knoll) and Jenna Nace (South Florence).

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