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Faith Barth

Faith Barth

School: Archer

Class: Senior

Position: Shortstop/second base

College choice: Georgia

Noteworthy:

♦ Hit .448 as a junior with 31 RBIs, 30 runs scored and an .805 slugging percentage

♦ First-team all-county by the Daily Post and Gwinnett Diamond Club, as well as GACA All-State

Best softball player in Gwinnett not on my team: Mill Creek’s Dallis Goodnight

Summer travel team: Georgia Power Berkhiser in summer, and EC Bullets Schnute in fall

Twitter handle: @19faithbarth19

Song that gets me ready for a game: “We Paid” by Lil’ Baby

Favorite field to play softball: Archer because there is nothing better than playing on your home turf and being supported by your community

Favorite class: Math

Favorite teacher: Catherine Yates

Favorite restaurant: Longhorn’s Steakhouse

Coach Emily Wilson’s take: “Faith has been an impact in the Archer lineup and program as soon as she stepped onto the field. She is great student and a great softball player. She has been a starter since her freshmen year and has made her mark both defensively and offensively. We are excited to see what Faith has in store for her final year here at Archer.”

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Sarah Currie

Sarah Currie

School: Mountain View

Class: Senior

Position: Pitcher

College choice: Uncommitted with multiple offers

Noteworthy:

♦ Went 18-4, including 8-0 in the postseason, with a 1.57 ERA for the state champions as a junior

♦ Also hit .359 with 18 RBIs

♦ First-team all-county by the Daily Post and Gwinnett Diamond Club, as well as GACA All-State

Best softball player in Gwinnett not on my team: Mill Creek’s Madison Dobbins

Summer travel team: Atlanta Premier Gold Locke

Twitter handle: Don’t have one

Song that gets me ready for a game: "Take it away" by RL Grimes or "This my year" by G-Easy

Favorite field to play softball: Home games at Mountain View

Favorite class: Math

Favorite teacher: Lauren Horton

Favorite restaurant: Buffalo’s Cafe

Coach Mike Cason’s take: “Sarah is the consummate teammate. She leads by example, has an incredible work ethic, loves and supports her teammates and is incredibly humble. She is also quietly, yet fiercely, competitive. While most of her accolades come from her pitching, she is also an accomplished hitter. She has been a fixture in the middle of our lineup for three years and will be again as a senior.”

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Dallis Goodnight

Dallis Goodnight

School: Mill Creek

Class: Senior

Position: Center field

College choice: Alabama

Noteworthy:

♦ Hit .528 as a junior with 15 RBIs, 30 runs scored, 39 stolen bases and seven triples — also hit .607 with runners in scoring position

♦ First-team all-county by the Daily Post and Gwinnett Diamond Club, as well as GACA All-State

Best softball player in Gwinnett not on my team: Archer’s Faith Barth

Summer travel team: Georgia Impact Lewis

Twitter handle: @dallissss_

Song that gets me ready for a game: “Rise” by Katy Perry

Favorite field to play softball: Mill Creek

Favorite class: Math

Favorite teacher: Amy Carmichael

Favorite restaurant: Chipotle

Coach Paul Pierce’s take: She’s a perfectionist, which is great because everything she does, she wants to be perfect at it, whether it’s the first time she’s ever done it or whether she’s been doing it a long time. That can get you in trouble some because she does not accept not doing well. It’s a game of failure. She does not just take it easy and go on. She holds a grudge and she expects to do well. I think that kind of rubs off on everybody else, that it isn’t just another day, bring your A game every day. I think she expects a lot of her teammates. I think she expects a lot of me as a coach. She holds me accountable, which is good. … She likes to win. She hates to lose. She may hate to lose more than she likes to win.

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Kennedy Harp

Kennedy Harp

School: Peachtree Ridge

Class: Sophomore

Position: Center field

College choices: LSU, Florida State, Georgia, Clemson, Georgia Tech, Alabama, Duke, Florida

Noteworthy:

♦ Hit .427 as a junior with 13 home runs, 29 RBIs and a 1.427 OPS — had three home runs and eight RBIs in four state playoff games in Columbus

♦ First-team all-county by the Daily Post and Gwinnett Diamond Club, as well as GACA All-State

Best softball player in Gwinnett not on my team: Mountain View’s Ahmari Braden

Summer travel team: Georgia Impact Lunsford

Twitter handle: @KennedyHarp

Song that gets me ready for a game: “Dey Know” by Shawty Low always get me hype or “New Level” by ASAP Ferg

Favorite field to play softball: There’s nothing like playing on your home field, Peachtree Ridge High School

Favorite class: RVN/Audio Video Technology

Favorite teacher: Meg Rainwater

Favorite restaurant: Fumi Hibachi and Sushi Restaurant

Coach Josh Joiner’s take: “Kennedy is a fantastic athlete and a wonderful young lady. She possesses all five tools on the softball field, and I am blessed to have her in my program. She comes from a great family and is a true leader on and off the field. As a staff, we appreciate Kennedy for her talents, but she also makes us better by being a coach on the field and a positive example for her teammates at all times. Kennedy Harp is a fantastic representation for the Peachtree Ridge softball program and what it means to be a Lion.”

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Kailyn Jones

Kailyn Jones

School: Grayson

Class: Senior

Position: Outfield

College choice: Virginia

Noteworthy:

♦ Hit .495 as a junior with four home runs, 37 RBIs, a school-record 17 doubles, two triples, 40 runs scored and 43 stolen bases

♦ First-team all-county by the Daily Post and Gwinnett Diamond Club, as well as GACA All-State

Best softball player in Gwinnett not on my team: North Gwinnett’s Marisa Miller

Summer travel team: Atlanta Premier Gold Locke

Twitter handle: @KailynJones2021

Song that gets me ready for a game: “Finer Things” by Polo g

Favorite field to play softball: South Commons Softball Complex, Columbus

Favorite class: Chemistry

Favorite teacher: Jessica King

Favorite restaurant: Bahama Breeze

Coach Bill Batchelor’s take: “K.J. has grown into the player I thought she would be. Her junior year was one of the best in Grayson history both offensively and defensively. She has all of the tools. At the plate, she is such a threat and you can’t defend all she can do. Speed, power, slap or bunt. Defensively, she has a highlight reel on Twitter. She makes tough plays look so easy and has a great arm. She continues to work extremely hard on and off the field to get better every day. She is a great student and is focused on challenging herself in the classroom. The best thing about K.J. is that she is so humble and just wants to help her team in any way she can.”

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Kylie Macy

Kylie Macy

School: Grayson

Class: Senior

Position: Pitcher

College choice: Georgia

Noteworthy:

♦ Went 22-4 as a junior with a 0.64 ERA and 263 strikeouts in 153 2/3 innings

♦ First-team all-county by the Daily Post and Gwinnett Diamond Club, as well as GACA All-State

Best softball player in Gwinnett not on my team: North Gwinnett’s Amber Reed

Summer travel team: Atlanta Vipers Holbrook

Twitter handle: @kyliemacy2021

Song that gets me ready for a game: “We Paid”

Favorite field to play softball: Grayson High School

Favorite class: Psychology

Favorite teacher: Bryan Tolbert

Favorite restaurant: Saké Gura Japanese Restaurant

Coach Bill Batchelor’s take: “Kylie Macy is just chill. No emotions. You could not tell if she was throwing a no-hitter or had just given up a run. She has that pitcher mentality. Don’t let that face fool you, though. She is as competitive as any player I have coached. She has worked extremely hard the past four years to become the pitcher she is. She puts in the time and is always working on her pitches and trying to improve. She has a great knowledge on how to attack batters. I respect that and I rely on what she is thinking and seeing when calling a game. She is athletic and can field her position. The best thing about Mac is that it is never about her. You will never hear her say anything about what she has done. She always credits her teammates.”

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