Pikeville senior Emily Ford left her mark on the Lady Panthers program during her career in the circle.
She capped her final season with 263 strikeouts and walked just 36 batters, finishing as the school’s all-time strikeout and wins leader.
At the plate, she hit .388, with 45 hits and 32 RBIs.
Ford was honored as Mountain Top Sports’ Player of the Year.
The first team selections included Pike Central sophomore hurler Chloe Hannah who was named captain. The second team is led by Shelby Valley infielder Riley Fleming.
Lawrence County coach Kenny Horn was the runaway choice as Coach of the Year after leading the Lady Bulldogs to a region-best 29-7 record.
Here are the 2022 Mountain Top Sports All-Area softball teams:
Player of the Year: Emily Ford, Sr., Pikeville
Coach of the Year: Kenny Horn, Lawrence County
P – Chloe Hannah, So., Pike Central (Capt.)
P – Maddie Vaughn, Jr., Johnson Central
P – Taylor Blevins, 8th, Lawrence County
P – Cadyn Roberson, 8th, Floyd Central
C – Danielle Crum, So., Lawrence County
C – Ginna Jones, So., Pikeville
INF – Olivia Bowling, Sr., Shelby Valley
INF – Livia Sanders, So., Pike Central
INF – Kensley Feltner, Jr., Lawrence County
INF – Kelcie Adams, Sr., Pikeville
INF – Randi Delong, So., Johnson Central
OF – Abigail McDougal, Jr., Letcher Central
OF – Abigail Williams, Sr., Johnson Central
OF – Brittany Thompson, Sr., Martin County
OF – Molly Music, So., Paintsville
OF – Izzi Rose, Jr., Pikeville
UTL – Bree Jones, Fr., Lawrence County
UTL – Josie Adkins, So., Shelby Valley
UTL – Taylor Hannah, Jr., Pike Central
UTL – Emily Adkins, Jr., Shelby Valley
P – Lily Napier, Sr., Shelby Valley
P – Laney Bledsoe, So., Paintsville
P – Molly Fahm, 7th, Belfry
C – Mayson Delong, Fr., Johnson Central
C – Autumn Wampler, Jr., Letcher Central
C – Kyra Looney, Jr., Shelby Valley
C – Jae-leigh Bates, Jr., Jenkins
INF – Chelsea Johnson, So., Floyd Central
INF – Cassidy Slater, Jr., Pikeville
INF – Clara Blair, Sr., Johnson Central
INF – Riley Fleming, Fr. Shelby Valley (Capt.)
INF – Kendal Hall, Sr., Johnson Central
INF – Linzee Phillips, Sr., Belfry
OF – Tori Holcomb, Sr., Letcher Central
OF – Brynnlyn Smith, Jr., Martin County
OF – Shana Ray, So., Pikeville
OF – Abby Nelson, So., Lawrence County
UTL – Natalie Fite, So., Belfry
UTL – Grace Martin, Sr., Floyd Central
UTL – Abigail Hess, Fr., Pike Central
UTL – Jada Slone, Sr., Prestonsburg
HONORABLE MENTION: Shelby Blevins, Lawrence County; Emalie Tackett, Pike Central; Jaden Bowling, Claire Gamble, Johnson Central; Olivia Bowling, Macy Salyers, Shelby Valley; Hannah Akers, Olivia Bowling, Pikeville;
Myra Bevins, Cameron Childers, Belfry; Scarlett McCarty, Katie Howard, Magoffin County; Ashley Wells, Mattie Ratliff, Paintsville; Hannah Lewis, Allyson Stumbo, Emma Dudleson, Floyd Central; Mackenzie Nantz, Chloe Wampler, Scarlett Stamper, Letcher Central.
Anna Eldrige, Skye Brown, Alexis Richie, Jenkins; Hannah Stacy, Zoie Hinkle, Martin County; Abby Simpson, Kierstin Coleman, East Ridge; Celina Mullins, Rachel Roberts, Lainie Prater, Prestonsburg; Shanda Kinder, Ivy Layne, Phelps; Emily Johnson, Betsy Layne.