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Two Dawson County softball players were named to the All-Area team by The Times of Gainesville last week.

Junior Joy Lewis was named to the first team.

Lewis, an infielder and pitcher, batted .507 with 14 doubles and 34 RBIs. Lewis also picked up six wins on the mound with a 1.87 ERA. She had 103 strikeouts this season.

Senior pitcher/first baseman, Martie Rogers, was selected to the second team. The Lander University signee batted .453 with 20 RBIs this season. Rogers had nine wins and two saves from the mound over 99 innings that she pitched. Rogers also recorded 101 strikeouts.

Buford dominated the All-Area team with four players named to the first team and four players named second team.

It is an impressive cast joining Lewis on the first team. This includes Player-of-the-year Morgan Walters from the state Class AAA champions, Buford Wolves. The senior smacked an eye-opening 17 home runs with 60 RBIs for Coach-of-the-Year Tony Wolfe.

Also on the first team are Bria Bush, Buford. The junior was named pitcher-of-the-year with an 18-1 record with 109 strikeouts in 103.2 innings of work. Natalie Winters (East Hall), Ashley Neal (West Hall), Tessa Daniels (Buford), Olivia Husted (Jefferson), Mason Garland (Jackson County), Kali Turner (East Hall), Georgia Webb (Habersham Central), Kelly Kahlert (Flowery Branch), and Niki Cook (Buford).

On the second team with Rogers are Laken Chambers (Union County), Haley Warner (Banks County), Jordan Deep (Buford), Bailey Sims (Flowery Branch), Baylee Sexton (Buford), Drew Puckett (Buford), Jenna Thomas (Commerce), Sydney Kinard (Lumpkin County), and Remington Hasty (Buford).