Hager named GCAA Pitcher of the Year; Hatterman named Coach of the Year

Pictured, from left, are Ally Hattermann and Faith Hager.

BARNESVILLE — The Georgia Collegiate Athletic Association (GCAA) has announced its 2021 Softball All-Region 17 honors and Gordon State College’s Faith Hager has earned the GCAA Pitcher of the Year while head coach Ally Hattermann has been named GCAA Coach of the Year.

GSC also had pitcher Bailey Odom, infielder Breanna Lee, outfielders Makenzie English and Camden Steele, and designated player/utility player Catherine Barefield earn All-Region 17 first team honors.

Hager, a nursing major from Conyers/Heritage High School, currently has a 17-6 win-loss record with one save, 119 strikeouts with just 22 walks in 119.2 innings pitched, and a commanding 1.40 earned-run-average in the circle this season for the Highlanders.

Hager, a freshman right-hander who has been GSC’s game one starter this season, has 15 complete games and seven shutouts for the Highlanders.

Odom, a freshman left-hander from Danville/Bleckley County High School and a nursing major, has a 14-1 win-loss record with one save, 58 strikeouts in 87.2 innings pitched, and a sparkling 1.52 ERA in the circle this season.

Lee, a sophomore nursing major from Concord/Pike County High School, is batting .372 with four home runs, 40 RBI, 26 runs scored and six stolen bases.

English, a radiology nursing major from Williamson/ Pike County High School, is batting .345 with four home runs, 45 runs scored, 22 stolen bases and 18 RBI.

Steele, a freshman nursing major from Jackson/Union Grove High School, is batting .264 with 17 runs scored, 12 RBI, seven stolen bases and a 1.000 fielding percentage on 35 chances this season.

Barefield, a freshman nursing major from Cataula/Harris County High School, currently has a batting average of .410, 16 home runs, 48 RBI and 32 runs scored.

Barefield broke the school single-season record of 13 homers when hit No. 14 on April 26.

Hattermann has led GSC to a 32-11 overall record and 21-3 GCAA regular season mark, which propelled the Highlanders to their first GCAA title and the No. 1 seed in the upcoming region/conference tournament.

Hattermann is in her 22nd year at Gordon and picked up her 500th career victory back on February 21 at Wesleyan College (Ga.).

GSC also had outfielder Hailey Hooper (Monticello/Piedmont Academy) and infielders Taylor McClendon (McDonough/ Ola High School) and Kinsey Jones (Aragon/Rockmart High School) earn their way on to the All-Region 17 second team.

2021 Softball All Region

GCAA Player of the Year: Jessica Owens — Georgia Military College

GCAA Pitcher of the Year: Faith Hager — Gordon State

GCAA Coach of the Year: Ally Hatterman — Gordon State

Infield — First Team

Breanna Lee — Gordon State

Jessica Owens — Georgia Military College

Madison Bennett — Georgia Highlands College

Hailey Cronic — Georgia Highlands College

Lacey Rutledge — Georgia Highlands College

Outfield — First Team

Makenzie English- Gordon State

Sierra Taylor- East Georgia State

Whitley Ward- Georgia Military College

Camden Steele- Gordon State

Pitchers — First Team

Faith Hager — Gordon State

Jana Shellhorse — Georgia Military College

Bailey Odom — Gordon State

Catchers — First Team

Karli Williams — ABAC

Alaina Lee — East Georgia State

DP/UT — First Team

Catherine Barefield — Gordon State

Infield — Second Team

Madyson Lamp — South Georgia State

Taylor McClendon — Gordon State

Breanna Harper — ABAC

Kinsey Jones — Gordon State

Alaina Hooks — East Georgia State

Outfield — Second Team

Caroline Hughes — Georgia Military College

Autumn Land — Georgia Military College

Hailey Hooper — Gordon State

Ally Daffron — Georgia Highlands College

Pitchers — Second Team

Britney Foster — East Georgia State

Montana Ledbetter — Georgia Highlands College

Madyson Morton — Georgia Highlands College

Catchers — Second Team

Izzy Marcotte — Georgia Highlands College

Macy Poisal — Georgia Military College

DP/UT — Second Team

Makenzie Graves — Georgia Military College