Raiders grab all-district honors


Shawn Stinson|Daily Journal Doodle Jacobs, left, Carleigh Haywood, NaLee Jacobs, Katie Satterfield and Chelsea Davis were all named to the all-district team this week.

ROCKINGHAM — The accolades for the Richmond Senior softball team continue to roll in.

This week, five members of the team were named to the North Carolina Softball Coaches Association’s District 4 4A squad. District 4 is composed of schools located in Bladen, Columbus, Cumberland, Harnett, Hoke, Lee, Montgomery, Moore, Richmond, Robeson and Scotland counties.

The NCSCA’s all-state selections will be released later this summer.

Richmond finished the season 21-5 and advanced to the fourth round of the state 4A playoffs, falling to South Caldwell 5-2.

Doodle Jacobs, who was named as the Southeastern Conference’s Player of the Year, is a three-time all-district selection. Jacobs batted a team-leading .524 as a junior with 10 doubles, five triples and 14 runs batted in. She also scored a team-high 33 runs and was second on the team with 15 stolen bases.

The junior third baseman is a two-time all-state pick.

Chelsea Davis is a two-time all-district honoree. Davis concluded her Richmond career by hitting a team-high 10 home runs. The first baseman also batted .367 this season with nine doubles and 27 RBIs.

Davis earned all-state honors last season.

Joining Davis and Jacobs as a multi-time all-district selection is Kate Satterfield. The second baseman ended her career by batting .398 with 10 doubles and a career-high six home runs. Satterfield was an all-district pick as a junior.

Carleigh Haywood and NaLee Jacobs were first-time all-district selections for the Raiders.

Haywood played shortstop this season and hit .352 in her first season on varsity. Haywood had a double, a triple and six RBIs. She scored 17 runs and stole four bases.

NaLee Jacobs started 20 of Richmond’s 26 contests in the pitcher’s circle. A sophomore, Jacobs posted a 17-5 record and notched one save with a 2.17 earned-run average in her first full season on varsity. She recorded 110 strikeouts in 141 2/3 innings and walked 33.

Richmond placed eight players on the all-district team last season and in 2013.

Pinecrest was the only other SEC school to have players selected to the all-district squad. Like the Raiders, the Patriots placed five on the team. Jordan Blake, Anna Bridgman, Alyssa Drake, Bri Embler and Carmen Love represented Pinecrest.

Cape Fear swept the District 4 individual awards as Haley Cashwell was the Player of the Year and Mary Williams earned Pitcher of the Year.

According to the NCSCA’s website, “member and non-member coaches are given the opportunity to nominate players for all-district and all-state awards.”

Reach managing editor Shawn Stinson at 910-817-2671 and follow him on Twitter @scgolfer.

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