By R. Alan Richardson
If some college coach doesn’t sign our centerfielder to a full-ride scholarship, you have to wonder about their ability to evaluate talent. Sarah Couch had one of those seasons at the plate, on the base paths, and roaming the outfield that should make the next level coaches drool to get a shot at her.
Let’s just look at some of her amazing stats she put up this season. This information comes courtesy from Coach Jason McBay.
Sarah Couch is one of only 80 seniors from around the state to be selected to play in the Georgia Dugout Club Senior All-State All-Star game next weekend at LaGrange College. Sarah is one of 20 seniors that will make up the Region 6-AAA and 8-AAA all-star team. The weekend (Sat & Sun Nov 12th & 13th) will include three games against the other all-star teams, an All-Star banquet and meal, and individual skills tests (arm strength, Homerun derby, slapping) competitions.
Sarah had an unbelievable season stats wise. Couch had a team and region leading 65 hits in 125 at bats for a region and team-leading 0.520 batting average. Sarah also had a team and region leading 47 runs scored and a phenomenal 66 stolen bases in 70 attempts. Centerfield was the place that doubles went to die at Morgan County as Sarah patrolled the outfield with a 0.988 fielding percentage.
McBay said, “In a year where our team accomplished almost all of our goals, Sarah was a shining star. Sarah is so humble and really doesn’t give herself enough credit. She is a young lady that lives and breathes hard work and self-motivation. She has a 4.0 GPA and is ranked in the top five of her senior class. She strives to be the best in every area of her life and I believe she is. She is by far the best defensive centerfielder and leadoff hitter I have ever had the pleasure to coach. The best attribute about Sarah is her selfless servant leadership. She is always the last one in the dugout picking up trash and doing what is responsible. She makes all of us – coaches included – better! I will miss her but I’m so proud of the season she and her teammates had. It’s great to be a Morgan County Lady Dog!!”