MADISON- Madison-area schools are well represented in the 2021 Alabama Sports Writers Association baseball and softball selections. In addition, two of the elite student-athletes have been on Super All-State Teams.
Those selected for the Super All-State Baseball team included Bob Jones’ Slate Alford, a senior infielder who signed with Mississippi State while junior pitcher Emma Rolfe, also of Bob Jones, was selected to be part of the Super All-State softball team. . Rolfe is a verbal commitment to Auburn.
The ASWA 2021 baseball team included Class 7A: C-Max Soliz, Bob Jones, Sr., IF- Slate Alford, Bob Jones, Sr., IF- AJ Causey, Sparkman, Sr., OF: Jack Buening, Sparkman , Therefore. Second team selections include OF- Logan Hittle, Bob Jones, Sr., UT- Jakob Lewis, Sparkman, Sr., Hitter of the Year – Slate Alford, Bob Jones. Sr.
Class 5A: C-Jackson Hirschler, Madison Academy, Sr., OF- Alex Wade, Madison Academy, Jr. Those selected for the second team were UT- Kai Watson, Madison Academy, Sr., DH- Avery Seaton, Madison Academy, Sr.
The ASWA 2021 softball team included Class 7A: P-Emma Rolfe, Bob Jones, Jr., C-Aubrie Lisenby, Bob Jones, Sr., DH- Zahria Jones, Sparkman, Sr. The second team selections were P- Megan Shurtz, Bob Jones, Sr., OF- Charlotte Herron, Bob Jones, Fr. Honorable mention selections included IF- Cassie Reasner, Sparkman, So.
Class 4-A: IF- Mya Clark, Madison Academy, So. Second team players included IF- Mackenzie Meadow, Madison Academy, Jr. Hitter of the Year- Mya Clark, Madison Academy, So.
For Alford, a Mr. Baseball nominee for Alabama, he set school records in runs (62), home runs (14) and hits (64) during the 2021 season. He hit 0.464 with 49 points produced and scored 17 doubles. He has been approached by many professional scouts about his third baseman skills and his strikes. He was selected as Rawlings Sporting Goods Perfect Game All-American.
Rolfe has been an outstanding pitcher for the Lady Patriots since she was a freshman and helped Bob Jones to the top of the nation during the 2021 season. She started playing softball at age four-year-old when she used a plastic bat on a small lot in her new home in Anniston. At one point as a recreational league player, she was the worst player on the team, but began to develop rapidly at the age of nine. Once she joined a travel team at the age of 10, she began to flourish in an engrossing pitcher and was selected All-State as a pitcher when she played for Class 5A Alexandria in seventh year and a year later she was selected All-State as a first baseman.
At Madison Academy, Clark had a huge season for the Mustangs with a 0.627 strike, with 47 hits, 10 doubles, five triples, 17 homers with 54 RBIs. She scored 58 points and stole 21 goals. Her extraordinary talents as a sophomore have had college recruiters waiting to approach her about her future in softball.