Meet The Selma Times-Journal’s softball player of the year

Published 1:06 pm Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Statistics can’t measure what catcher Madi Britt meant to the Morgan Academy softball team.

Britt is named The Selma Times-Journal’s softball player of the year for her role in the Lady Senators reaching the AISA State Tournament.

Britt was surprised to land the title of Miss Dallas County softball. She was named Morgan Academy’s softball MVP last month.

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“I feel very humble by it,” Britt said. “Out of every single softball player in Dallas County, I was named the best.”

The biggest stats for Britt came on the defensive side. She had 86 putouts in 96 attempts for a percentage of .958 for the team’s highest percentage. She also had the fewest errors, four, for total chances over 60.

Morgan Academy coach Cherie Grimes praised Britt for her work ethic and leadership skills, a big reason she earned the team’s MVP award.

“Madi is a hard working athlete who always gives her best,” Grimes said. “She’s got a great attitude, a kind spirit. She stands behind her teammates no matter what.”

Britt said the award puts a bullseye on her back for next season, but she will be ready for the challenges.

“Everyone will have expectations of me, I’ll keep working harder,” Britt said. “It will make me work harder to keep the award next year.”

Britt believes the Lady Senators (6-20) laid the foundation for a strong season in 2020. Morgan Academy stumbled out of the gate, but finished second in Region 2 and made the AISA State Tournament.

“We stumbled at the start of the season,” Britt said. “As the season progressed, we learned how to come together. The momentum will carry us into next year. We got a lot closer and it feels like everyone’s like a family.”

Britt has planned her future after graduating from Morgan Academy next spring. Britt plans to attend Wallace Community College-Selma before eventually  transferring to a four-year college and possible major in either Engineering or Computers.