The District 16-4A All-District team featured many Midlothian players.
The list included four players on the first team, two on the second team and two more were tabbed as superlatives.
Senior pitcher Tori Benavidez was named the pitcher of the year while teammate Brittany Caruthers was nominated as the defensive player of the year.
Benavidez finished the district season with a 9-1 mark and a 0.60 ERA. She allowed only eight runs scored with only five of those earned. She finished the year with 70 strikeouts.
Benavidez was solid at the plate as well. She had a batting average of .455 in district with 10 RBI and 15 out of 15 stolen base attempts.
Senior catcher Brittany Caruthers was named the district’s defensive player of the year.
She was nominated because of her outstanding performances behind the plate. Not only did she do a great job defensively, she called all the pitches herself.
Caruthers hit the ball well also with a .432 batting average overall. She recorded two doubles, one triple, two home runs and 15 RBI.
The Lady Panthers had five players that hit over a .300 batting average in district. The team’s overall batting average was .355.
Lady Panthers head coach Jennifer McFalls was happy that her team received recognition for their efforts this year. Her team finished with a 28-8 record that included a bi-district win over Red Oak.
“I was very proud of our offensive and defensive efforts throughout district,” McFalls said. “I am very proud of our team for being recognized in two superlative awards with six all-district nominations. We had a very strong senior class this year and we were well represented.”
Players nominated to the first and second teams were Whitney Bankston, Kaydee Bland, Megan Curry, Brady Luedtke, Mackenzie Grier and Jade Laurence.