BUFFALO, W.Va. — Recent graduates Cammy Hesson and Megan Hammond will represent Point Pleasant one final time on Thursday during the 2017 West Virginia North-South softball all-star game being held at the Buffalo High School Softball Complex in Putnam County.
Both Hammond and Hesson — a pair of four-year starters with the Lady Knights’ program — were selected to the North Team, which will be led by Ravenswood coach Cindy Carmichael.
The South squad will be coached by Kim Darby of George Washington.
The event starts at 10:30 a.m. with a home run derby competition that will be followed by specialized events including fastest arm, sprints and accuracy tests.
There will also be a total of three softball games played, with the first two scheduled to go a full seven innings while the finale will last five frames.
Those contests are scheduled for 1 p.m., 2:30 p.m. and 4 p.m., respectively.
A Most Valuable Player will be named for each team from each game, and there will also be awards presented to the challenge winners.
Hesson — the team’s everyday shortstop — produced a .424 batting average that included a team-high three homers to go along with seven doubles and two triples.
Hesson scored 27 runs and drove in 25 RBIs while joining Cochran with a team-high 39 hits.
Hammond — the team’s everyday centerfielder — hit .337 and had six doubles to go along with 16 RBIs. Hammond had 29 total hits and also scored 22 runs in 30 games.
The Lady Knights made their 12th straight regional tournament appearance and finished the 2017 campaign with a 23-9 overall mark.
Bryan Walters can be reached at 740-446-2342, ext. 2101.
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