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Trio of Lady Dukes named to All-State team

Jonathan Smith

WINDSOR

The Windsor Lady Dukes softball team had the best season in program history. The Lady Dukes won 18 games this season, played for a regional championship and participated in the state tournament for the first time.

Names to the first team, Sydney Carter batted .410 on the season with 16 RBIs and scored 33 runs.

Thanks to this success, three Lady Dukes were named to the All-State team on Monday. Junior MaKayla Burks, Senior Sydney Carter and senior E.J. Bankson have been selected to represent Windsor High School on the All-State team.

Burks was named to the second team. She had a strong defensive season for the Lady Dukes in right field. During the season, Burks had a fielding percentage of .933 with 14 putouts and five assists. During the playoffs, she was impressive with a perfect fielding percentage, five putouts, two assists and made several spectacular diving catches.

Carter was named to the first team. She started the season for the Lady Dukes, but due to injury was moved to catcher. Carter batted .410 on the season with 16 RBIs and scored 33 runs. During the season, she had a perfect fielding percentage in the outfield and only allowed one stolen base. Carter was lights out behind the plate during the playoffs, only allowing one stolen base and throwing out four base runners.

Bankson was named to the first team. She had a great season both pitching and batting. Bankson batted .523, with 33 RBIs. Bankson had 13 wins this season with 160 strikeouts. In the playoffs, Bankson only gave up three earned runs and had a no-hitter against West Point.

E.J. Bankson was named to the first team. She had a great season both pitching and batting. Bankson batted .523, with 33 RBIs.

The Windsor Lady Dukes would like to think the community and The Tidewater News for their support this season.