Houston senior Bethany Korte and sophomore Carmen Floyd were recently named to the all-district softball team in Class 2 District 6.
Korte, the team’s leadoff hitter and center fielder, led the team in most offensive categories. She batted .600 with a .690 on-base percentage and stole 23 bases while only being thrown out twice. Korte scored a team-leading 27 runs and only struck out four times in 54 at-bats.
“Bethany is the type of player that doesn’t come around very often. She is the ultimate softball weapon,” said first-year Lady Tigers coach Willy Walker. “She has a lot of natural ability and is one of the most explosive athletes I have seen at Houston in a lot of years.”
Beginning with the softball team’s inaugural season, Korte played all four years the program existed. Walker said Korte’s attitude and work ethic was an example to her teammates.
Korte signed a letter of intent during the season to play softball at Evangel University.
“She had a dream and went out and got it,” Walker said.
Floyd earned all-district honors as a pitcher after taking over the role of team ace midway through the season. She threw the team’s only shutout of the season — a 11-0 five-inning victory Sept. 14 against Seymour.
Walker said Floyd spent the offseason perfecting her pitching motion and control.
“I was impressed the most with her willingness to work on her pitching all summer, while probably thinking that she wouldn’t be pitching this season,” Walker said.
At the plate, Floyd was one of the team’s top power hitters. She batted .349 and hit the team’s only home run to clear the fences.
Walker said Floyd was slowed by an ankle injury that forced her to miss a game.
“She is a much tougher kid than a lot of people might think,” Walker said. “She played hurt most of the season but wouldn’t use it for an excuse.”