Oliver, Dill earn Hitter of Year awards
by Johnathan Bentley
Jun 09, 2012 | 1786 views | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Sumiton Christian's Cadi Oliver
Sumiton Christian's Cadi Oliver
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Cadi Oliver entered the 2012 softball season with a pair of Hitter of the Year awards to her credit.

She leaves Sumiton Christian as a three-time recipient.

Oliver was named the Class 2A Hitter of the Year by the Alabama Sports Writers Association today. She won the Class 3A Hitter of the Year as a sophomore and was also the 2A winner last year.

“Personally, I feel that she’s one of the best hitters in the state,” Sumiton Christian coach Jessica Aderholt said. “She only struck out four times this year. With the pitching we faced, that’s really good.”

Oliver, a Jacksonville State signee, hit .589 in her senior season. She also belted 19 home runs with 66 RBIs along with 96 runs scored and 34 stolen bases.

In Class 1A, the Parrish Tornadoes were ranked in the top three all season long, thanks in large part to the bat of first baseman Paige Dill.

Dill was rewarded as the 1A Hitter of the Year by the ASWA. On the season, she hit .544 with 11 home runs, 68 RBIs and 39 runs scored.

“She led us in almost every offensive category,” Parrish coach Heath Burns said. “She was a catalyst on offense. When we had runners on, she was the hitter we wanted up at the plate. She was clutch.”

Oliver, who played pitcher and shortstop, made the 2A All-State Team at utility. She was joined on the first team by teammates Katlyn Sides at second base and T’Ebonie Tanner at outfield.

Sumiton Christian pitcher Katie Justice was an honorable mention selection.

Dill was a 1A first-team All-State selection at first base and was joined on the team by teammate Savanna Jones, who stole 80 bases this season.

Lynn catcher Reagan Tittle also made the 1A first-team. Lynn pitcher Tiffany Self and third baseman Ellie Pendley were honorable mention selections.

In Class 3A, Cordova pitcher Faith Sims made first team at utility.