Montana Fouts, who led an undefeated East Carter team to the 2016 softball state tournament, was named Sophomore Player of the Year by CBS MaxPreps on Tuesday.
Fouts, who’s signed with the University of Alabama, finished the year with a 0.48 ERA. She threw 14 no-hitters and nine perfect games last season. She’s the first Kentuckian to receive this award.
Two other Kentuckians were named sophomore All-Americans by CBS MaxPreps. Hannah James, an East Jessamine pitcher who was named as a utility player, had a 1.36 ERA but was also effective at the plate. She batted .554, hit 17 home runs and drove in 55 runs.
Louisville commit Taylor Roby, a Bullitt East pitcher, also made it as a utility player. She posted a 1.15 ERA and hit .590 over the season.
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No Kentucky players were named to the freshman and junior teams. The senior All-America team had not yet been announced.