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Silvers chosen as MVP of showcase

Unicoi County High School Lady Devil softball player Kacy Silvers put colleges across the United States on notice during a successful performance in the Queen of Diamonds Softball Showcase held in Rock Hill, S.C.
The format of the tournament is not your usual ‘round robin’ bracket play. Players apply for acceptance for the showcase and are picked from multiple entries. Once players arrive to the showcase, the ladies are divided into teams and given an hour to practice for games.
Once the actual games start, each inning begins with a runner on first base and the pitcher in the circle has a one ball and one strike count.
The format is used to force action on the field and to give the multiple NCAA collegiate coaches in attendance a chance to see what each player can do during a game time situation.
Silvers, who will be a senior for the Lady Devils next season, led her squad with an on-base percentage of .667 and went 6-9 at the plate during the showcase.
While doing the damage at the plate, Silvers faced 52 batters in the circle and struck out 34.
In Silvers’ final game at the showcase, she faced 15 batters and tossed 13 strikeouts. Silvers also went 3-4 at the plate.
The performance earned her Most Valuable Player during the showcase, which is an award selected by a panel of NCAA coaches participating in the event.