ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Macie Crutchfield

Southwestern Randolph, softball

Crutchfield completed her junior season as the Most Valuable Player of the Class 2A state championship series.

She pitched every inning in both games as the Cougars captured the title by sweeping Midway in games held at UNC Greensboro. In those 12 innings (because Game 1 was reduced to five innings by the mercy rule), she compiled 19 strikeouts and issued three walks.

Crutchfield is a three-year starter for Southwestern Randolph, racking up high strikeout totals most of the time.

She’s also has provided the team with boost at the plate. In the state finals, she had a total of four hits across the two games.

Crutchfield also was dubbed the Athlete of the Week in March 2022 shortly after the beginning of her high school softball career.

By Randolph Record