Arabian Allyson Taylor named Hill Country Bombers’ softball team MVP

Devine Arabian softball player Allyson Taylor’s impressive showing for the fast pitch softball Hill Country Bombers led to the Bomber’s USSSA South Regional Summer 16U championship and propelled the league’s Most Valuable Player Award. Allyson started at catcher, batted .412, had a .920 fielding average, and accumulated over 20 putouts on potential baserunners.
Arabian Head Softball Coach Juan Gonzales commented on Allyson’s outstanding summer showing. “As her high school coach, I cannot help but be excited, eager, and proud when I hear news of achievement by one of my athletes.
“It is great to have a kid so dedicated to a sport that works hard, is coachable, and strives to do her best. Last season, Allyson was the District 29-4A Defensive MVP and our team Gold Glove Award winner.
“Adding Season MVP of her travel ball team with The Hill Country Bombers is a hugeaccomplishment made by a young athlete. I am proud of her and very excited for softball season to get here. Congratulations, Ally!”
The Bomber’s team is comprised of local talent from the San Antonio area, Boerne, and one of Devine’s own Arabians. The team traveled to tournaments in Austin, Colorado, Houston, McKinney, Portland (TX), and San Antonio racking up a Top 10 finish in the 130 team Denver tournament, a 4th place finish in Austin, a semi-finalist appearance in Houston, and earned the top honors as the Team Champion in Portland.
“It was a great summer traveling to many places to play against good teams,” Allyson said. “I was able to improve all my softball skills through practices and games. Being awarded the MVP was a nice ending to a very busy but productive summer.”
Allyson is the daughter of Scott and Nikki Taylor of Devine.