Today’s senior spotlight is Emily Barras of Trenton High School. Barras was a 2-sport athlete who participated in basketball and softball.
Barras was third on the Lady Tigers’ basketball team with an average of 2.7 assists per game. She was also fourth on the team with an average of 2.1 steals per game. One of her best games was in December against Hilliard in a district clash. Barras scored a season-high nine points, dished out seven assists and added six steals in the win. She helped lead Trenton to a 21-6 record, a district championship, and a spot in the Class 1A Regional Final.
But on the diamond, she was even better.
Last year as a junior, Barras had a batting average of .429 with two doubles, 21 RBI, 23 runs scored, and nine stolen bases as Trenton went 27-0 to win the Class 1A softball state title. Barras was off to a great start in her senior season, batting .480 for the 10-0 Tigers, who were nationally-ranked. She had four multi-hit games and had at least a run or a hit in every game this season.
Barras was third on the team with 18 runs scored and was second on the team with eight walks which contributed to her .571 on base percentage. She also led the team in sacrifices.
Barras was a 1st Team All-State selection in softball and a Player of the week. She was a Scholar Athlete of the week in basketball. Her favorite high school sports moment was the Dance Battle against Bell in the district tournament. Her favorite coach moment is when Coach Todd sings the Ballad of Curtis Lowe.
Barras signed to play at Mercer University. She was born in Macon, Georgia, and said she’s ready to go home.
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