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AP Walling 2019 Season Highlights

Photo Highlights May 2019

Friendly DH at Peachtree Ridge

AP Walling earns PGF Birth 

The Walling Ladies go 5-0 outscoring opponents 41-11 to earn their PGF Birth.  A highlight of the weekend was Hailey Cronic who hit 3 home runs to help her team seal their victories.

USA Elite Select National Tournament

AP Walling is super excited to head to Melbourne Florida for this elite event.  This tournament selects only 48 teams considered to be among the best in our country and we can’t wait to represent the Atlanta Premier Organization well.  #APProud

PGF St. Patrick’s Day Champions!!!

The AP Walling ladies took the fields and the trophy in their Spring season opening tournament.  It was a great day to go 5-0!!  Among the day’s accomplishments were a total of 27 runs (3 homers) and Payton Shells receiving the tournament MVP!!

 

Closing out April On Top

What a incredible weekend for AP Walling at the USA JO Series. This team has found it’s stride. Going 5-0 for the weekend.  These ladies scored 55 runs giving up only 9, had 5 home runs, fabulous pitching with a 1.87 ERA and all of this after a 32 day break from AP play.

AP Walling:  A talented group with something to prove…

Traveling to an entirely different continent, Ron Walling and his international AP Team took the fields offering proof positive – softball and the love of this amazing game are, without doubt, a universal language. 
These ladies certainly removed all doubt. This talented group represented not only the AP Organization but also the USA and the state of Georgia so very well.  Their smiles told a story of excitement but their on-field performance made it clear that this was no ordinary group; the athletes had arrived, serious competitors, and prepared to get down to business. Facing world-class talent, clear across the globe, some might have been intimidated, but Atlanta Premier International Walling faced each game with intensity and determination.  They were a force to be reckoned with – they WOULD NOT and DID NOT give up!!  They were a tough team, in every game all the way.
Off the field, they took in every moment and thrived with each opportunity.  Friends and once in a lifetime memories are definitely among the treasures accompanying them as they once again cross the oceans, this time returning to “the home of the brave.”

Embracing the Experience

Coach Ron Walling and his AP group are bringing new meaning to #APProud.  They have literally traveled across the world to play the game that they love; but, they’ve represented the AP organization and one of America’s favorite past times with determination, dedication, and distinction.  These athletes and their families definitely came to work but they’ve also taken the time to soak in a few sites and learn the culture of the hosting country.  Truly, this trip and these ladies are a wonderful example of finding common ground and coming together for love of the sport.

AP Walling goes International

AP Walling has completed their fall season and it wasn’t just any fall season; this fall not only were we the Atlanta Premier but also we were the International Premier.  What a blessing it was to have members of the Chinese Taipei team with us as we embarked on a schedule that included tournament and showcase play.  In addition to sharing the various Georgia fields with these awesome athletes, relationships were built with an excitement for the adventure to come.  AP Walling is thrilled to take this year’s 18U team to a new continent of competition joining our Taipei teammates once again in the game of softball.  However, this February it will not be a game played on the various Georgia fields – we will be in their neck of the woods.  What an honor it is to have the opportunity to host and visit the Chinese Taipei National team; The fact that it all happened around the game that we love, is an extra bonus!!

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It’s a Sign – Actually, a Signing!!

We are so excited to have our athletes complete their signing of the National Letter of Intent.  We can’t wait to see what these ladies will do when they take their game to the collegiate level.  We’ve several of our athletes committed to play at the next level and can’t wait to share their signing experiences with you here.  Congratulations girls – you’ve worked hard, achieved much, and brought smiles to many faces.

 

Team News & Updates

Meet our Alumni – Going Strong!!

Introducing our 2018/2019 AP Walling Team

After having multiple scheduled tryouts, numerous private appointments, and more than 43 athletes take the field – we are excited to say that these strong and talented athletes are AP Walling family.  We are looking forward to taking the fields for our best season ever.  #APProud

1 – Lindsey Kyte LHP/1B 
2 – Emily Holmes utility/outfield
5 – Peyton Fointno SS/Utility
7 – Shea Bayreuther 3B/utility
8 – Madison Simmons OF/Utility
12 – Sydney Moroney 2B/RHP
14 – Hailey Cronic 1B/OF
20 – Emily Matthews Catcher
21 – Kris Odum RHP/OF/Utility
22 – Brookely Lewis Catcher
28 – Hannah Bobo CF/utility
66 – Tiffany Haung 2B/Utility
25 – Payton Shells, RHP/1B

Spring Season Details – 2019

May 18:  PGF Schools OUt Qualifier @ Calhoun Park

June 01:  USA ASA State Tournament  @ Columbus, GA

June 07: West Georgia Showcase – University of West Georgia

June 13:  Champions Summer Showcase @ Patriots Park

June 23:  World FastPitch Championship @ USSSA Space Coast Complex (Melbourne FL)

July 10:  Atlanta Legacy Showcase @ Al Bishop Park

July 22:  USA ASA National Championship @ Montgomery AL

 

Champions Showcase. Home Runs Hailey (2) Emily H ,Shea B. All had Bombs this weekend. 6 Total for the weekend. #approud

 

Congratulations to these AP Players moving on to the Sweet 16.

7A schools
Kris Odum (E Coweta)
Peyton Fointno (Collins Hill)
Madison Simmons (Collins Hill)
Payton Shells (Archer)

5A Schools
Shea Bayreuther (Buford)
Lindsey Kyte. (Harris County)
Hannah Bobo (East Paulding)

4A Schools
Emily Holmes (Northside Columbus)

2A Schools
Emily Mathews (Harlem)
Brookley Lewis (Banks County)

Fantastic Job Ladies.

 

NOVEMBER 02, 2018

Congratulations to Sydney Moroney for being named Scholar Athlete of the Year for the second year in a row at the Forsyth Central Softball Banquet. Sydney also received her All-Regon 5-AAAAAAA Award. Great job Syd!!!

OCTOBER 2018
FCHS Softball (@fchs_softball)  Forsyth County High School Announces Stand Out Athletes!!
Congratulations to these Lady Dawgs for making the All Region 5-7A Team…Ansley Clark, Sydney Moroney and Sadie Waters! Way to represent the C-House!
Beauty and brains personified! Congratulations to the following Lady Dawgs for being named to the 2018 All Region 5-7A Academic Team: Kristi Brower, Gina Fishler, Abbie Flint, Grace Kiser, Bailey McCachren, Sydney Moroney, Mattie Smith and Sadie Waters.

 

The Fall Season has come to an end. Its completion is marked with a record of 8-3-2. We lost our first 3 games of the year but came back from those losses with a determination that simply put, was fun to watch. Since that last loss. we’ve scored 89 Runs and went 8-0-2 over the last 10 games. It’s going to be a fun year with this group. Exciting to watch them Hit the ball.

Kaitlyn Smith 2017 AP Walling Alumni

Alumni Feature

Kaitlyn Smith ~ Maryville University ~ 2017 AP Alumni

A freshman pitcher from Loganville, Georgia, Smith becomes the first Maryville softball player to earn USA South Rookie Pitcher of the Year accolades. She has posted an 11-1 record in 17 appearances, 13 starts, over 81.0 innings. She has compiled a 2.51 ERA with 74 strikeouts as opponents are hitting .248 against her.

“She stepped up,” Kelley said. “We asked a lot from her as a freshman, and for her to come in and step up on the mound and get that done for us, that’s huge. She pitched a lot for us. To have an experienced staff like we did, and for her to get so many innings, that’s awesome. To not only get those innings but succeed in those innings, she’s on par to have a great career here at Maryville College. We talk about it all the time about stepping up in conference games – those are the games that truly matter. You can see a different presence from her during conference games. She brought a different element, and it shows in her stats.”

In USA South-only action, her ERA dipped to a 0.54 as she posted a 6-0 record with 35 strikeouts and six shutouts in six starts. For her efforts this season, Smith collected First Team All-Conference and First Team West Division honors as a pitcher as well as one USA South Rookie Pitcher of the Week accolade.

 

 

Meet our Alumni…

 

 

The AP Walling Coaching Staff

 

Head Coach Ron Walling

“My family is softball and I love the game.”  Coach Walling has been a part of fastpitch softball for 24 years serving as both umpire and coach.  He has served the travel ball arena in the capacity of  head coach for 10 years, been with the AP organization since 2014, and boasts a winning record of 300 W – 115 L – 5 T.  Those wins include 2013 ASA GA State B Championship, top 20 finish at the 14U Nationals, top 10 finish at Triple Crown Eastern Nationals, 2015 3rd place finish ASA State Championship, and 2018 5th place finish at USSSA Nationals.  Additionally (since 2015), Coach Walling has consistently earned bids to the ASA Nationals.  He is invested in his players helping (to date) more than 25 of his athletes advance to the collegiate level many of whom were awarded scholarship packages.

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ap18uheadcoach@gmail.com

 

Assistant Coaches

 

Danny Bayreuther is no stranger to softball and the excitement of the game. He has been involved in the fastpitch arena for the past 10 years working with top-ranked A-level organizations.  He has a heart for the girls and the discipline of the game.  He brings encouragement, accountability, and a love of the sport to our team.  It is amazing to watch him work with the athletes; he has their utmost respect and creates in them a desire to grow and improve.

Ken Fointno is definitely familiar with the competitive sport of “ball;” he has been an active member of both baseball and fastpitch softball programs.  Coach Ken’s experience in the fastpitch arena includes serving as an Assistant Coach, Head Coach, and involved parent.  Throughout his multiple years in “A Level” softball, he has developed a keen sense of the game.  His knowledge and experience have earned a reputation of respect within some of Georgia’s top-ranked organizations.  Coach Fointno comes to AP Walling looking forward to working with our talented athletes, challenging their continued growth, and seeing them realize their best potential.

The AP Walling 2018-2019 Roster

Get to know Kris Odum

#21 Kris Odum

Team Captain 

Right-Handed Pitcher, 2B, OF, Slapper Class of 2019

COMMITTED:  Columbus State University

I am excited to be a part of the East Coweta High School class of  2019 and a member of the Lady Indians 36-0 State and Nationals Champions 2018.  It’s hard to believe that my high school journey is coming to a close.  I am thankful for the many lessons that I have learned, academic as well as life; it has helped to develop my determination and work ethic.  I work hard, strive for excellence in all things, and do not shy away from a challenge.

Academically, I maintain a 4.0 GPA, am working to master fluency of the Spanish language, and carry a full course load including dual enrollment classes; these are tools that I believe will help me achieve my “post high school” goal of earning a Bachelor’s degree in Health Science/Biology and ultimately becoming a surgeon.

Athletically, I am a part of the East Coweta Lady Indians softball, swim, and lacrosse programs. I have trained hard to be a well-rounded, team player.  I enjoy competing at the highest levels and among high caliber athletes, a tradition I am looking forward to continuing throughout my collegiate journey.  My softball game experience includes time on the mound as a natural right-handed pitcher, the outfield positions, and second base – serving wherever I am needed for the benefit of the team.  Behind the plate, I am a left-handed power hitter and slapper; in the base path, I am both speedy and aggressive.

Outside of a busy schedule, I enjoy spending time with my family, my friends, and my animals. I appreciate these relationships and our time together; it is what keeps me not only grounded but also encouraged.

Team Captain Kris Odum shows her true athleticism taking the game of La Cross by storm with East Cowetta.

 

Kris Odum at the plate for East Cowetta

https://www.facebook.com/ap18uheadcoach/videos/683327218703120/

Kris Odum is not just athletic ability – she is also a serious student; as a member of East Cowetta class of 2019, she graduated with multiple honors.

Get to Know Shea Bayreuther

#7 Shea Bayreuther

Team Captain

3B, Utility, Catcher
Class of 2019
Committed: Young Harris College

Shea has been playing travel softball since the age of 6.  She has been a 2 year starter at 3rd base for Buford HS and her team has won the GA High School State Championship her freshman and sophomore years.  She was named 2nd  team All-Region as a sophomore.  Shea wants to continue playing softball at the collegiate level at Young Harris College when she graduates and would like to major in Early Childhood Education.  In her free time, she enjoys traveling and volunteering for mission trips to Guatemala and working with young children.
Varsity Letter – Softball – 3 Years (Buford High School)
Varsity Softball Starting Lineup – 3 Year (Buford High School)
2 Time Softball State Championship (Buford High School)

Get to Know Tiffany Huang

#66 Tiffany Huang

2B, SS, Utility
Class of 2019                                                                                                                                                                                        Gwinnett School of Math, Science & Technology

Tiffany is a 4.0 honor student at The Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science, and Technology, the #1 school in the state. As a member of the Gwinnett Student Leadership Team, she has spent a lot time around the school working with administrators and planning events. Her goal is to attend an academically strong liberal arts school to study either anthropology or engineering in addition to playing softball. She is a member of the 2019 graduating class.

Get to Know Lindsey Kyte

#1 Lindsey Kyte

Left Handed Pitcher
Class of 2019
Committed: Kennesaw State University

Lindsey is a 2019 honor roll student at Harris County High School in Hamilton, GA.  She is a left handed pitcher, 1st baseman,  and an outfielder.   She plays both high school and travel ball and takes private pitching and hitting lessons out of Columbus, GA with Leo Valero.  She has verbally committed to continue her softball career at Kennesaw State University and is interested in pursuing an Information Technology degree.

A graduate of Harris County high School 2019, Lindsey Kyte not only walked with honors but also received a scholarship from the HC softball booster club.

Get to know Brookely Lewis

#22 Brookely Lewis

Catcher, 2B
Class of 2020

COMMITTED:  Emanuel College

You can’t always control the circumstances — only how you react to those circumstances; you can always control your attitude and your effort. -Jennie Finch

My name is Brookely Lewis. I attend Banks County High School and where I play varsity softball.  As a Lady Leopard, I am both a catcher and utility player. I am an honor student maintaining a 3.9 GPA as well as looking forward to my 2020 graduation.

I am so excited to have verbally committed to play softball for Emmanuel College. While there, I will be working hard to earn a Bachelor’s in Early Childhood Education as well as obtaining my K-12 certification.  My goal is to become a coach for the game that I love to play.  It’s been a huge part of my routine since that age of 5.

I have definitely fallen in love with the game; but, having the support of my parents and grandparents has made me love it even more. I am very blessed that God has given me the ability to play this sport; I am beyond thankful for each and every opportunity.

  • 9th Grade Varsity Letter
  • Brett Strickland Triple “A” Award for Academic, Athletic, Attitude
  • High School Honor Roll
  • NSHSS – The National Society of High School Scholars for Academic Achievement

Get to know Peyton Fointno

# 5 – Peyton Fointno

SS, Utility
Class of 2020

Peyton is a Collins Hill student and a member of the 2020 graduating class.  She has enjoyed a softball career that includes not only being a member of the varsity starting line up but also an impressive list of elite travel ball teams.  Though she has a number of impressive academic and athletic results by her name, what sets her apart is her focus.  She isn’t afraid to put her mind to whatever the task at hand nor is she likely to back down from a challenge.

Get to know Emily Matthews

#20 – Emily Matthews

Catcher
Class of 2019

Committed:  Point University

Emily is a member of Harlem High School’s 2019 graduating class.  Her face is usually painted with a bright smile that makes others take notice; but, don’t let that fool you.  She is a competitor.  As a catcher, she performs well under pressure, thinks quick on her feet, and displays leadership on and off the field.

Get to know Sydney Moroney

#12 – Sydney Moroney

Right-Handed Pitcher, 2B
Class of 2020

Sydney will graduate from Forsyth Central High School of Cumming, Georgia as a member of the 2020 graduating class.  She is a well-rounded athlete and an excellent student.  She takes her academic life seriously maintaining a 4.07 GPA in both honors and AP courses.  She enjoys pitching as a true right-hander but is versatile on the fields playing 2B, 1B, and outfield positions.  At the plate, she is a speedy slapper producing when her team needs her most.

Congratulations to Sydney Moroney for being named Scholar Athlete of the Year for the second year in a row at the Forsyth Central Softball Banquet. Sydney also received her All-Regon 5-AAAAAAA Award. Great job Syd!!!

 

 

FCHS Softball (@fchs_softball)  Forsyth County High School Announces Stand Out Athletes!!
Congratulations to these Lady Dawgs for making the All Region 5-7A Team…Ansley Clark, Sydney Moroney and Sadie Waters! Way to represent the C-House!
Beauty and brains personified! Congratulations to the following Lady Dawgs for being named to the 2018 All Region 5-7A Academic Team: Kristi Brower, Gina Fishler, Abbie Flint, Grace Kiser, Bailey McCachren, Sydney Moroney, Mattie Smith and Sadie Waters.

Sydney Moroney is featured in the local newspaper:

https://www.forsythnews.com/sports/forsyth-central-high-school/softball-mccachrans-near-perfect-effort-lifts-central-past-lambert/

https://www.forsythnews.com/sports/forsyth-central-high-school/softball-central-avoids-no-hitter-cromies-return-north-gwinnett/

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Get to know Madison Simmons

# 8 – Madison Simmons

OF, Utility
Class of 2019

Madison Simmons will join the ranks of the high school graduate in May 2019.  Along with a strong academic showing her high school reflections will include many days spent on the softball field.  She has enjoyed competing with many of her classmates and at an elite travel ball level.

Get to know Payton Shells

#25 – Payton Shells

Committed – Grambling State University
Right-Handed Pitcher, 1B Class of 2019
Payton Shells knows that sometimes zero doesn’t mean “nothing” it means the game.  As a right-handed pitcher, she boasts a record that includes multiple wins, an impressive number of strikeouts, and many opponent shutouts.  She approaches softball the same way she approaches academics and most of life; though she never stops working, she strives to be defined by her determined attitude instead of the numbers on the scoreboard.

Get to Know Hannah Bobo

#28 Hannah Bobo

CF, Utility
Class of 2020

Hannah, whether playing middle infield or Centerfield, shows her dedication to the game through time and effort.  She can often be found at the cages where she regularly works with her hitting instructor Courtney Sutter.  She is a member of the East Pauling High School Lady Raiders and always willing to pitch in for her team.  She has a strong defensive record and a productive bat.  It only takes a moment of watching her play to know that she, though taking it very seriously, not only loves the game of softball but also has the heart and attitude of a great teammate.

Get to Know Hailey Cronic

#14 Hailey Cronic

1B, OF
Class of 2019

COMMITTED:  Georgia Highlands College

Hailey is a member of the 2019 graduating class.  She has a strong academic presence maintaining a 3.0 GPA.  As a high school athlete, she looks forward to continuing not only her education but also her softball career as a member of the Georgia Highlands Chargers.

RETURNING ALUMNI TEAMMATES

AP Walling is excited to welcome 3 of our alumni as they close our their travel ball career and head into the next college season.

Get to Know Jaycie Hand

Jaycie Hand

LH pitcher, LH batter, 1B, OF, back up catcher

Class of 2022

 

Jaycie Elise Hand is a 2003 birthday and looking forward to a 2022 graduation with Carrollton High School in Carollton, GA.  She puts in a great deal of time and effort on the fields but doesn’t let that detract from her grades and academic performance where she has a 3.9 GPA with Honors and AP classes.

Jaycie is well rounded and takes her school and community involvement seriously as a member of the Varsity softball team, Beta Club, and FCA.  She also serves as a volunteer coach for the 5/6 girls softball team and is a Teen Volunteer with Carroll County Sheriffs Dept Youth Summer Camps.

She has played softball since the age of 4, on travel teams since the age of 10 .  You will always find her hard at work but wearing a smile as she does it. 

RETURNING ALUMNI TEAMMATES

AP Walling is excited to welcome 3 of our alumni as they close our their travel ball career and head into the next college season.

Syrena Holmes – #5

 

Cassee Wood – #52

Lauren Kierpa – #20

Incredible Opportunity

AP Walling plays Chinese Taipei National Olympic Team July 2018

AP Walling goes National…

Closing out the season with a 5th place finish!!   

USSSA NationalChampionship Road to the Beach 2018 (Destin, FL)

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