Kennedy Barron

Pisgah rising senior pitcher and Duke softball commit Kennedy Barron was selected for the AHSADCA North-South All-Star Softball Series.

Kennedy Barron is the latest Pisgah softball player to earn an all-star honor from the Alabama High School Athletic Directors and Coaches Association.

Barron was selected to the North roster for the North-South Softball All-Star Series, which is part of the annual AHSADCA All-Star Week. The event, scheduled for mid-July in Montgomery, was canceled because of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic.

“I’m disappointed the games didn’t make, but I’m grateful to have been selected,” Barron said.

The teams were comprised of 2021 rising seniors and were chosen by a coaches committee from nominations received from AHSAA member school softball coaches.

“A lot of my travel ball friends (from the Birmingham Thunderbolts organization) were selected too,” Barron said. “It would have been cool to get to see them and play with them.”

Barron is committed to play collegiately at Duke University and is three-time ASWA Class 3A first-team all-state selection. She is the 11th Pisgah player in program history to be selected for the North-South Softball All-Star Series. 

“Very deserving of the selection,” Pisgah coach Billy Duncan said of Barron. “Been a great multi-role, multi-position player for us. Great athlete. Works as hard as any kid I’ve ever had.”

Barron was selected to the all-star series as a pitcher. She pitched in nine games of Pisgah’s 11 games during its COVID-19 shortened 2020 season, recording 25 strikeouts in 24 1/3 innings. At the plate, she was batting .633 (19-for-30) with four home runs, three doubles, 17 RBIs, and five walks while scoring 10 runs.

“She was off to a great start at the plate,” Duncan said. “She was on track for 20-plus homers if the season hadn’t been shortened. Offensively, she’s been on a tear the last couple of years.”

For her career, Barron has 34 career home runs, 226 RBIs and a 1.30 career OPS. In the circle, Barron has 433 career strikeouts and posted 67 wins during the 2017-2019 seasons.

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