The 2021 Mississippi high school softball season is in the books, and it's time to recognize the best of the best.
SBLive's All-State Softball teams feature the best players from all six classifications of MHSAA competition. We tried to stick to the formula of three pitchers, a catcher, five infielders, four outfielders and a utility player for each team, but in an effort to truly recognize the best players, we wound up with six infielders and three outfielders on the second team.
Here are SBLive's All-State Softball teams for the 2020-2021 season:
FIRST TEAM ALL-STATE
P - Elleigh Willis, Senior, Neshoba Central
Willis was already one of the most decorated players in Mississippi history, but she capped off her career with a phenomenal senior season. She went 24-0 on the mound with a 1.56 ERA, 121 strikeouts and 29 walks in 130 innings of work. She also hit .548 in 103 plate appearances, drove in 38 runs, slugged seven doubles, three triples and two home runs and finished with a .612 on-base percentage.
P - Ryanne Hornsby, Junior, Oak Grove
Oak Grove’s star junior pitcher was instrumental in leading the Lady Warriors to the 6A finals. She went 22-5 on the mound and carried a 0.97 ERA over 180 innings of work with 233 strikeouts and 45 walks. She also hit .409 over 107 plate appearances with three home runs and 23 RBIs.
P - Julia Shaw, Junior, Hernando
Shaw was dominant in the circle for the 6A Champion Lady Tigers. She went 21-1 with 135.2 innings over 22 appearances, striking out 149 batters and walking just 28. Opponents hit just .179 against her.
C - McKaylee Polk, Senior, Senatobia
Led Senatobia to the second round before the Lady Warriors lost to eventual 3A State Champion Booneville. Polk hit .671 over 94 plate appearances with 10 home runs and 45 RBIs and committed just two errors in 27 games for a .974 fielding percentage.