DCHS Softball standout Danielle Tyson has been named "Miss Softball Middle Tennessee" by the Tennessee Softball Coaches Association. Tyson is now in the running with West and East Tennessee "Miss Softball" designees for the title of "Miss Tennessee Softball" to be named on June 16th.
Meanwhile, Tyra Graham , another DCHS Tigerette, has been named to the TSCA's Class AA All State Team.
Tigerette Coach Danny Bond told WJLE Wednesday that both players are worthy of the honors. "Dani Tyson came in four years ago having moved in here. She tried out for the team and we found that she had a lot of talent. She has refined her skills through the years and has led us in many categories each and every year. In the season just completed she led the team in several categories. Her batting average was .556 and she had an on-base percentage of .704. Dani had 40 stolen bases and led the team in runs with 64. She primarily played first base and also was a pitcher. She has developed into a good overall player. Dani can do a lot of different things. She can play the outfield or infield, which she has done here. She pitched for us and has turned from being a dominant batter from the right side to the left side with the drag and slap. She has great speed and I think that will be one of her biggest assets in college along with her size and raw talent. She will do well at Trevecca," said Coach Bond.
Graham led the Tigerettes in the season just completed in sacrifices. Her batting average was .412 and her on-base percentage was .471. She played short stop for the team and will return next year as a Junior.
Tyson, who graduated last Friday, has signed to play softball next season at Trevecca Nazarene University.