If a trip to the state playoffs, and a 30-win season wasn't enough for a first season, the accolades continued for Heritage softball coach Jason McBay.
McBay was named Region 8-AAAAA Coach of the Year this year for his efforts in piloting the Patriots to a second round appearance in the playoffs.
Though Heritage lost, two games to none to Pope in the playoffs, it still had a dominating season, which included win streaks of 15 and nine games. Heritage's only losses in the regular season were to Chattooga and Loganville.
Heritage allowed just 1.1 runs per game, had 23 shutouts and finished 11 games in five innings or less.
A big part of that success can be attributed to Kierra Camp, who was named All-Region Pitcher of the Year. The junior starter was 14-1 with an ERA of 0.38, allowing 36 hits and 12 walks with 125 strikeouts in 92 innings.
Camp was a dominating force throughout the season, and formed the region's top pitching staff with Kamryn Toney.
Toney was one of two Patriots named to the All-Region first team, along with Diamond Callwood. Toney hit .405 with 30 hits 21 RBI, 24 runs and 28 stolen bases. Callwood, Heritage's junior shortstop, had a .442 average, team-high 44 stolen bases, 34 hits and team-high five triples.
Salem's Taylor Beauchamp and Rylee Rogers also earned first team honors.
Heritage was well represented on the second team with Taylor Moser, Nielah Floyd, Carri Wilkerson and Cierra Davenport receiving the recognition.
Salem's Whitney Lester was also nominated to the second team. The Salem Seminoles Brian Beauchamp was named All-Region Assistant Coach of the Year. Heritage was named Region Team of the Year.