CHARLOTTE— Sarah "Boomer" Mooney of North Mecklenburg High School will find her name over a dozen times in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association Record Book after her stellar four-year softball career and a spectacular senior season.
Mooney compiled the highest single-season batting average ever recorded in the NCHSAA book with a sizzling .779 this season, going 60 for 77. She also tied the single-season home run mark with 19, which she shares now with Dallas Heaton of Eastern Randolph, and set a new career home run standard with 37.
Mooney hit one home run as a freshman, seven in her sophomore season, 10 as a junior and 19 as a senior. She also twice tied the record of three home runs in a game and two in a single inning.
She batted .566 for her career, which is fourth all-time in NCHSAA play, while also earning performance listings in runs batted in for a season (55, second on the list) and for a career (140, fifth all-time). Her 60 hits in a season is the fourth-best total and her 171 career hits is good for fifth place.
Mooney was a four-time all-conference selection and twice was the I-Meck Player of the Year, while she earned the Most Valuable Player award for the North Mecklenburg team three times. She has committed to continue her career at James Madison University.
Congratulations to Sarah Mooney and our thanks to North Mecklenburg High School for a very complete submission of record information.