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Northwest Whitfield senior Bayli Cruse finishes her high school career with no shortage of honors or hardware, including a ring in recognition of the Lady Bruins’ success at the state level. Cruse was instrumental as the Lady Bruins won the Class 4A championship for the second year in a row, providing power at the plate, strong defense in the field and leadership in the dugout. Cruse finished the season with a .464 batting average, 62 RBIs, 21 doubles, 10 home runs, an .833 slugging percentage, a .500 on-base percentage and a 1.333 on-base-plus-slugging percentage. She is The Daily Citizen’s 2013 All-Area Softball Player of the Year. (Misty Watson/The Daily Citizen)