|Hoskins Named SAC Pitcher of Year|
|Written by Staff Reports|
|Wednesday, 23 April 2014 16:04|
Five members of the Lenoir-Rhyne Softball Team have earned 2014 All-South Atlantic Conference honors, league officials announced today. Of the five, three players were selected to the all-conference first team: sophomore Maryann Hoskins, senior shortstop Jody Mizelle (Colerain, N.C.) and senior third baseman Haily Jarman
Hoskins has a 19-7 record with a 1.18 earned run average, 199 strikeouts and 10 shutouts and was named the 2014 South Atlantic Conference Pitcher Of The Year.
Mizelle leads the team in batting average (.380), runs scored (46), home runs (11), runs batted in (40), total bases (116) and slugging percentage (.678). Both Mizelle and Hoskins have been named to the all-league first team for the second time in their respective careers.
Jarman, a four-team All-SAC pick (2010-13), is second on squad in hitting (.366) to go along with a team-high 14 doubles, five home runs and 37 runs batted in.
Both Lenoir-Rhyne freshman catcher Sarah Kenley (Charlotte, N.C.) and freshman first baseman Sydney Landreth (Disputanta, Va.) were named to the All-South Atlantic Conference Second Team for the Bears as well.
Kenley has a .333 batting average with 14 doubles, four home runs and 22 runs batted in while Landreth is third on the squad in hitting (.338) to go along with five home runs and 26 RBI.
Lenoir-Rhyne freshman outfielder Dakota Keller (Mooresboro, N.C.) and sophomore designated player Ashley Oliver (Newton, N.C.) earned honorable mention All-SAC honors in 2014.
Keller has three home runs and 15 runs batted in while Oliver has a .298 batting average and is second on the squad in home runs (six) to go along with 28 runs batted in.
Lenoir-Rhyne (38-11), ranked No. 12 in NCAA Division II, will take on Catawba in the quarterfinal round of the 2014 Food Lion South Atlantic Conference Softball Tournament on Thursday in Harrogate, Tenn., at 5:30 p.m. The Bears are seeded first while the Indians are the eighth seed.
2014 South Atlantic Conference
All-SAC First Team
C - Taylor Laskey, Wingate
1B - Danielle Swygert, Anderson
2B - Jamie Hockaday, Mars Hill
SS - Jody Mizelle, Lenoir-Rhyne
3B - Haily Jarman, Lenoir-Rhyne
OF - Kelli Hensley, Carson-Newman
OF - Molly Child, Anderson
OF - Brianna Mulkey, Lincoln Memorial
DP - Kayla Saliga, Wingate
UTIL - Alyssa Miller, Brevard
P - Maryann Hoskins, Lenoir-Rhyne
P - Stacey Houser, Wingate
All-SAC Second Team
C - Sarah Kenley, Lenoir-Rhyne
1B - Sydney Landreth, Lenoir-Rhyne
2B - Mellena Helms, Wingate
SS - Abby Child, Anderson
3B - Robyn Stanek, Mars Hill
OF - Taylor Rosenbalm, Queens
OF - Sydney Weatherford, Coker
OF - Kristen Stinnard, Catawba
OF - Courtney Czentnar, Anderson
OF - Carolyn Williamson, Tusculum
DP - Kaitlyn Bodine, Queens
UTIL - Amanda Snow, Lincoln Memorial
P - Carley Tysinger, Catawba
P - Katelynn Howser, Anderson
All-SAC Honorable Mention
C - Emily Boykin, Brevard
1B - Caitlyn Lance, Carson-Newman
2B - Jessica Neidigh, Anderson
SS - Alexis Burrell, Wingate
3B - Sara Kelley, Carson-Newman
OF - Dakota Keller, Lenoir-Rhyne
DP - Ashley Oliver, Lenoir-Rhyne
UTIL - Katherine Shumaker, Catawba
P - Kelly King, Tusculum
P - Jamie Hrobak, Brevard
SAC Player of the Year: Kelli Hensley, Carson-Newman
SAC Pitcher of the Year: Maryann Hoskins, Lenoir-Rhyne
SAC Freshman of the Year: Courtney Czentnar, Anderson
SAC Coach of the Year: Tommy Hewitt, Anderson
Photo Courtesy: Maryann Hoskins, L-R Athletics
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