ROCK HILL, S.C. – Four Anderson University softball players earned All-South Atlantic Conference honors prior to the start of the league tournament, as announced by the conference office on Wednesday.
Senior catcher Cailah Niles, junior Breanna Hagerty, sophomore Meghan Majeski and freshman Harlie Duncan garnered the accolades as the fifth-seeded Trojans prepare to face fourth-seeded Wingate in Thursday's opening round of the SAC Tournament.
Niles ranked first in the league in home runs (14) and second in RBI (53). During Niles senior campaign, she broke both the Anderson all-time career record and the SAC all-time career record with her season opener home run (48). The native of Phenix City, Ala. belted 14 round-trippers during the season pushing her career number and record to 61.
Hagerty batted .331 over the season with 10 home runs, five doubles and one triple. The strong-armed third baseman started all 46 games for the Trojans. Hagerty tallied 131 chances committing just seven errors at the hot-corner.
Majeski made starts in all 46 games posting a final batting average of .392. Majeski was second on the team in runs scored with 34 while ranking third in on base percentage. The speedster from Simpsonville, S.C. swiped a team-high 24 bases. Majeski ranks second all-time in career stolen bases at Anderson with 50 to her credit.
Duncan won 14 games which ranks tied for 6th in the SAC. The freshman from Tolono, Ill made appearances in 22 contests while making 18 starts. Duncan pitched a total of 116.1 innings on the season while being credited with 11 complete games.
The Black and Gold return to action on Thursday at the SAC Conference Tournament against Wingate hosted by the Trojans. First pitch is slated for 10 a.m. at the AU Softball Complex.
2018 SAC Softball All-Conference
OF – Erin Boone, Lenoir-Rhyne
OF – Meghan Majeski, Anderson
OF – Delaney Guerrero, Tusculum
1B – Maria Williamson, Coker
2B – Ty-Kella Goins, Lincoln Memorial
SS – Natalie Willis, Newberry
3B – Talon LaClair, Lenoir-Rhyne
DP – Haley Simonds, Newberry
UTL – Abby Fiessinger, Carson-Newman
C – Mackenzie Cates, Lenoir-Rhyne
P – Emily Kenley, Lenoir-Rhyne
P – Christine Crver, Coker
OF – Haley Caldwell, Carson-Newman
OF – Sara Ingoldsby, Queens
OF – Allie Jones, Lincoln Memorial
1B – Kylee Leonhardt, Lenoir-Rhyne
2B – Madison Poe, Lenoir-Rhyne
SS – Madison Carter, Lenoir-Rhyne
3B – Breanna Hagerty, Anderson
DP – Aubrey Reep, Wingate
UTL – Kelsie Hocutt, Lincoln Memorial
C – Cailah Niles, Anderson
P – Lacie Rinus, Carson-Newman
P – Brandi Parks, Lenoir-Rhyne
OF – Taylor Battle, Tusculum
OF – Savannah Moorefield, Lenoir-Rhyne
OF – Allie Baker, Catawba
1B – Kelly Winter, Queens
2B – Sydney Ditto, Queens
SS – Ragan Broome, Mars Hill
3B – Katie Pritchett, Carson-Newman
DP – Christiana Marasa, Mars Hill
UTL – Kaylee Cook, Catawba
C – Jordan Hunt, Queens
P – Harlie Duncan, Anderson
P – Courtney Pearson, Queens
Freshman of the Year
Kylee Leonhardt, Lenoir-Rhyne
Player of the Year
Lacie Rinus, Carson-Newman
Pitcher of the Year
Emily Kenley, Lenoir-Rhyne
Coach of the Year
Shena Hollar, Lenoir-Rhyne