Four Trojans Earn Postseason South Atlantic Conference Honors

Four Trojans Earn Postseason South Atlantic Conference Honors

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

 

1st Team

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

 

2nd Team

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

 

Honorable Mention

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

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