From College of the Redwoods
ELITE EIGHT: Eight Corsairs earn All-Conference honors
May 8, 2014 - 2:47:30 PM
College of the Redwoods had eight athletes —four baseball and four softball players — take home Golden Valley Conference honors following their 2014 seasons.
CR had three First-Team All-GVC selections as freshman center fielder Ansel Cecil was a unanimous decision for outfielders in baseball, also earning an All-GVC Defensive Team selection.
In softball, freshman center fielder Morgan Psalmonds and freshman catcher Mackenzie Burgess each earned First-Team All-GVC selections, while sophomore pitcher Tammy Valley and freshman third baseman Chelsea Pettett were named Second-Team All-Conference.
Also taking home Second-Team selections in baseball were freshman pitcher Justin Hatch, sophomore infielder Juston Frazier (who also made the All-GVC Academic Team) and freshman outfielder Brad Props.
Cecil, a freshman out of Vancouver, Wa., finished the season on a 21-game hit streak, leading the team in batting average (.338), hits (47), runs (28), doubles (7), triples (3), stolen bases (18) and slugging percentage (.432).
In softball, it was Burgess, a freshman out of Ferndale, who made a late-season charge, going 17-for-28 in her team’s final nine games of the season (.607) to improve her batting average to a team-best .380.
For pitchers, Valley averaged nearly six strikeouts per game for 123 Ks in 144 innings of work in the circle, while on the mound, Hatch had nearly half of CR’s wins this season, claiming four of CR’s 10 victories with an average of seven strikeouts per game and a 2.74 ERA.
The CR baseball team finished the season 9-16 in the GVC and 10-26 overall, while the softball team finished the year 4-16 in conference and 5-27 overall.
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