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Panther softball players earn all-SEC honors, team awards

Jul 17, 2013
Source: contributed The Mt. Pleasant softball team gave out awards at its annual banquet. Pictured above, from left, are Kelsey Smith (Most Improved), Ali Dorn (Defense Award), Sammi Goble (Offensive Award and MVP) and Leslie Taylor (Panther Award).

Six Mt. Pleasant players were awarded all-Southeast Conference recognition for their efforts this softball season, including a pair of first team selections.

Sammi Goble and Leslie Taylor were named first team all-conference.

Goble, the team’s only senior, led the SEC with six triples this season. She was a team leader in batting average (.403, third in the SEC) and slugging percentage (.597, fourth in the SEC).

Taylor, a junior, led Mt. Pleasant and was sixth in the SEC with an on-base percentage of .443. She was also a team leader in steals, along with Brianna Shelman — each finished the season with 12.

Mt. Pleasant catcher Morgan Fraise was named second team all-conference. She was third in the SEC with seven runners caught stealing Teammate Sarah Moffett was tied first first in that category with nine caught stealing this season.

Fraise, a freshman, was also third on the team with a batting average of .347, and second in doubles with eight on the year.

Two Panthers were also given and all-conference honorable mention: sophomore Hattie Liechty and junior Ali Dorn.

Finally, one Mt. Pleasant player earned academic all-conference honors: Kelsey Smith.

The team also gave out awards at its end-of-season banquet.

Taylor received the Panther Award; Smith was named Most Improved; Ali Dorn earned the Defense Award; and Goble received a pair of honors: Offensive Award and MVP.

 

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