|PBC Announces Softball All-Conference|
|Sophomores Thornton, DeMuth, and Jones named to squad|
|Web Posted 4/15/10|
|Photo courtesy of Peach Belt Conference|
S.C. - The Peach Belt Conference released the 2010 softball All-Conference team at a banquet in Florence, S.C., site of the 2010 PBC Tournament. In all, 32 players were named to either the first or second team.
Augusta State sophomores Jessica Thornton, Sara DeMuth and Kristen Jones were each named to the PBC all-conference first team.
Thornton, from Blackshear, Ga., was named to the first team for the second year in a row. Thornton currently has a .312 batting average and is second in the PBC in homers with 12. She is fourth in the league with 38 RBI and is fourth with 87 total bases. She leads Augusta State in RBI and homeruns.
DeMuth, from Plant City, Fla., was named to the squad for the second year in a row. She is second in the PBC with a 1.21 ERA and is second in the league with 207 strikeouts. She has a .333 batting average in PBC games, and has a .969 fielding percentage.
Jones, from Plant City, Fla., has played in every game this year and is currently batting .381 in PBC games and .328 overall. She has knocked out nine homers this season and has a .963 fielding percentage.
No 2 seed Augusta State will play seventh-seeded USC Aiken (20-21) on Friday at 1:30 p.m. Win or lose the Jags will then play again at 6:30 p.m., on Friday.
Daily admission to the tournament will be $6 for ages 13 and above, $4 for ages 6-12, and ages under 6 free. Tournament passes will be available for $15 (adults) and $10 (children).
The softball all-conference team is listed below as selected by the leagues head coaches. Coaches were not permitted to vote for their own players.
First Team 1b - Nicole Huddleston, Armstrong Atlantic State 2b - April Jowers, Armstrong Atlantic State 3b - Jelena Shaw, UNC Pembroke SS - Holly Berry, UNC Pembroke C - Rocky Hemmer, Columbus State OF - Lauren Dykes, North Georgia OF - Kristen Jones, Augusta State OF - Marilyn Newman, Lander P - Sarah Phillips, North Georgia P - Sara DeMuth, Augusta State DP - Leslee Smith, North Georgia UT - Jessica Thornton, Augusta State At-Large Ashley Jaramillo, Francis Marion Amber Janus, Armstrong Atlantic St. Hilary Cox, North Georgia Toni Flessate, USC Aiken Second Team 1b - Haley Burnett, GCSU 2b - Laura Voyles, North Georgia 3b - Baillie Temples, Armstrong Atlantic St. SS - Brittany Leverett, Columbus State C - Gabby Buck, Georgia Southwestern OF - Destinea Schneider, Francis Marion OF - Brittney Hatem, Flagler OF - Belourse Jean-Francis, GCSU P - Hayley Leissner, Lander P - Kelly Riddick, Flagler DP - Kelley King, USC Aiken UT - Shelby Duff, Armstrong Atlantic St. At-Large Loren Bartz, UNC Pembroke Megan Barnwell, Armstrong Atlantic St. Ashley Buckett, Armstrong Atlantic St. Lauren Locklear, USC Aiken Player of the Year Jelena Shaw, UNC Pembroke Pitcher of the Year Sarah Phillips, North Georgia Freshman of the Year Holly Berry, UNC Pembroke Coach of the Year Mike Davenport, North Georgia