|Jaguar Duo Snags Regional Honor|
|Sophomores DeMuth, Jones selected to NFCA All-Southeast squad|
|Web Posted 5.21.10|
Ga. -Augusta State’s Sara DeMuth and Kristen Jones were recently honored by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association.
The Jaguar duo was named to the Louisville Slugger/NFCA All-Southeast Region Team. DeMuth was a first-team selection, while Jones was named to the second team.
A sophomore pitcher from Plant City, Fla., DeMuth posted a 17-10 record with three saves and a 1.86 ERA. In 198.1 innings pitched, she recorded 234 strikeouts. Offensively, she managed a .212 batting average with four home runs and ranked third on the squad with 20 RBI.
Jones, a fellow sophomore who also hails from Plant City, Fla., paced the Jags in virtually every offensive category. She tallied a team-best .356 batting average and tied for the team lead with 13 home runs. Her 38 RBI ranked second to only Jessica Thornton. She also led ASU in hits (53) and doubles (10) and was second in stolen bases (17-of-18).
DeMuth and Jones’ efforts helped ASU make its second straight NCAA Regional appearance and its third trip to the postseasons in the last four seasons The Jags posted a school-record 40 wins and earned the highest national ranking in school history during the 2010 regular season, climbing as high as No. 10 on two occasions.
NFCA member coaches in each of the eight regions select the Louisville Slugger/NFCA All-Region teams and all honorees are now eligible to be selected to one of three All-American teams.
The 2010 Louisville Slugger/NFCA All-American teams will be announced at the 2010 NCAA Banquet of Champions at the Fulkerson Center on the campus of Missouri Western University in St. Joseph, Mo., on Wednesday night, May 26.
The entire list of 2010 All-Americans, and its accompanying release, will be placed on NFCA.org later that evening.
The entire list of this year’s All-Region selections are available at the below link: http://www.nfca.org/pagebank/?id=1569
2010 Louisville Slugger/NFCA All-Southeast Region Team First Team Position Name School P Sarah Phillips North Georgia P SARA DEMUTH AUGUSTA STATE C Sarah Atkins Lenoir-Rhyne 1B Katherine Martin North Georgia 2B Laura Voyles North Georgia 3B Jelena Shaw UNC Pembroke SS Kat Rivers Lenoir-Rhyne OF Lauren Dykes North Georgia OF Brittany Cherry Lenoir-Rhyne OF LaRonda McClain Wingate DP Leslie Smith North Georgia UT/Pitcher Shelby Duff Armstrong Atlantic UT/Non-Pitcher Larissa Shannon Erskine Second Team Position Name School P Dawon Millwood Lenoir-Rhyne P (Tie) Alex Smith Lenoir-Rhyne P (Tie) Amanda Huckstein Newberry C Rocky Hemmer Columbus State 1B Courtney Davis Erskine 2B April Jowers Armstrong Atlantic 3B Bailee Temples Armstrong Atlantic SS Jessie Howard Carson-Newman OF Pilar Harden North Georgia OF Aissa Gatewood Newberry OF KRISTEN JONES AUGUSTA STATE DP Ashley Duckworth Lenoir-Rhyne UT/Pitcher Michaela Wolf Francis Marion