Battle named second-team All-SAC

Battle named second-team All-SAC

ROCK HILL, S.C. --- Tusculum University senior outfielder Taylor Battle has been selected second-team All-South Atlantic Conference in softball, the league office announced Thursday.

Battle hit .340 with 17 runs batted in and a team-high 13 stolen bases for the Pioneers, who finished 22-20 overall and 8-12 in the SAC this season. Battle also tied the school single-season record and led the SAC with eight triples, winning the conference statistical championship with 0.19 triples per game.

The Chattanooga native led the SAC with eight triples among her team-high 50 hits. Battle also ranked second on the Pioneers with 23 runs scored and was tied for fourth with 17 runs batted in. Her .340 average was second-best on the team and she was fifth on the squad with a .469 slugging percentage.

Battle, who was selected honorable mention All-SAC in 2018, was a .384 hitter in 20 conference games for the Pioneers, and finished her career by hitting safely in her final 12 games, which was the longest hitting streak of her career.

Battle ended her career with a .303 average, three home runs and 55 runs batted in, and is Tusculum's all-time leader in stolen bases with 63. She is tied for seventh in games played (191), eighth in games started (187), fifth in at-bats (594), tied for eighth in runs (100), tenth in hits (180) and third in triples (19).

Aubrey Reep of Wingate was selected Player of the Year, with Pitcher of the Year honors going to Allison Rager of Carson-Newman. Sierra Hucklebee of Lincoln Memorial was Freshman of the Year, and the Railsplitters' Ritchie Richardson was voted Coach of the Year.

2019 SAC Softball All-Conference
All-SAC First Team
OF – Abby Fiessinger, Carson-Newman
OF – McKenzie Barneycastle, Newberry
OF – Emma Swenson, Wingate
1B – Mary Claire Coyne, Wingate
2B – Ty-Kella Goins, Lincoln Memorial
SS – Natalie Willis, Newberry
3B – Hannah Davis, Newberry
DP – Kayson Boatner, Anderson
UTL – Aubrey Reep, Wingate
C – Kylee Leonhardt, Lenoir-Rhyne
P – Rachel Weidner, Wingate
P – Allison Rager, Carson-Newman

All-SAC Second Team
OF – Savannah Moorefield, Lenoir-Rhyne
OF – Chloe Pelham, Coker
OF – Taylor Battle, Tusculum
1B – Haley Simonds, Newberry
2B – Sydney Ditto, Queens
SS – Talon Laclair, Lenoir-Rhyne
3B – Emma Webb, Lincoln Memorial
DP – McKenzie McCullen, Queens
UTL – Lacie Rinus, Carson-Newman
C – KaraLynne Levi, Carson-Newman
P – Courtney Pearson, Queens
P – Taylor Forehand, Coker

Honorable Mentions
OF – Grace Cochran, Lincoln Memorial
OF – Jordan Floyd, Wingate
OF – Julia Bomhardt, Newberry
1B – Kelsie Hocutt, Lincoln Memorial
2B – Kasey Grant, Anderson
SS – Sierra Hucklebee, Lincoln Memorial
3B – Sammi Jo loney, Wingate
DP – Hannah Smith, Mars Hill
UTL – Paige Meyer, Newberry
C – McKenzie Henry, Lincoln Memorial
P – Isabelle Mullen, Coker
P – Selice Daley, Newberry

Player of the Year: Aubrey Reep, Wingate
Pitcher of the Year: Allison Rager, Carson-Newman
Freshman of the Year: Sierra Hucklebee, Lincoln Memorial
Coach of the Year: Ritchie Richardson, Lincoln Memorial

SAC Statistical Champions
Team Batting Average – Wingate (.332)
Team Slugging Percentage – Wingate (.525)
Team On-Base Percentage – Lincoln Memorial (.411)
Team Runs Scored Per Game – Lincoln Memorial (6.61)
Team Home Runs Per Game – Mars Hill (1.28)
Team Triples Per Game – Queens (0.36)
Team Doubles Per Game – Lincoln Memorial (2.35)
Team Stolen Bases Per Game – Newberry (1.55)
Team ERA – Coker (2.37)
Team Strikeout-to-Walk Ratio – Coker (2.81)

Batting Average – Abbey Fiessinger, Carson-Newman (.442)
On-Base Percentage – Haley Simonds, Newberry (.523)
Slugging Percentage – Ragan Broome, Mars Hill (.846)
Home Runs Per Game – Ragan Broome, Mars Hill (0.37)
RBIs Per Game – Hannah Davis, Newberry (1.23)
Runs Scored Per Game – Savannah Moorefield, Lenoir-Rhyne (1.16)
Triples Per Game – Taylor Battle, Tusculum (0.19)
Doubles Per Game – Abbey Fiessinger, Carson-Newman (0.46)
Stolen Bases Per Game – Julia Bomhardt, Newberry (0.59)
ERA – Isabelle Mullen, Coker (1.81)
Strikeouts Per Seven Innings – Aubrey Reep (8.50)
Pitching Victories – Brandi Parks, Lenoir-Rhyne (18)