Softball lands six on All-Conference teams
Tuesday, May 5, 2015
By Mark McGee
Softball lands six on All-Conference teams

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Six Lipscomb Lady Bisons have been selected for postseason honors by a vote of Atlantic Sun Conference coaches.

Shortstop Paige Neely and pitcher Kelly Young were named A-Sun First Team All-Conference.

This was the third season Neely has earned first team honors. Young, a transfer from the University of Arkansas, earned her first A-Sun honor.

Neely is ninth overall in the A-Sun in batting average (.367), tied for fourth in hits (62) and first in doubles (17). 

In A-Sun games only Neely is tied for first in hits (32), tied for fifth in batting average (.444) and seventh in on base percentage (.494)

Young, a four-time A-Sun Pitcher of the Week, leads the A-Sun overall in strikeouts with 204. She is the only A-Sun pitcher to break the 200-strikeout barrier this season. She also leads in batters struck out looking with 54. She is second in opposing batting average (.225), third in innings pitched (184.2) and fourth in wins and fourth in earned run average (2.88).

In A-Sun games only Young also leads in strikeouts (92) and batters struck out looking (21). Young is second in opposing batting average (.198), third in innings pitched (81) and fourth in earned run average (2.68).

Pitcher Tanner Sanders and center fielder Brittany Elmore earned Second Team honors.

Overall in the A-Sun standings Sanders is third in strikeouts (126), third in batters struck out looking (39), fifth in earned run average (2.92), fifth in wins (14) and sixth in innings pitched (148.2).

In A-Sun games only Sanders is second in earned run average (1.86), second in wins (seven), third in opposing batting average (.212), third in strikeouts (48), tied for fourth in strikeouts looking (13) and sixth in innings pitched (52.2).

Overall in the A-Sun Elmore is 10th in batting average (.365), first in stolen bases (42) and tied for fourth in hits (62).

In A-Sun games only Elmore is tied for second in stolen bases (14), third in runs scored (22) and sixth in hits (29).

Elmore was also a second team selection in 2014 and a first team member in 2013.

First baseman Caitlin Plocheck and catcher Abby Fenichel were unanimous selections to the All-Freshman Team.

Fenichel has started in every game this season. She slammed two home runs in her collegiate debut.  She has been hit by a pitch 19 times this season, tying for first overall in the A-Sun.  She is tied for sixth in sac bunts (seven).

In A-Sun games Fenichel is tied for first in doubles (seven) and second in sac bunts (five). She has been hit eight times by pitches, which leads the conference.

Plocheck is tied for eighth in on base percentage in A-Sun games only (.484). She is tied for third in sac bunts (four).