Quartet named to All-MAC Commonwealth Softball Team

Quartet named to All-MAC Commonwealth Softball Team

ANNVILLE, Pa. - Hood College's Kristy Erfurdt was named to the first team to lead four Blazers on the All-Middle Atlantic Conference Commonwealth teams. 

Kristen Scott was named to the second team, while Sophia Leaman and Kayli Paugh earned honorable mention status. 

Erfurdt, a senior shortstop, ranked fourth in the conference in runs scored (39) and fifth in hits (42). She led the Blazers with a .353 batting average, .421 on-base percentage and struck out just eight times in 119 at-bats. Erfurdt tallied seven doubles, three homers, 15 runs batted in and 14 walks. She had 13 multi-hit games, including five games of three hits. It is Erfurdt's third career All-MAC Commonwealth selection. 

Scott, Erfurdt's double-play partner, is making her first appearance on the All-MAC Commonwealth team as a senior. The Blazers' leadoff hitter for much of the year, Scott drew a team-high 20 walks to rank third in the conference. She hit .299 and her .419 on-base percentage rated second on the team. Scott scored 25 runs and added 32 hits, five doubles, one home run and 12 RBIs. She had 10 multi-hit games, including a pair of three-hit efforts. 

Leaman earned honorable mention as an outfielder. The senior batted .342 with a .403 on-base percentage. She tied for second on the team with 21 RBIs and had 40 hits, 17 runs, seven doubles and two homers. She had 11 multi-hit games, including four straight during the Blazers' spring break trip to Arizona. Also Hood's number two pitcher, she is tied for second in the conference with 10 victories. She had nine complete games, 58 strikeouts and a 4.00 earned run average. It is her second career all-conference nod. 

Paugh was named All-MAC Commonwealth as an honorable mention as a utility player. She finished fifth in the conference with six home runs and led Hood with 27 RBIs. She batted .336 with a .558 slugging percentage to go along with 17 runs, seven doubles and 38 hits. As a pitcher, she won eight games and posted a  2.55 earned run average. She pitched 14 complete games and struck out 56. She had nine multi-hit games and hit four home runs in conference play. She pitched shutouts against Shenandoah, Alvernia and Widener. It is Paugh's first career appearance on the All-MAC Commonwealth team. 

The four players helped the Blazers to a 19-17 record in the regular season. Hood went 9-7 in the MAC Commonwealth and earned the four-seed in the upcoming conference playoffs on May 4-6 at Lebanon Valley. 

Below is the 2018 All-MAC Commonwealth Softball Team.

2018 All-MAC Commonwealth Softball Team    
Player of the Year: Jackie Bilotti (Jr.), Arcadia    
Pitcher of the Year: Joy Kolakowski (Fr.), Messiah    
Rookie of the Year: Alex Destefano (Fr.), Arcadia    
Coach of the Year: Sarah Colletti, Arcadia    
       
FIRST TEAM      
Position Name School Year
Pitcher Joy Kolakowski Messiah Freshman
Pitcher Mary Pat Murray Arcadia Sophomore
       
Catcher Savannah Toth Lebanon Valley Junior
       
Infield Jackie Bilotti Arcadia Junior
Infield  Erin Cressman Messiah Junior
Infield Lauren DelRomano Widener Senior
Infield  Kristy Erfurdt Hood Senior
Infield Brooke Steinbach Stevenson Senior
       
Outfield Alex Destefano Arcadia Freshman
Outfield Robin Feaster Lebanon Valley Sophomore
Outfield Morgan Psiuk Alvernia Junior
Outfield Katie Sterling Widener Senior
       
Utility Riley Shields Alvernia Sophomore
       
Designated Player Tianna Yanoscak Lebanon Valley Sophomore
       
SECOND TEAM      
Position Name School Year
Pitcher Madeline Abbot Lebanon Valley Sophomore
Pitcher Morghan Fulton Stevenson Sophomore
       
Catcher Alexis Burge Arcadia Freshman
       
Infield Stephany Courtney Albright Junior
Infield  Nicole Iasiello Arcadia Senior
Infield Kristen Scott Hood Senior
Infield  Erin Stephey Stevenson Junior
       
Outfield Haylee Anders Messiah Junior
Outfield Amber Bingaman Messiah Senior
Outfield Jamie Gosselin Widener Sophomore
       
Utility Carrie Fix Messiah Senior
       
HONORABLE MENTION      
Position Name School Year
Catcher Taylor Gressner Lycoming Freshman
Outfield Sophia Leaman Hood Senior
Outfield Jessica Rodriguez Albright Sophomore
Pitcher Kylee Schwind Arcadia Sophomore
Utility Kayli Paugh Hood Senior
Utility Camille Sears Albright Sophomore
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