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The Sideline: Hendrix all-conference softball players; UCA tennis

Posted: April 25, 2014 - 8:13pm

Seven Hendrix players earn All-SAA honors

Seven Hendrix players have earned softball honors in the Southern Athletic Association.

Senior outfielder Tiffany Hubbard was selected to the first team, while senior Catelyn Gibbs, juniors Michaela Larabee and Morgan Fires, sophomores Shelby Anderson and Kayla Patton and freshman Sydney Ozersky were honorable mentions.

Hubbard, from Oppelo, led the Warriors with a .368 batting average to go with 32 hits, 22 runs, nine doubles and 14 runs batted in. She ranked 14th in the league in average. Hubbard was a 2013 All-SAA honorable mention.

Gibbs, of Sachse, Texas, was selected as a utility player, splitting time between left field and second base. She hit .300 with 24 hits, 12 runs, one double, 11 RBIs and two stolen bases.

Larabee, a shortstop from Farmington, ranked 19th in the conference with a .343 batting average and had 37 hits, 25 runs scored, five doubles, 14 RBIs, 17 walks and five stolen bases. She was the second toughest batter to strike out in the nation, having fanned just once in 108 at bats.

Fires, a right fielder from Bremerton, Washington, hit .322 with 28 hits, eight runs scored, four doubles, one home run and 17 RBIs.

Anderson, a third baseman from Olive Branch, Mississippi., ranked 13th in NCAA Division III with five triples. She hit .345 with 38 hits, 28 runs scored, 14 doubles, two home runs, 26 RBIs and a .618 slugging percentage.

Patton, a designated player from Little Rock Central, hit .333 with 32 hits, 17 runs scored, nine doubles, one home run, 26 RBIs and 23 walks.

Ozersky, a first baseman from Ballwin, Missouri, hit .328 with 20 hits, 11 runs scored, six doubles, one home run and 14 RBIs in her debut season.

 

Islanders dominate UCA tennis team

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Texas A&M-Corpus Christi took the doubles point, then rattled off three straight singles victory to out an early end to their match, 4-0, against the University of Central Arkansas on Friday in the first round of the Southland Conference tennis tournament.

The second-seeded Islanders (20-5) have won 14 of their last 15 matches. The Bears finished 13-11 with five of their wins coming in SLC  play, their best marks since joining the league in 2006.

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