SOUTH PRINCE GEORGE, Va. -- Richard Bland placed four individuals on the 2018 All-Region 10 Softball Team, as announced over the weekend at the NJCAA Division II, Region 10, District F Championship. Statesmen freshmen Katie Haney/Burkeville and Mary Simms/Orange were each selected to the All-Region 10 First Team, while sophomore Ashley Fritz/Chesterfield and freshman Megan Vincent/Boykins were each named to the All-Region 10 Second Team.
Katie Haney was voted to the First Team as an infielder. A second baseman, she started 35 of 37 games and hit .396 with three home runs, four triples and 11 doubles, scoring 35 runs with 25 RBIs and 18 stolen bases. Haney added a .660 slugging percentage, a .417 on base percentage and an .848 fielding percentage.
Mary Simms was also voted to the First Team as an infielder. A first baseman, she started 44 of 46 games and hit .403 with seven home runs, three triples and 20 doubles, scoring 41 runs with 41 RBIs and six stolen bases. Simms added a .708 slugging percentage, a .435 on base percentage and a .978 fielding percentage. Mary led the team in hits (62), home runs, doubles, RBIs, total bases (109) and slugging percentage.
Ashley Fritz was voted to the Second Team as an outfielder. She started 40 of 42 games and hit .352 with six home runs, six triples and seven doubles, scoring 35 runs with 29 RBIs and seven stolen bases. Fritz added a .648 slugging percentage, a .424 on base percentage and a .957 fielding percentage.
Megan Vincent was voted to the Second Team as a pitcher. A right-hander, she was 10-7 with a 2.35 earned run average and 86 strikeouts over 110.1 innings with seven complete games and three shutouts in 26 appearances, including 16 starts and three saves. Megan led the pitching staff in ERA, innings, complete games, shutouts, appearances and saves, while tied for wins and strikeouts.
Florence-Darlington Tech (S.C.) swept the top awards as sophomore infielder Shelby Cox was selected as the Region 10 Player of the Year, classmate Marissa Tyndall was chosen as the Pitcher of the Year and head coach Heber Watson was named the Region 10 Coach of the Year.
The complete 2018 All-Region 10 Teams and special award winners are listed below.
- Katlin Anthony, Sophomore; Catcher/Infield – Surry Community College
- Erin Bailey, Sophomore; Catcher/Infield – Florence-Darlington Technical College
- Taylor Carroll, Sophomore; Shortstop – Pitt Community College
- Shelby Cox, Sophomore; Second Base/Utility – Florence-Darlington Technical College
- Katie Haney, Freshman; Infield – Richard Bland College
- Natalie Joyce, Freshman; Outfield/Pitcher – Bryant & Stratton College
- Kristina Lee, Freshman; Outfield – Florence-Darlington Technical College
- Kailey Paul, Sophomore; Pitcher – Southeastern Community College
- Meagan Puckett, Freshman; Catcher – Patrick Henry Community College
- Hailey Sarvis, Freshman; Outfield – Southeastern Community College
- Cameron Sharpe, Sophomore; Pitcher/First Base – Southeastern Community College
- Morgan Shirley, Freshman; Outfield – Pitt Community College
- Mary Simms, Freshman; First Base – Richard Bland College
- Marissa Tyndall, Sophomore; Pitcher – Florence-Darlington Technical College
- Stephanie Villalovos, Freshman; Pitcher/Infield – Pitt Community College
- Abigail Worley, Freshman; Pitcher/Utility – Surry Community College
- Victoria Alexander, Freshman; Utility – Florence-Darlington Technical College
- Kaleigh Arnett, Freshman; Second Base/Catcher – Bryant & Stratton College
- Mackenzie Benton, Freshman; Shortstop – Southeastern Community College
- Ashley Fritz, Sophomore; Outfield/Catcher – Richard Bland College
- Tana Frye, Freshman; Infield – Surry Community College
- Hanna Gainey, Sophomore; Infield/Catcher – Florence-Darlington Technical College
- Kayleigh Krause, Freshman; Third Base – Patrick Henry Community College
- Kaleigh Patrick, Freshman; Third Base – Southeastern Community College
- Kelsey Peedin, Freshman; Catcher – Pitt Community College
- Meghan Pullicino, Freshman; Outfield – Pitt Community College
- Megan Vincent, Freshman; Pitcher – Richard Bland College
- Brandi Woods, Sophomore; Second Base – Patrick Henry Community College
Player of the Year: Shelby Cox; Florence-Darlington Tech
Pitcher of the Year: Marissa Tyndall; Florence-Darlington Tech
Coach of the Year: Heber Watson; Florence-Darlington Tech