Haithcox named to All-Tournament TeamApril 23, 2012
ROCK HILL, S.C. – Mars Hill softball team member Natalie Haithcox was named to the 2012 Food Lion SAC Softball Championship All-Tournament Team, which was announced Monday.
Haithcox batted .500 with a home run and a double in two games in the tournament. The senior concluded the season with a school-record 18 home runs. Her .966 slugging percentage was also a school-record. Mars Hill finished its season 22-24 overall and finished eighth in the South Atlantic Conference.
Most Valuable Player Dawon Millwood of L-R highlighted the All-Tournament Team.
Millwood went 4-0 at the Championship for Lenoir-Rhyne, giving up just four runs in 26 innings pitched to go along with 12 strikeouts. She had the Championship’s lowest ERA at 1.08.
Millwood, the SAC’s regular season Pitcher of the Year, threw all seven innings in Sunday’s title game to earn the win.
Joining Millwood on the All-Tournament Team from Lenoir-Rhyne were outfielder Brittany Coursen, third baseman Haily Jarman and infielder Jody Mizelle.
Mizelle turned in the highlight of the Championship, hitting a walk-off home run in the bottom of the seventh inning on Sunday to lift L-R to the title. On the week, Mizelle hit .462 with three RBI.
Coursen, meanwhile, had the Championship’s highest batting average at .636, while Jarman hit .400 with three extra-base hits.
Runner-up Anderson had three selections in pitcher/infielder Amber Duncan, infielder Bri Cason and outfielder Rachel Rhodes.
Duncan went 3-2 with a 1.45 ERA in the circle for the Trojans, while Rhodes hit .444 and Cason scored four runs.
Catawba’s Ali Justice, Amanda Terry and Tara Gibbs earned spots on the team, as did Carson-Newman’s Bri Shoemake and Mary Shealy.
Shoemaker tied L-R’s Coursen for the Championship lead with seven hits, Shealy had the most RBI with eight and home runs with three, and Terry led the event with three doubles.
2012 Food Lion SAC Softball Championship All-Tournament Team
Amber Duncan, Anderson (P/INF)
Bri Cason, Anderson (INF)
Rachel Rhodes, Anderson (OF)
Bri Shoemake, Carson-Newman (C)
Mary Shealy, Carson-Newman (P/1B)
Ali Justice, Catawba (1B)
Amanda Terry, Catawba (OF)
Tara Gibbs, Catawba (C)
Brittany Coursen, Lenoir-Rhyne (OF)
MVP - Dawon Millwood, Lenoir-Rhyne (P)
Haily Jarman, Lenoir-Rhyne (3B)
Jody Mizelle, Lenoir-Rhyne (INF)
Natalie Haithcox, Mars Hill (INF)