Three UHV players earn all-regional honors

May 24, 2011 at 12:24 a.m.

Three Jaguar softball players were named to the 2011 Louisville Slugger/NFCA NAIA Southwest All-Region team.

Junior infielder Kelly King was selected to the first team, while junior pitcher Emily Bergstrom and senior first baseman Courtney Pettit was selected to the second team.

King finished the season with a .361 batting average and had 10 doubles, two triples, two home runs, 27 RBI, 25 runs scored and a .511 slugging percentage.

Bergstrom was the ace in the circle this season for the Jaguars compiling a 20-6 record with a 1.67 ERA. She was twice named the Association of Independent Institutions. weekly female athlete of the week and was also named the NAIA Softball Pitcher of the Week for the week of April 18.

Pettit compiled a .372 batting average and led the team with 120 total bases, nine home runs, 20 doubles, 58 RBIs and a .612 slugging percentage. She also scored 37 runs and banged out a team-high 73 hits.

2011 Louisville Slugger/NFCA NAIA Southwest All-Region Team

First Team

Lilly LaVella, pitcher, Oklahoma City

Amy Madden, catcher, Southern Nazarene

Katie Gale, first baseman Southern Nazarene

Christen Kirchner, second baseman, Central Baptist

Kayla Lucas, third baseman, Central Baptist

Davee Croy, shortstop, Oklahoma Christian

Erica Gunter, outfielder, Central Baptist

Kiara Bonner, outfielder, Central Baptist

Dani Bryant, outfielder, Nebraska Wesleyan

Mikaela Klein, designated playerConcordia (NE)

Amanda Neumann, utility, Bellevue

Nathalie Timmermans, at-large, Oklahoma City

Tori Joyner, at-large, Oklahoma City

Jessica Bock, at-large, Central Baptist

Kelly King, at large, Houston-Victoria

Mackenzie Neely, at-large, Morningside


Emma Remy, pitcher, Morningside

Kayla Jennings, catcher, Oklahoma City

Marcia Kennedy, first baseman, Nebraska Wesleyan

Samantha Hernandez, second baseman, Northwood (TX)

Clarissa Eloge, third baseman, Concordia (NE)

Shelby Mendik, shortstop, Doane

Erin Bohlmann, outfielder, Morningside

Sarah Peoples, outfielder, Oklahoma Christian

Kathryn Wardian, outfielder, Bellevue

Emily Bergstrom, designated player, Houston-Victoria

Courtney Pettit, at-large, Houston-Victoria

Brooke Ellis, at-large, Bellevue

Hannah Godina, at-large, Our Lady of the Lake

Nicole Baker, at-large, Concordia (NE)

Kyile Helmink, at-large, Morningside

Krista Patton, at-large, Peru St.



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