April 17, 2013
Tysinger Picks Up SAC Softball Pitcher and Freshman of Year Honors
ROCK HILL, SC -- Catawba pitcher Carly Tysinger (Lexington, NC/C. Davidson HS) has been named the 2013 South Atlantic Conference Softball Pitcher and Freshman of the Year as announced by the conference office on Wednesday. Tysinger also earned first team All-SAC honors, while senior battery mate Tara Gibbs (Waynesville, NC/Tuscola HS) earned second team honors.
Tysinger, who earned both the SAC Pitcher of the Year and SAC Freshman of the Year awards after winning 22 games during the regular season and posting a 1.10 ERA. Both of those numbers led the conference. Tysinger also led the league with 282 strikeouts – 147 more than the second-highest total. She allowed opponents to hit just .150 against her this season.
Gibbs is hitting .281 entering the conference tournament. She has five double and five homers among her 36 hits. Gibbs, who ranks second all-time at Catawba in hits, runs batted in and home runs, has collected 21 RBI in 2013.
Carson-Newman shortstop Brittany Hefner was named the Player of the Year, while Tusculum coach Julie Huebner was named Coach of the Year. Huebner guided the Pioneers to their first league title.
Hefner had a monstrous season at the plate for the Eagles. She hit .463 with 19 home runs –the second-most in a season in conference history – and a league-record 75 RBI. She also led the conference with a .523 on-base percentage and a .993 slugging percentage.
2013 SAC Softball Awards
All-Conference First Team
C - Bri Shoemake, C-N %$
1B - Danielle Swygert, AU
2B - Jessica Neidigh, AU ^
SS - Brittany Hefner, C-N
3B - Robyn Stanek, MHC
OF - Kelsey Maffucci, WU
OF - Kelli Hensley, C-N
OF - Molly Child, AU
DP - Bailey Smith, AU
Util - Elayna Siebert, C-N
P - Carley Tysinger, CAT
P - Maryann Hoskins, L-R
All-Conference Second Team
C - Tara Gibbs, CAT
1B - Jessica Fellmeth, L-R *^%
1B - Kaytlin Stroinski, TC *
2B - Hayley Whitley, WU
SS - Lindsey Umberger, TC
3B - Haily Jarman, L-R #&
OF - Miranda Beeler, TC
OF - Brianna Mulkey, LMU ^&
OF - Gabby Bedard, NEW
DP - Kayla Saliga, WU
Util - Alyssa Miller, BC
P - Taylor Morris, MHC
P - Stacey Houser, WU
* tied for second-team 1B selection
^ 2012 All-SAC First Team Selection
# 2012 All-SAC Second Team Selection
% 2011 All-SAC First Team Selection
& 2011 All-SAC Second Team Selection
$ 2010 All-SAC Second Team Selection
SAC Player of the Year: Brittany Hefner, Carson-Newman
SAC Pitcher of the Year: Carley Tysinger, Catawba
SAC Freshman of the Year: Carley Tysinger, Catawba
SAC Coach of the Year: Julie Huebner, Tusculum
SAC Scholar Athlete: Casey Stevens, Newberry
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