(Editor’s note: Carroll College athletics release)
ASHLAND, Ore. — Three players from the Carroll College Fighting Saints softball team received all-Cascade Collegiate Conference awards on Thursday.
Anna ApRoberts led the Saints with a first-team all-conference pick.
“It’s quite the achievement in itself,” Saints’ softball coach Aaron Jackson said. “It’s Anna’s third time being recognized with an all-conference award: she earned second team as a freshman and she was (honorable mention) last year. She’s a walk-on, so it’s quite remarkable and a testament to her work ethic and who she is as a person.”
The second base from Beaverton, Ore., led the Saints in an outstanding season. She had a .356 batting average, with 27 RBI and three home runs, which were enough for the junior to earn a spot on the first team of the Cascade Conference.
Amber Brewer was the only freshman in the conference to earn a spot on the second team. “It’s a testament to the great year she had,” said Jackson. The Arizona native hit very well all season, she had three home runs with .345 batting average and 26 RBI. I’m excited for her to receive this award as a freshman, but her best years are still to come.”
Brooke Yarnall received an honorable mention nod after being very reliable during the regular season, recording a .327 batting average to go with seven RBI.
“It showed the work she’s done in center field has been recognized, it’s a nice compliment from the coaches,” said Jackson.
The junior from Frenchtown led the conference in stolen bases per game, swiping 20 total stolen bases.
“She came in as a catcher and transitioned to the outfield, and then to be thrown out in the leadoff spot as a hitter this season says a lot about her adaptability,” said Jackson.
Carroll opens the Cascade Conference Tournament Friday morning against No. 17 Corban University.