(Editor’s note: Carroll College athletics release)
HELENA — Carroll College softball players Amber Brewer, Brooke Yarnall and Anna ApRoberts were named to the National Fastpitch Coaches Association all-Region second team.
“To receive NFCA all-region is a great accomplishment for Amber, Anna and Brooke,” Saints coach Aaron Jackson said. “The region that we are in includes some of the best teams in the country, so to be included on this says a lot about these three.”
Six regions represent the NAIA, while each region is made up of two 16-player teams. All-Region players are nominated and selected by NFCA member head coaches in each of the six NAIA regions. The all-America team will be announced June 5 online at NFCA.org.
Carroll is in Region IV.
ApRoberts, a junior from Beaverton, Ore., led the Saints in batting average this past season (.356). She had a team-high 42 hits, added 24 RBI (third-best on the team) and recorded three home runs. Her 13 doubles led the Saints. She was previously honored as a first-team all-conference selection this spring as well as a Daktronics NAIA Scholar-Athlete.
Brewer, a freshman from Peoria, Ariz., earned the honor after a stellar start to her college career. Brewer posted the second-highest batting average on the team at .339 and led the team in RBI with 26. She popped three home runs. Brewer was also selected as a second-team all-conference performer earlier this spring.
Yarnall, a junior from Frenchtown, was third on the team for batting average at .333. She recorded 35 hits and finished the season with 20 stolen bases. She led the Cascade Collegiate Conference in stolen bases per game at 0.61. Yarnall was honorable mention all-CCC.
Carroll capped the season with a 19-24 record, earning a berth in the Cascade Collegiate Conference tournament for the third time in four years.