5.12.11 SOFTBALL: Ebert First-Team All-AMC, Seven Total on Team

Softball, 2011-05-12

Walsh sophomore pitcher Erin Ebert (Jeromesville, OH/Hillsdale) has been named to the All-American Mideast Conference First Team for the second consecutive year. The Cavaliers produced a total of seven players on the All-AMC team, with four players earning spots on the second team, one player listed as an honorable mention, and one player on the All-Freshmen team.

Ebert led the conference with the lowest ERA at 2.23. She went 7-8 on the year and started in a team-best 15 games. Ebert also led the team in innings pitched with 100.1, strikeouts with 103, and appearances with 18. Her strikeouts mark was second in the conference to Cedarville's Kayla Thornsberry who had 118. They were the only two players to earn triple digits in strikeouts.

Cavaliers named to the second team included catcher Erica Kreiling (So., Massillon, OH/Perry), shortstop Maggie Yavorsky (Jr., Norton, OH/HS), pitcher Kelsey Ford (Jr., Boardman, OH/HS), and pitcher Ashley Virgin (Jr., Fairlawn, OH/Copley). Kreling played and started in 19 games and led the team with a .345 batting average and slugging percentage at .621. She tied for the team high in home runs with four and tied for second on the team for RBIs with 14. Yavorsky was one of five players with at least 40 at-bats to hit .300, finishing with an average of .301. She also led the team in doubles with seven and tied for second-best on the team in runs scored with 18. Ford tied Ebert for the most wins this year at seven against five losses. Ford's ERA was 2.66 in 79 innings pitched with 51 strikeouts. Virgin went 5-4 on the year with a 2.83 batting average and 29 strikeouts in 52 innings pitched. She had a perfect fielding percentage and was efficient at the plate with a .310 batting average.

Second baseman Dana Brown (So., Uniontown, OH/Lake) was selected as an honorable mention. She had the second-best batting average on the team at .325 and led the team in plate appearances with 114, hits with 37, and runs scored with 28. Brown had a fielding average of .964.

Walsh also had a player selected to the All-Freshman team in Kayla Marcus (Bergholz, OH/Edison). The right fielder played in 24 games with 20 starts and finished tied for second on the team with Yavorsky in runs scored with 18.