Three Lady Cougars Named to NAIA Region
IX Softball Team
written by Dave Parsons, Sports Information Director
MOUNT VERNON, Ohio - Three members of the
Mount Vernon Nazarene University women’s fastpitch softball team
were honored recently when the NAIA Region
IX Team was announced.
Laura Kot, a senior second baseman from
Tallmadge, Ohio, was the third player
selected to the 18-player All-Region Team.
The former Tallmadge High School star led
MVNU and the American Mideast Conference
with a .462 batting average to go with three
doubles, one triple, 12 RBI, 27 runs scored,
and 17 stolen bases. She also posted a .950
fielding percentage at second base.
Kristin Eyerman, a junior right-handed
pitcher from Delaware, Ohio, joined Kot on
the NAIA Region IX Team as the fourth
pitcher selected. The former Buckeye Valley
High School product posted a 13-6 record on
the mound with a 1.80 ERA. In 128.1 innings
of work, she struck out 85 batters with just
25 walks. She also had two shutouts and
registered three saves.
Caitlin Murphy, a freshman catcher from
Gahanna, Ohio, rounded out the selections
for the Lady Cougars as the second catcher
selected. The former Gahanna Lincoln High
School standout batted .322 with nine
doubles, three triples, two home runs, 15
RBI, and 27 runs scored. She also threw out
17 of the 38 runners who tried to steal on
her and picked off six others.
MVNU finished the season with a 22-14
overall record and a 5-9 mark in the AMC