Six Lady Cougars Receive AMC Softball
written by Dave Parsons, Sports Information Director
MOUNT VERNON, Ohio (5-15-2010) -
Six members of the Mount Vernon Nazarene
University women's fastpitch softball team
were honored recently when the American
Mideast Conference awards were selected by
vote of the conference coaches.
Kaylee Hewitt, a freshman designated player
from Alanson, Michigan, led the list of
honorees for the Lady Cougars as she was
named to the AMC First Team. The former
Harbor Light Christian School standout
posted a .343 batting average with three
doubles, one triple, two home runs, 18 runs
scored, and 20 RBI as she started 35 of the
teamís 37 games.
MacKenzie Shaw, a sophomore leftfielder from
Mount Vernon, Ohio, was named to the AMC
Second Team for the second year in a row.
The former Mount Vernon High School product
batted .317 with two doubles, seven RBI, and
14 runs scored while committing just one
error all year in the outfield.
Michelle Gastin, a senior first baseman from
Mount Vernon, Ohio, joined Shaw on the AMC
Second Team. The former Mount Vernon High
School star led the Lady Cougars with a .404
batting average to go with six doubles, two
triples, four home runs, 16 runs scored, and
Jill Wildermuth, a freshman pitcher from
DeGraff, Ohio, was also named to the AMC
Second Team. The former Indian Lake High
School standout posted a 9-7 record with a
2.37 ERA in 19 appearances on the mound and
106.1 innings pitched. She tossed 13
complete games in 16 starts including a
team-best five shutouts.
Tasha Konkle, a senior shortstop from
Urbana, Ohio, was named to the AMC Honorable
Mention list for the third time in her
career. The former West Liberty-Salem High
School star batted .360 with seven doubles,
one triple, 18 RBI, 20 runs scored, seven
stolen bases, and a team-high 10 sacrifice
bunts. She also committed just 10 errors in
193 fielding chances at short.
Caitlin Murphy, a senior catcher from
Gahanna, Ohio, joined Konkle on the AMC
Honorable Mention list for the second
straight year. The former Gahanna Lincoln
High School standout batted .241 with five
doubles, one home run, 17 RBI, and 18 runs
scored. She also threw out 15 of 28 runners
trying to steal and picked off six others.
MVNU finished the season with an 18-19
overall record that included a 7-9 AMC mark.