Five members of the Mount Vernon Nazarene College women's fastpitch softball team were recognized by the Mid-Ohio Conference coaches when the All-MOC Softball Teams were announced on Tuesday at the annual coaches' meeting.
Natalie Wallace, a freshman pitcher/outfielder from Newark, Ohio, was selected to the MOC Second Team at the utility position. Wallace led the Lady Cougars with a .340 batting average while also posting a 7-8 record on the mound with a 2.25 earned run average. Offensively, she recorded seven doubles, 12 runs batted in, and 14 runs scored. As a pitcher, she tossed one no-hitter and three shutouts. She was also named the MOC Pitcher of the Week once during the season.
Shelly Aldrich, Jody Eichelberger, Tara Hines, and Lori Sours each received honorable mention from the MOC coaches for their efforts in 1998. Aldrich, a sophomore shortstop from Marion, Ohio, batted .336 with 10 doubles, two triples, one homerun, 19 RBI, and 22 runs scored. Eichelberger, a sophomore second baseman from Jeromesville, Ohio, batted .276 with six doubles, 10 RBI, 14 runs scored, and a team-high nine stolen bases.
Hines, a freshman pitcher from Marion, Ohio, posted a 13-7 record with a 2.25 ERA, while also batting .315 with seven doubles and 19 RBI. Sours, a junior first baseman from Jeromesville, Ohio, batted .265 with 10 doubles, one homerun, 18 RBI, and 14 runs scored.
MVNC finished the season with a 20-16 overall record. The Lady Cougars were seventh in the MOC with a 6-10 conference mark.