LETU Softball Players Named to All-Conference Teams
Mon, May 10 2010
The LeTourneau University’s Christin Mickelboro was named to the
All-American Southwest Conference East Division First Team as the YellowJackets had six members
named to the all-conference teams announced Wednesday.
Mickelboro, a native of Longview, Texas, was selected as the East
Division second baseman. The sophomore led the conference in batting with a .491 average. She had
52 hits in 106 at-bats with 43 runs batted in, 29 runs scored, a team-high 16 doubles, a team-high
eight home runs and one triple. She slugged .887 and had an on-base percentage of .559.
The YellowJackets placed three members on the All-ASC East Division
Second Team as Crissy Simmons, Kylie Packard and Kelsie Mercer-Stephenson earned the honors.
Simmons (Cypress, Texas) played in 36 games and batted .339. She
finished with 38 hits, 22 RBIs, 21 runs scored, 10 doubles and a pair of home runs. The junior
outfielder led the team in stolen bases with 11.
Packard (Lindale, Texas), who was one of two seniors on this year’s
squad, enjoyed the success of a school-record 28-game hitting streak. She played in all 36 games
with 46 hits, 26 runs scored, 17 runs batted in, 10 doubles and three home runs. She was second on
the team in batting with a .393 average.
Stephenson (Baytown, Texas) pitched in 27 games, starting 21. She
worked in 144 innings and went 11-10 with a 2.72 ERA. The junior right-hander had 80 strikeouts and
recorded three shutouts.
LeTourneau had two players selected All-ASC East Division Honorable
Mention – Kali Behrens and Kayla Blucher.
Behrens (Montgomery, Texas) suffered a knee injury early in the
season, but batted .258 in 32 games. The sophomore catcher drove in 27, with 24 hits, 15 runs
scored, five doubles, five homers and one triple.
Blucher (San Antonio, Texas), who was selected as LeTourneau’s Female
Scholar Athlete of the Year, was third on the team in batting with a .349 average. She recorded 44
hits, scored 27 times, drove in three and had one double and one triple.