Softball players receive post-season honors
Pictured from left to right: Carly White, Emily Phillips, Kelly Porte, Olivia Martin, and Rachel Durham.
NORTH EAST, Md. – On the heels of a successful season on the diamond, the Cecil College softball program was honored with five post-season recognition. The Seahawks had two players named to the First Team All-Maryland Junior College Athletic Conference (Maryland JUCO) and three additional players named Second Team All-Maryland JUCO.
The Seahawks finished the 2018 campaign with a 20-9 record behind the play of freshman Rachel Durham and freshman Kelly Porte; both honored with First Team selections.
Durham (Middletown, Del./Appoquinimink High School) played in 28 games for Cecil College at second base. She had 107 plate appearances for which she came away with 47 hits.
These included 15 doubles, four triples, and two home runs as she accumulated a .505 batting average. An Early Childhood Education major, Durham had five stolen bases en route to scoring 43 runs. She also had 31 RBIs.
On the other side of the field was Porte (North East, Md./Rising Sun High School) at third base. A Physical Education major, she also played in 28 games. In 111 plate appearances, Porte had 40 hits that included five doubles, one triple, and two home runs. She finished with a .404 batting average that helped drive home 18 runs. She had seven stolen bases and scored 35 runs.
Being honored with Second Team All-Conference honors were freshman Carly White, sophomore Olivia Martin, and freshman Emily Phillips.
Working the mound for the Seahawks was Phillips (Perryville, Md./Perryville High School) with 20 appearances that included 15 starts. From the top of the hill, she accumulated an 11-4 record for the Seahawks along with one save. This nursing student finished with a 3.78 ERA over 96.1 innings as Cecil’s ace. She struck out 93 batters and walked another 38. On the offensive side, Phillips had 76 plate appearances for 15 hits that included three doubles.
White (Perryville, Md./Perryville High School) was on the receiving end of Phillips’ pitches. She played in 25 games to finish with a .442 batting average. In her 91 plate appearances, White connected for 38 hits that included nine doubles, one triple, and six home runs. She accumulated 29 RBIs while scoring 30 runs of her own along with three stolen bases.
Martin (North East, Md./North East High School) paroled the outfield for the Seahawks. This general studies major appeared in 28 games for a .432 batting average and 32 RBIs. For her 99 trips to the plate, she had 35 hits including eight doubles, one triple, and six home runs. En route to scoring 26 runs, she had five stolen bases.