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Softball – Five players earn postseason honors

05/15/13

Softball – Five players earn postseason honors

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – Five members of the Johnson County Community College softball team have been selected as All-Region VI/District D performers for 2013. Sophomore outfielder Emily Yoder and freshman catcher Emily Garcia were named to the first-team. Second-team honors went to freshman infielder Katie Yoakum, sophomore infielder Melanie Golubski and freshman pitcher Zoe Price. Additionally, Yoder, Garcia and Price were named as second-team All-East Jayhawk Conference performers, and Yoakum was an honorable mention selection. These five players helped lead JCCC to a 35-13 record and top-20 national ranking. 

Yoder hit .333 (45-for-135) on the season, and led Johnson County with 45 RBI and nine home runs. She also tied for the team lead with four triples. Her nine homers tie for 14th on JCCC’s season chart, and her 45 RBI tie for 27th.  Earlier this month, Yoder received the team’s Cavalier and Academic awards at the annual JCCC Athletic Department Awards Night ceremony. 

Garcia hit .435 (47-for-108) on the season, which led the team, and tied Yoder for the team led in triples with four. Garcia also ripped six doubles, two home runs, drove in 24 runners and scored 31 times. Her 47 hits were second most on the team. 

Yoakum hit at a .371 clip (49-for-132) with 15 doubles, a triple, five home runs, 41 RBI and 48 runs scored. She led the team in hits, doubles, RBI and runs scored. Her five homers were second to Yoder. 

Golubski ranked second on the team with a .375 average (42-for-112) with eight doubles, three triples, three homers, 23 RBI and 25 runs scored.  The team MVP and All-Region VI/District performer as a freshman, Golubski closed out her career belting 10 home runs, putting her a tie for 13th on JCCC’s career home run chart. 

Price, this year’s team MVP, was the Lady Cavaliers top pitcher this season. Price finished 20-7 overall with one save. She worked 187 innings, recorded 128 strikeouts and posted an ERA of 2.98. Her 20 wins tie for 10th on JCCC’s season chart. She also ranks 10th in innings pitched and 19th in strikeouts. Earlier in the season, Price was selected the KJCCC/Verizon Wireless D-II Pitcher of the Week after going 6-0 in seven appearances in the circle. Over that span, she hurled shutouts in four of her five starts and allowed just three earned runs in 35.1 innings of work. She also struck out 36 batters, including 11 in a 2-0 shutout win over Cloud County. 

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For schedules, rosters, and other team information, go to www.jccc.edu/cavs.