Clarksville, Ark.--Softball players Jodie Clark, Kara Bartholomew, Brooke Grice, Chelsea Joslin and Erica Newell earned American Southwest Conference East division honorable-mention honors, announced by the league office on Tuesday.
Clark, a 5-5 sophomore center fielder from Springdale, started in all 40 games for the Lady Eagles and collected 25 hits while scoring 16 runs and six stolen bases. Clark’s best performance of the year came against Mississippi College when she went 2-for-3 with three runs and had an RBI. She earned ASC All-East Division First Team honors last season. Bartholomew, a 5-7 sophomore right fielder from Lake Hamilton, finished second on the team in batting (.320), hits (39) and runs (23). Bartholomew led the team in stolen bases (13-15) for the second straight season. Bartholomew had 11 games in which she had two hits. Her best performance of the season came against Central Baptist College when she went 3-for-4 with two runs and a stolen base. She was named to the ASC All-East Division Second Team last season. Grice, a 5-6 sophomore third baseman from North Little Rock, finished second on the team in home runs (4) and tied for second in RBI (22) while finishing fourth in batting (.270) and tied for fourth in hits (34). Grice had 11 multiple-hit games and six multiple-RBI games. Grice’s best performance of the year came against Central Baptist College when she hit two homers and collected four RBI and scored three runs. Joslin, a 5-8 freshman catcher/designated hitter from Claremore, Oklahoma, was the co-leader in the conference in home runs (9) and finished fourth in the league in batting (.423). Additionally, Joslin finished second in the league in slugging percentage (.748), fourth in total bases (83), fifth in RBI (34) and on-base percentage (.463) and tied for ninth in hits (47). She collected a conference-best nine total bases against Louisiana College after recording three hits, two of which were home runs. Joslin, who led the team in all the aforementioned offensive categories, had five three-hit games and ended the season with 15 multiple-hit games this season and 11 multiple-RBI games. Joslin ended the season with numerous single-season school records, including home runs, slugging percentage and total bases. Newell, a 5-9 junior first baseman from Panama, Oklahoma, finished third on the team in batting (.311), hits (37) and home runs (3), and second in total bases (59). Newell, who had nine multiple-hit games, tied for first in doubles (9) and tied for second in RBI (22) on the team. Newell’s best performance of the season came against Mary Hardin-Baylor when she went 2-for-4 with five RBI and a home run. She earned honorable mention All-East Division last season.