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Softball Trio Tabbed All-Conference

May 5, 2010
By cnp
Posted in Athletics

Clarksville, Ark.-Junior shortstop Sarah Otteman, sophomore third baseman/pitcher Kelsey Mefford and freshman outfielder Ali Mathis were named to the American Southwest Conference All-East Division Honorable Mention Team, the ASC office announced on Wednesday.

Otteman, a native of Lockport, Ill., hit .250 with two doubles and 6 RBI in 30 games. The right-hander led the team with seven stolen bases. She had five multiple-hit games. Her most productive game of the season came against Howard Payne University when she went 2-for-2 with 4 RBI. Otteman, who owns a .396 career on-base percentage, ranks eighth at Ozarks in career hits (94) and is the career leader in hit by pitch (14). She earned Honorable Mention All-Conference her freshman campaign.

Mefford, a native of Clarksville, made the All-Conference Team as a utility player. Mefford led the team in nearly every offensive category, including batting (.369), hits (38), home runs (6), RBI (28), doubles (12), total bases (70), runs (28), slugging percentage (.680) and on-base percentage (.449). Her home run total tied her for fourth in the ASC and her slugging percentage placed her sixth. Mefford produced eight multiple-hit games and hit safely in 28 games. Her best game of the season came against Hillsdale Baptist when she homered twice and drove in 5 runs. In the circle, Mefford struck out 25 in 59.2 innings of work. The right-hander posted two wins.

Mathis, a freshman from Lebanon, Mo., led the team in triples with three. Mathis, who started in all 40 games, finished second in on the team in doubles (11), RBI (19), hits (37), runs (23), slugging percentage (.471) and total bases (57). She was third in batting (.306). She produced a 2-for-3, 3-RBI performance against Blackburn College. The left-handed hitter, who played left field, had a team-best 11 multiple-hit games and produced two or more runs seven times.