Softball finishes third in HCAC
The softball team finished third in regular-season Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference play but fell short in the league tournament, losing two games to finish the year with a 19-19-1 record and 10-6 in the HCAC.
Under head coach Kim Tackett, the Pioneers were on the road for the first 14 games of the season, playing in Memphis in the Rhodes College Invitational, in Atlanta in the Emory University Invitational, and in Kissimmee, Fla., in the Rebel Spring Games. They got off to a fast start in conference play with a 5-1 record in the early going. When tournament time rolled around, Transylvania lost a close one 3-2 in the opener against Bluffton College, then fell to Manchester College 7-0 to end the season.
Junior infielder Michelle Ladanyi was named to the All-HCAC second team after leading the Pioneers in hits (40) and runs batted in (34) while hitting .308. Senior catcher/outfielder Emily McCarty was an honorable mention pick. She led Transylvania in runs scored with 35 and batted .319, second best to junior infielder Megan Mitchell at .326.
First-year player Elizabeth Young led the pitching corps with a 10-6 record and 2.37 earned run average, followed by senior Kaitlyn Foree at 9-9.
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