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The Shawnee News-Star
  • Best of 2013-14: SGU softball sets records

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  • It was a record-breaking season for both of the area’s college softball teams.
    St. Gregory’s University finished the season with 52 wins, a school record winning percentage of 81.3 and a trip to the NAIA Softball World Series.
    The Cavaliers were one of the top offensive teams in the nation in the 2014 season, leading the NAIA in hits and runs and were only shut out four times on the season, two of those coming at the World Series.
    Junior centerfielder Randi Yousey led the Cavaliers with 102 hits, seventh all-time for a single season in NAIA. Yousey finished the season with a .531 batting average.
    St. Gregory’s set school record with a team batting average of .362, 636 hits, 482 runs, 27 conference wins and a 20-game winning streak on their way to winning their first Sooner Athletic Conference regular season title.
    In the circle Devon Frazier finished with a 20-2 record for the season and 65 career wins.
    Yousey was named conference player of the year, while third baseman Brooklyn Sparks won rookie of the year and second-year head coach D.J. Sanchez won coach of the year.
    Yousey, Sparks, Frazier, Courtni Clark, Sierra Gallego were All-SAC first-team members, while Caitlin O'Hagan, Melanie Gladden, Allison Eales and Whitney Anderson were named to the second team.
    OBU also finished with several school records, winning 45 games, knocking out 564 hits and scoring 359 runs in a season that finished with losses to host William Carey in the opening round of the NAIA national tournament.
    Pitcher Hannah Wilbur set a school record with 23 wins and was the second Bison pitcher to amass more than 200 strikeouts in a season, finishing with 205. Wilbur was named an honorable mention All-American.
    Annie Combs also set school records with 20 doubles and 58 RBIs on the season.

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