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LETU Softball Players Named to All-Conference Teams


The LeTourneau University's Christin Mickelboro was named to the All-American Southwest Conference East Division First Team as the YellowJackets had six members named to the all-conference teams announced Wednesday.
Mickelboro, a native of Longview, Texas, was selected as the East Division second baseman. The sophomore led the conference in batting with a .491 average. She had 52 hits in 106 at-bats with 43 runs batted in, 29 runs scored, a team-high 16 doubles, a team-high eight home runs and one triple. She slugged .887 and had an on-base percentage of .559.
The YellowJackets placed three members on the All-ASC East Division Second Team as Crissy Simmons, Kylie Packard and Kelsie Mercer-Stephenson earned the honors.
Simmons (Cypress, Texas) played in 36 games and batted .339. She finished with 38 hits, 22 RBIs, 21 runs scored, 10 doubles and a pair of home runs. The junior outfielder led the team in stolen bases with 11.
Packard (Lindale, Texas), who was one of two seniors on this year's squad, enjoyed the success of a school-record 28-game hitting streak. She played in all 36 games with 46 hits, 26 runs scored, 17 runs batted in, 10 doubles and three home runs. She was second on the team in batting with a .393 average.
Stephenson (Baytown, Texas) pitched in 27 games, starting 21. She worked in 144 innings and went 11-10 with a 2.72 ERA. The junior right-hander had 80 strikeouts and recorded three shutouts.
LeTourneau had two players selected All-ASC East Division Honorable Mention - Kali Behrens and Kayla Blucher.
Behrens (Montgomery, Texas) suffered a knee injury early in the season, but batted .258 in 32 games. The sophomore catcher drove in 27, with 24 hits, 15 runs scored, five doubles, five homers and one triple.
Blucher (San Antonio, Texas), who was selected as LeTourneau's Female Scholar Athlete of the Year, was third on the team in batting with a .349 average. She recorded 44 hits, scored 27 times, drove in three and had one double and one triple.
For a complete list of the All-American Southwest Conference Softball Teams, click the link at: http://ascsports.org/news/2010/5/4/SB_0504103054.aspx

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