LANCASTER, Pa. – Four members of the McDaniel softball team have been named to the All-Centennial Conference (CC) team, released on Tuesday.
Caroline Brehm (Hanover, Pa./New Oxford) was named the conference's Pitcher of the Year and earned a first-team nod while Jackie Liebowitz (Bellerose, N.Y./Benjamin N. Cordozo) and Jordan Beans (Hanover, Pa./Hanover) were named to the second team. Tracy Davis (Christiansburg, Va./Christiansburg) was tabbed honorable mention.
Brehm, a freshman right-handed pitcher, became the third Green Terror hurler to be named Pitcher of the Year but first since 2002 and was one of three unanimous selections to the 2012 first team. Brehm is the first McDaniel pitcher to record 20 wins in the circle and has a current record of 21-8 with three saves. She has a conference-best 1.27 earned-run average over her 187.0 innings pitched. She paces all of Division III, shattering the program single-season record with 317 strikeouts against just 49 walks. She has allowed just 96 hits and thrown a program-record 22 complete games. She has 16 double-digit strikeout performances this season, including a program-record 16 on two occasions. She has two no-hitters to her credit this season.
Liebowitz, a junior second baseman, has started 36 of the 38 games she has played this season with a .304 batting average. She currently ranks third on the team with 35 hits and is tied for the team lead with nine doubles. She has 17 RBIs and 10 runs scored.
Beans, a senior outfielder, has started 35 of the 36 games she has played this season with a .293 batting average. She is fourth on the team with 34 hits and leads the team in both RBIs (28) and runs scored (24). She also has a team-best five home runs, including a three-run blast to key a 9-0 victory over Washington (Md.) in the CC title game on Sunday. Beans also has seven doubles and a triple for a .500 slugging percentage.
Davis, a junior catcher, has started 28 of the 30 games she has played and leads the team with a .359 batting average. She ranks fifth on the team with 28 hits, including six doubles and two home runs. She also has 17 RBIs and 15 runs scored.
The Green Terror (27-12, 13-3 CC) returns to action against No. 1 Emory in the first game of the NCAA regional at Christopher Newport on Tuesday. Game time is 10 a.m.