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Three earn All-CC softball honors

Michaela Persinger, Kristina Shank, Megan Horsey (c) 2019 David Sinclair/McDaniel College
Michaela Persinger, Kristina Shank, Megan Horsey (c) 2019 David Sinclair/McDaniel College

LANCASTER, Pa. – Three members of the McDaniel softball team have been named to the All-Centennial Conference (CC) team, released on Tuesday.

Megan Horsey (Elkton, Md./Bohemia Manor) and Michaela Persinger (Emmitsburg, Md./Catoctin) were named to the first team while Kristina Shank (Mardela Springs, Md./Mardela) was tabbed second team.

Horsey, a freshman catcher, is making her first all-conference appearance. She is one of three freshman on the first team. Horsey, who started 29 of the 32 games in which she appeared, led the Green Terror in hitting as a rookie with a .382 batting average and team-best 39 hits. Her average ranked third among all conference hitters. She also rapped seven doubles, recorded 17 RBIs and scored 19 runs. With nine walks, she boated a .434 on-base percentage and was 3-for-4 in stolen bases. Horsey had at least one hit in every game in which she had more than one official at bat and each of her starts, including a team-best 12 multiple-hit games.

Persinger, a sophomore outfielder, is making her second straight first-team appearance and is the lone first-teamer from 2018 to repeat. Starting 35 of her 36 appearances, Persinger was second on the team with 36 hits and was third on the squad with a .324 average. She led the team with nine doubles while adding three triples and a home run for a .586 slugging percentage. She drove in a team-best 23 and scored 23 runs of her own. She also drew 16 walks and had a .409 on-base percentage. She had nine multiple-hit games, including a team-best three three-hit games. Persinger was also successful in four of her five stolen-base attempts and did not commit an error in 47 fielding chances that included three outfield assists.

Shank, a senior outfielder, is making her first all-conference appearance. Starting 34 of her 36 appearances, Shank hit .279 from the leadoff spot with 29 hits that included six doubles and team highs of four triples and six home runs for a team-best .587 slugging percentage. Her slugging percentage ranks fourth in the conference. Shank also scored a team-high 27 runs to go with 19 RBIS. She also drew 22 walks, which was tops in the CC, for a .437 on-base percentage and went 14-for-16 in stolen bases.

The Green Terror finished the season with an overall record of 21-16 (8-8 CC).

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