RIVERSIDE, Calif. --- California Baptist University had five players earn all-conference honors Thursday as the PacWest released its 2013 All-Conference Softball teams.
Savannah Miller and Rachel Meyer scored All-PacWest first team honors, while Jessica Avila, Sloan McHann and Mara Rodriguez were named to the second team. Avila was also named freshman of the year in the conference.
Miller led the Lancers with a .423 batting average this season, driving in a team high 36 runs and hitting a team leading 16 doubles. The junior catcher had a .627 slugging percentage and a .451 on-base percentage, striking out just eight times in 142 at bats. Miller was Top 10 in the conference in batting average, slugging percentage, on-base percentage, doubles and RBI.
Playing in her first season for CBU after transferring prior to this year, Meyer led the team with 13 home runs and 20 walks. Her 13 long balls were also tops in the PacWest. Splitting time at catcher and designated player, the junior hit .302, slugged .626 and had 32 RBI.
It was the first time for both Miller and Meyer that they have earned all-conference first team honors.
Avila solidified herself as the ace of the Lancer staff this season with a 20-10 record and a 1.89 ERA. She threw 188.2 innings on the year, allowing a .266 opponent’s batting average and striking out a team best 97 batters. The freshman’s 20 wins were tops in the PacWest and her ERA was good for sixth in the conference. The rookie had 23 complete games on the year and seven shutouts.
McHann was in the Top 15 in eight major offensive categories in the PacWest, starting 47 games for CBU. The senior was second on the team with a .373 batting average, driving in 32 runs and hitting eight homers. She also had a team high three triples this season and her eight homers were second for CBU.
Rodriguez put up Top 10 numbers in the PacWest in runs scored, RBI, home runs and doubles, starting all 49 games this season for CBU. The second baseman hit .326, posted 35 RBI, seven home runs and was second on the team with 13 doubles.
For both McHann and Rodriguez it is their third career all-conference selection.