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Accolades Pouring In
Courtesy: CBU  
Release: 05/08/2014
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RIVERSIDE, Calif. --- The softball season isn't quite over yet for No. 21 ranked California Baptist University, as it prepares for the NCAA Division II Championship later today, but post-season accolades have already started to pour in for the PacWest Champions.

The Lancers placed six players on the All-PacWest teams, with a conference-high four first team nods. Krista Mann, Marshean August, Belinda Renne and Savannah Miller each picked up first team All-PacWest recognition, while Jacque Lopez grabbed second team honors and London Miller found a spot on the third team.

Mann—who was named the PacWest Freshman of the Week four times this year—finished the regular season with a team-best .448 average off 78 hits, both putting her third in the conference. She ranked second on the team with 10 long balls to share a team-high 50 RBIs with two of her teammates, both second in the PacWest.

Renne grabbed her first All-PacWest nod after leading the conference with 26 wins, seven shutouts and 29 complete games. In 197.2 innings pitched, Renne threw 110 strikeouts (third best in the conference) to boast a 2.44 ERA, ranking fourth in the PacWest. Over the course of the season, the right-handed pitcher snagged two Pitcher of the Week honors and held her opposing batters to a .257 average.

August also earned her first all-conference selection after leading the PacWest with 12 regular-season home runs. She scored a team-high 68 runs, batted in 50 others and led the team with 15 stolen bases. The senior outfielder finished the regular season with 67 hits, including 14 doubles, and was second on the team with four sacrifice flies.

Savannah Miller is the sole Lancer to grab her second All-PacWest recognition, again picking up first team recognition. The junior currently holds the Lancers’ second-highest batting average, hitting at .414—sixth in the PacWest. She leads CBU with three triples and 32 walks, while ranking second on the team with 16 doubles.

Lopez found a spot on the PacWest second team as she currently holds the third best average at .377. So far, the sophomore second baseman has knocked 52 hits, including eight doubles and a triple, to bat in 16 RBIs and score 29 runs. In the field, she has been a key member of the Lancer defense and holds a .978 fielding percentage.

London Miller rounded out the Lancers in the all-conference selections, picking up third team distinctions. The younger of the Miller sisters leads the team with 17 doubles, 50 RBIs and six sacrifice flies, while ranking third with nine homers. She currently holds a .339 average off 57 hits and 37 runs scored.

The Lancers open post-season action today at 12 p.m. in Seaside, Calif., as they take on Sonoma State. CBU is looking to avenge an earlier 4-3 loss to the Seawolves as the Lancers are on a quest for their first NCAA Division II Championship.

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