Three Aggies Named NFCA All-South Region
COLLEGE STATION, Texas – After its first season in the Southeastern Conference, the No. 13 Texas A&M softball team placed three student-athletes on National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) All-South Region teams, the organization announced today.
Junior Nicole Morgan was named the NFCA All-Region first team first baseman and freshman Cali Lanphear was tabbed first-team utility/designated player. Senior Mel Dumezich was selected to the second team as a designated player/pitcher.
Morgan (The Woodlands, Texas) has hit 15 home runs, including an impressive three grand slams, for 51 RBI. The first baseman adds eight doubles to the tally and has crossed the plate 31 times, while leading the team with 30 walks. This is the first NFCA All-Region honor of her career.
Lanphear (Montgomery, Texas) has had an impressive start to her career, leading the Aggies with 18 home runs, 43 runs and 53 RBI while maintaining an .852 slugging percentage. The utility player was also titled Freshman All-SEC this year.
Dumezich (Whiting, Ind.) completes her A&M career as a four-time NFCA All-Region selection after dominating in the circle and at the plate for the Aggies. The senior (26-7) owns a 2.36 ERA this season, fanning 218 batters in 201.2 innings of work and tossing six solo shutouts in 2013. The utility pitcher doesn’t shy away from the batter’s box, pounding 11 home runs and a team-best 11 doubles this season while drawing 25 walks for 36 RBI. Dumezich was also named Second Team All-SEC in her final season of eligibility.
The 16th-seeded Aggies will host Penn, Baylor and Arizona in the NCAA College Station Regional this weekend, beginning with a 7 p.m. Friday game vs. Penn on ESPN2. For details on the College Station Regional and for more info on Texas A&M softball, log on to AggieAthletics.com and follow @AggieSoftball on Twitter.