STEPHENVILLE – Tarleton Softball continues to rack up the postseason accolades as five TexAnns were named All-Region by the Division II Conference Commissioner’s Honor Roll Monday afternoon.
Jordan Withrow highlighted the awards with a first-team honor, which moves her onto the All-America ballot, while Tanna Huie, Georgia Capell, Meghann Wrinkle, and Megan Durante were named All-Region Second Team. The D2CCA awards are voted on by sports information directors from each region.
Withrow, a sophomore right-handed pitcher from Trenton, enjoyed a banner sophomore season after stepping into the team’s top starting spot. She was recently named the Lone Star Conference Co-Pitcher of the Year and Academic Player of the Year, in addition to all-conference first team honors and NFCA All-Region Second Team. The sophomore right-hander went 26-6 in the circle with a 2.34 ERA and led the Lone Star Conference with 252 strikeouts, which also makes her the first player in school history to strike out over 200 in a season. Her 26 wins is also a Tarleton single-season record.
Huie, a junior outfielder from Paris, recently became the fourth Tarleton player in school history and the first since Samantha Swanda in 2011 to be named the Lone Star Conference Newcomer of the Year, as well as All-LSC first team and NFCA All-Region Second Team. The junior outfielder hit .414 with 12 home runs and 51 RBI in her debut campaign with the purple and white. She also scored 45 runs for the year. Huie finished the regular season No. 5 in the LSC in batting average and No. 9 in RBI.
Capell, a freshman designated player from Midlothian, smashed her way onto the league’s first team after an impressive rookie year that earned her the LSC Freshman of the Year award, All-LSC first team honors, and NFCA All-Region Second Team honors. She’s the second player in school history and first since Geeslin in 2001 to bring home the top freshman award from the LSC. She finished the regular season with the fourth-most home runs in the league and set a single-season record for home runs by a freshman with 17 on the year. She hit .397 with 53 RBI, which was the sixth-most RBI in the league.
Durante and Wrinkle each earned the first All-Region honors of their respective careers after being named All-LSC Second Team earlier this month. Durante hit .405 with 14 home runs and 54 RBI as the cleanup hitter in the Tarleton lineup while Wrinkle also boasted a batting average of .368 with 47 runs scored and 18 stolen bases.
Tarleton finished the season in the regional finals with an overall record of 50-11.