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Softball Has Six Named to the All-KCAC Teams – Ottawa University

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OTTAWA, Kan. – The 2024 Softball All-KCAC Teams have been released the conference office announced on Tuesday evening. Ottawa University had six players named to the All-KCAC Teams: Ashlynn Mercer, Madison Carney, Reagan Hammons, Nayely Delgado, Macy Roever, and Addison Spencer.

Mercer, a senior pitcher from Tonkawa, Okla., was named First Team All-KCAC for the second straight season. She was also named to the KCAC Gold Glove Team. This season, Mercer has a record of 15-6, a 1.80 ERA, 82 strike outs in 148 innings, and opponents have a .249 batting average against her. She was named KCAC Pitcher of the Week once this past season. Mercer is ranked eighth in games started (25), 37th in wins (15), 26th in innings pitched (148), and 55th in ERA (1.80).  She had a .923 fielding percentage and has turned two double plays.

Carney, a freshman pitcher from Riverview, Fla., earned First Team All-KCAC honors. She has a record of 9-1 and in 58.2 inning, Carney has struck out 22. She has a 2.03 ERA and opponents have a .272 batting average against her.

Reagan Hammons, a sophomore catcher from Tahlequah, Okla., was named First Team All-KCAC as a utility player. She set two single season OU school records this season, home runs and RBI. Hammons has a .290 ERA, scored 34 runs, and has hit five doubles, two triples, and 13 home runs. She has 55 RBI, a .600 slugging percentage, 16 walks, a .351 on base percentage, and is 3-for-3 in stolen base attempts. Hammons is ranked 43rd in the NAIA in plate appearances (176), 41st in at bats (155), fifth in home runs (13), and 12th in RBI (55).

Delgado, a senior catcher from Bakersfield Calif., was named Second Team All-KCAC for the second straight season. Through 27 games, she has a .403 batting average, scored 18 runs, hit nine doubles and one home run, has driven in 18 runs, has a .569 slugging percentage, walked 11 times, hit by a pitch once, has a .488 on base percentage, and is 3-for-3 in stolen base attempts.

Roever, a junior outfielder from Home, Kan., earned Second Team All-KCAC honors. Through 50 games this season, she has a .329 batting average, scored 46 runs, and hit eight doubles, three triples, and one home run. Roever has driven in 30 runs, has a .433 slugging percentage, walked 15 times, was hit by a pitch five times, has a .400 on base percentage, and was 35-for-39 in stolen base attempts. She is ranked eighth in the NAIA in plate appearances (188), 15th in at bats (164), 36th in runs (46), and 20th in stolen bases (35).

Spencer, a junior infielder from Vernon, Texas, was named Third Team All-KCAC. In 50 games this season, she has a .375 batting average, scored 39 runs, hit 17 doubles and one triple, has driven in 37 runs, has a .488 slugging percentage, walked 17 times, was hit by a pitch once, has a .433 on base percentage, and was 6-for-6 in stolen base percentage. Spencer is ranked sixth in the NAIA in plate appearances (190), eighth in at bats (168), 33rd in hits (63), and 17th in doubles (17).

The Braves are 36-14 overall and finished second in the KCAC with a record of 20-6. Ottawa has the second seed in the KCAC Tournament and will play the seventh seed, Kansas Wesleyan University, in their first game of the tournament. The game will take place at the Great Bend Sports Complex on Wednesday, May 1 at 11:00 a.m.

 

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