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Three Cardinals Receive All-Region Honors


Image of Burghy playing softball.STARKVILLE, Miss. (May 16, 2011) – The National Fastpitch Coaches Association has named Plattsburgh softball players Ashley Marshall, Erin Jamieson and Brianna Clarke to its 2011 NFCA Division III All-Northeast Region list.

Marshall and Jamieson each landed spots on the first team.  This marks the second straight year Marshall has received all-region honors – earning second team honors in her freshman year.  Jamieson, a senior center fielder for the Cardinals, garners the first all-region accolades of her career.  Clarke received a third team nod as an at-large pick.

Marshall, a sophomore pitcher out of Malone, N.Y., posted an 18-6 record in the circle with a 1.07 earned-run average.  Marshall tossed 21 complete games, including a single-season record 11 shutouts.  She also earned six saves.  Marshall led the State University of New York Athletic Conference with 238 strikeouts in 164 innings of work, while opponents hit a league-low .169 against her.  She was also eighth in the country with an average of 10.2 strikeouts per seven innings.

A senior center fielder out of Adams, N.Y., Jamieson earns her first all-region honors after leading the Cardinals with a .367 batting average – a career high.  She also helped push the Plattsburgh offense with a .453 on-base percentage, eight doubles and three triples.

Clarke, a freshman first baseman, led the Cardinals’ offense with 35 runs batted in, five home runs and 66 total bases, while knocking eight doubles and one triple.  The Manorville, N.Y. native finished the season with a .345 batting average, third-best on the team, and a .555 slugging percentage.  In addition to Clarke’s prowess at the plate, she posted a .994 fielding percentage – tied for highest among Plattsburgh regulars.

In its 12-year history, the Plattsburgh State softball program has had 19 individuals named to the NFCA All-Northeast Region Team 30 times.
 

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