LOUISVILLE, KY – The National Fastpitch Coaches Association released its Division III All-Region Teams which features five Profs among its ranks.
Earning Region IV First-Team honors are Emily August, Cat Thomas, and Morgan Zane. On the second team is McKenzie Melvin while Korie Hague earns a spot on the third team.
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Zane earns her third all-region honor, her second-straight first-team selection after a second-team nod in 2019. Other two-time recipients include August, who also claimed her second-straight first-team pick, and Hague, who was a first-team honoree last season. Thomas and Melvin are honored for the first time.
This season, Zane appeared in all 45 games, batting .358 with 39 runs, 12 doubles, two triples, eight home runs, 42 RBI's, and 19 walks. She leads the team in multiple categories (doubles, homers, and RBIs) and earned a NJAC First-Team Selection as well.
August was named the NJAC Pitcher of the Year for the second-straight season after leading the conference in victories (20), ERA (1.61), strikeouts (169), and shutouts (11).
Thomas knocked in 31 runs and added 15 walks, 15 runs, 11 doubles and four homeruns while batting .342 in 44 games.
Melvin was tops on the squad with 36 stolen bases and 48 runs as the freshman batted .375 with 12 doubles, three triples, and six homers while starting in all 45 games. The centerfielder also threw out five attempted runners at home among her seven assists defensively.
Hague also appeared in every game this season, batting .309 with 19 runs, 23 RBI's, six doubles, and has just struck out only eight times in 136 at bats. Defensively, the catcher threw out 11-of-19 baserunners and owned a .996 fielding percentage with just one error in 259 chances (222 putouts + 36 assists).
Rowan finished the season with a 35-10 record, with win #35 on Saturday evening marking head coach Kim Wilson's 900th career coaching victory in the process.