Three Southwest Softball Players Named All-TCCAA

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Keith Gentry
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May 7, 2019 - Sophomore Hannah Finley and freshmen Jennie Bryant and MaKayla Pugh were each selected first team All-TCCAA softball in a vote by the conference’s coaches. It’s the first time in the program’s history that multiple Southwest softball players were named to the first team.

African American Read-In coordinator Michael Rounds addresses the diverse crowd of students, faculty and staff

All-TCCAA Saluqis (L-R) Jennie Bryant, Hannah Finley and MaKayla Pugh.

Finley, who played first base and pitched for the Lady Saluqis, made the team as a utility player while Bryant was picked as an infielder and Pugh as a catcher. Finley led the pitching staff with 9 wins and 83 strikeouts and was also one of the team’s top hitters with a .375 batting average, 11 doubles, 7 home runs, 34 runs batted in and a team-high .478 on-base average.

Bryant played third base and shortstop this spring and led the team with a .423 batting average, 18 doubles, 3 triples, 12 home runs, .766 slugging average and a Southwest single season record 68 runs batted in, which also led the conference and ranked in the top 10 nationally. Pugh, a catcher/third baseman, was second on the team with a .378 batting average, 12 doubles, 53 runs batted in and a .669 slugging average and tied Bryant for the home run lead with 12 (three of which came in a single game against Jackson State, tying the Southwest single game record.) She was twice named TCCAA Player of the Week.