Four Softball Players Earn Conference USA Recognition
Christina Martinez was named to the Conference USA First Team on Wednesday.

Christina Martinez was named to the Conference USA First Team on Wednesday.

May 7, 2014

BOCA RATON, Fla. - Four Florida Atlantic University softball players earned all-conference honors, announced by the Conference USA office today in advance of the Conference USA Softball Championship, which begins Thursday, May 8 at FAU's Boca Raton campus.

Sophomore Christina Martinez was named to the first team as an outfielder. Martinez finished the regular season with a team-best .358 batting average and also led the team in hits (62), triples (five), slugging percentage (.462) and total bases (80). In C-USA play, she hit .427, slugged .524 and recorded a .478 on-base percentage, leading the team in all categories.

Samantha Messer earned second-team recognition for her efforts in the pitcher's circle. The junior from Sarasota recorded a 15-7 record with seven shutouts and she led the Owls' pitching staff with a 1.50 ERA. Messer was even better in conference play, going 7-3 with a 1.39 ERA. She led the in innings pitched (65.1) and strikeouts (36) in league play.

Freshmen pitchers Amanda Wilson and Kylee Hanson both made the Conference USA all-freshmen team. Wilson posted a 10-4 record with a 2.23 ERA and was named conference Co-Pitcher of the Week earlier this season. Hanson has an 8-9 record on the year, but holds just a 1.65 ERA. The Jupiter native earned Conference Pitcher of the Week earlier this season as well.

The Owls are the No. 4 seed for the Conference USA Championship and will play No. 5 seed North Texas on Thursday at 6:30 p.m. Live stats and live video will be available at the C-USA Tournament Central page here.

 

 

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