Four Gator Softball Players Named to NFCA All-Southeast Region Teams (5/17):
“Four Florida softball student-athletes were named to the 2012 NFCA All-Southeast Region Teams, announced by the Starkville-based National Fastpitch Coaches Association Thursday. Three Gators were tabbed first-team selections in sophomore pitcher Hannah Rogers (Lake Wales, Fla.), senior outfielder Michelle Moultrie (Jacksonville, Fla.) and freshman Lauren Haeger (Peoria, Ariz.), while junior Kelsey Horton (Valrico, Fla.) was tabbed a NFCA All-Southeast Region second team pick.
“All four Gators are now eligible for selection to the NFCA All-America teams, which will be announced May 30. UF’s four overall selections contributed to the SEC’s 27 overall athletes named to NFCA All-Region teams.”
Regionals, vs. University of Central Florida, Florida Gulf Coast University, and University of South Florida, May 18-20
Game 1 (5/18): Florida 1, FGCU 2 (L)
Game 2 (5/19): Florida 7, UCF 1 (W)
Game 3 (5/19): Florida 6, FGCU 2 (W)
Game 4 (5/20): Florida 0, USF 1 (L)
Moultrie, 5/18-20: AB-14;R-2;H-7;RBI-1;BB-2;SO-5;PO-1;A-1;LOB-1
“Junior Kelsey Horton (Valrico, Fla.), senior Michelle Moultrie (Jacksonville, Fla.) and freshman Lauren Haeger (Peoria, Ariz.) led UF at the plate Saturday, Horton with a perfect 4-for-4 performance, including two bombs against the Eagles in the nightcap. Moultrie, who was 4-for-4 versus FGCU, finished the day 5-for-7 (.714) with five-consecutive hits carried over from game one to her perfect performance in game two.”
“Gator senior All-American and 2012 SEC Player of the Year Michelle Moultrie (Jacksonville, Fla.) concluded her tenure donning the Orange and Blue as Florida’s career leader in batting average (.385) and stolen bases/attempts (83-99). Moultrie, a top-10 finalist for the 2012 Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award and USA Softball’s Player of the Year, dropped a staggering 73 bunt singles in her four-year career as a Gator, highlighted by 27 her senior season in 2012. Moultrie will continue her career internationally as a member of USA Softball’s 2012 Women’s National Team, with the option to play professionally after being drafted by the USSSA Florida Pride of the National Pro Fastpitch league.”
About USSSA Florida Pride:
The USSSA Florida Pride is a professional franchise in the National Pro Fastpitch League that is owned and operated by USSSA. The amateur organization of USSSA has multi-sport coverage and encompasses teams and players from the United States and abroad.
National Pro Fastpitch is headquartered in Nashville, TN. The league, created to give elite female fastpitch players the opportunity to pursue a professional career in their chosen sport, has operated since 1997 under the names of Women’s Pro Fastpitch (WPF) and Women’s Pro Softball League (WPSL). NPF is the Official Development Partner of Major League Baseball in the category of women’s fastpitch softball since 2002.
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