Anderson University’s Erin Garrity, Chelsie Haines, Gretchen Louzon and Anderson High School graduate Kelly Thompson were named to the 22-player All-Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference softball team for the 2008 season on Wednesday.

Garrity led the Ravens in hitting with a .393 average, 46 hits, 29 RBIs, 60 total bases and a .513 slugging percentage. She also had 19 runs, nine doubles, one triple, one home run and five stolen bases.

Louzon was second on the team in hitting with a .345 average to go with 38 hits, eight doubles, one home run, 15 runs scored and 10 RBIs. On the mound, she was 5-7 with a 3.17 earned-run average and eight complete games, including two shutouts. She had 63 strikeouts in 84 innings.

Haines was third on the team in hitting with a .339 average to go with 38 hits, 21 runs, 12 doubles, one home run, 18 RBIs and a team-high eight stolen bases. She was one of three Ravens to start all 38 games this season.

Thompson was fourth on the team in hitting with a .324 average to go with 35 hits, a team-high 13 doubles, one triple, two home runs, 14 runs scored and 19 RBIs. On the mound, she was 7-10 with a 2.01 ERA and a team-best 80 strikeouts in 97 innings pitched. She also had 13 complete games and two shutouts.


Lapel 10-9, Eastern Hancock 9-7

Katelynn Ash drove in seven runs with two doubles and a home run in Lapel’s doubleheader sweep of Eastern Hancock on Wednesday.

Courtney Prater added three hits, including a home run, Leigh Murphy collected six hits and Kourtney Allender had two doubles and scored five runs.

The two wins lift Lapel to 11-10.

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