April 28, 2009Four Belhaven College softball players were named to the Gulf Coast Athletic Conference All-Conference team when the awards were announced by the GCAC. Mallory Meadows, Britney Webb, Tiffany Ansley, and Heather Pace were all recognized by the GCAC for their efforts during the 2009 season.
Meadows, a senior pitcher and outfielder from Daphne, Alabama, led the team in home runs (18) and RBIs (78). Meadows was 2nd in the nation in home runs per game. She also pitched in 16 games for the Lady Blazers, compiled a record of 7-1 with an ERA of 3.02, and was named GCAC Player of the Week three times.
Webb, a senior infielder/outfielder from Mobile, Alabama, put together another solid season for Belhaven with a .403 batting average and 40 RBIs. Webb stole 55 bases in 59 attempts which is more than another other player in the nation, and she also scored 73 runs which put her among the NAIA leaders in that category as well. Webb was also named GCAC Player of Week for the week of February 9th through February 15th.
Ansley, a junior third baseman from Miami, Florida, was second on the team in batting average at .442, had 15 doubles and drove in 29 runs. Her .442 batting was second in the conference behind teammate Mallory Meadows at .485. Ansley had a total of 76 hits which was second highest in the GCAC, and her 15 doubles placed her third in that category in the conference.
Pace, a freshman from Sherman, Texas, ended her first year at Belhaven with a .407 batting average and 61 RBIs. She led the team in doubles, with 24, and was among the nations leaders in that category. Pace was named GCAC and NAIA National Player of the Week along with setting a new NAIA record for most RBIs in a game11 against William Woods University.
The Lady Blazers Softball Team finished the year with an overall record of 36-19 which establishes a new Belhaven softball record for most wins in a season.