Ten PBC Softball Players Named D2CCA All-Region

Columbus State's Elizabeth Perdue
Columbus State's Elizabeth Perdue

MILLEDGEVILLE, GA – Ten Peach Belt Conference softball players were named All-Region by the Division II Conference Commissioners Association.  Seven of those players were named first-team All-Region and are now eligible for All-America consideration.  North Georgia's Kylee Smith was named the region Pitcher of the Year and Columbus State's Elizabeth Perdue the region Player of the Year.  The team is selected by region sports information directors.

Smith was named Southeast Region Pitcher of the Year after going 33-1 with a 0.85 ERA and 303 strikeouts over 202.1 innings in the circle this season. Earlier this year, she was also named the Peach Belt Pitcher of the Year. This is her second D2CCA First Team honor of her career.

Already the Peach Belt Conference Player of the Year, Perdue adds another award to her strong junior campaign. Perdue finished the season with a team-best .423 average, 13 home runs and 68 RBIs, ranking top three in the PBC in all three categories. The Phenix City, Ala. native collected 22 multi-hit games on the year, never seeing her batting average drop below .416 at any point.

North Georgia led all conference schools with four selections while Columbus State had three. The All-America team will be announced next week.

2018 D2CCA Softball All-Southeast Region

Pitcher of the Year: Kylee Smith, North Georgia

Player of the Year: Elizabeth Perdue, Columbus State

First Team    
C Shelby Hammontree North Georgia
1b Elizabeth Perdue Columbus State
2b Ty-Kella Goins Lincoln Memorial
3b Jamie Johnson UNC Pembroke
SS Calli Starr Columbus State
OF Hannah Riddle King
OF Erin Boone Lenoir-Rhyne
OF Holland Coursey Georgia College
DP Haley Simonds Newberry
UT Lacie Rinus Carson-Newman
UT (non-P) Abby Fiessinger Carson-Newman
P Kylee Smith North Georgia
P Amber Johns North Georgia
P Emily Kenley Lenoir-Rhyne
Second Team    
C Cailah Niles Anderson
1b Maria Williamson Coker
2b Ashley Parnell Limestone
3b Jenna Burnett King
AA Natalie Willis Newberry
OF Kia Smith Columbus State
OF Delaney Guerrero Tusculum
OF Hannah Harrison Young Harris
DP Alishia Freirson North Georgia
UT Aubrey Reep Wingate
UT (non-P) Kelsie Hocutt Lincoln Memorial
P Courtney Smith Limestone
P Amanda Coffrin North Greenville
P Christine Carver Coker