Thursday, May 11, 2006
HILDEBRAND AND SAMANA HONORED BY CONFERENCE NASHVILLE, Tenn.--The best season in Tennessee State softball history was capped off Wednesday evening as Candace Hildebrand and Emily Samana were recognized by the Ohio Valley Conference as members of the all-Newcomer team. Hildebrand, a transfer from Arizona Western CC, set a new school record for wins in a season (12) and the lowest ERA (1.78). The Moreno Valley, Calif., native finished the year with a 12-13 record with six shutouts and 87 strikeouts in 161 innings. Hildebrand is honored just two days after being named the OVC Pitcher of the Week for her two shutout's of conference foe Morehead State. Samana, a transfer from Santa Rosa CC, finished the season batting .278 with 24 runs scored, eleven doubles, seven home runs, and 18 RBI. The first baseman from Petaluma, Calif., led the Tigers with 28 walks, a .415 on base percentage, and 463 put outs for a .990 fielding percentage. 2006 ALL-OHIO VALLEY CONFERENCE SOFTBALL TEAMS FIRST TEAM P - Bonnie Bynum (Tennessee Tech) - Jr., Fayetteville, Ga.* P - Christine Pierce (Jacksonville State) - Sr., Placerville, Calif. C - Savannah Roberts (UT Martin) - Fr., Nashville, Tenn. IF - Krystina Dobbs (Tennessee Tech) - Jr., Marietta, Ga. IF - Beth Boden (Tennessee Tech) - So., Plover, Wis. IF - Lauren Horwath (Jacksonville State) - So., Lake Mary, Fla. IF - Megan McDonald (Southeast Missouri) - So., Cape Girardeau, Mo.* OF -Daniela Pappano (Jacksonville State) - Jr., Bolton, Ontario * OF - Ashley Potts (Tennessee Tech) - Jr., Columbus, Ga.* OF - Maigin Alexander (Jacksonville State) - Sr., Fairfield, Calif.* OF - Justine Pineda (UT Martin) - Jr., Chandler, Ariz. UTIL -Danielle Wallace (Tennessee Tech) - Fr., Huntsville, Ala. 2006 OVC PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Daniela Pappano, Jacksonville State 2006 OVC PITCHER OF THE YEAR: Bonnie Bynum, Tennessee Tech 2006 OVC FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR: Danielle Wallace, Tennessee Tech 2006 OVC COACH OF THE YEAR: Tory Acheson, Tennessee Tech SECOND TEAM P - Carly Kellam (Jacksonville State) - Sr., Satellite Beach, Fla.* P - Kathleen Jacoby (Eastern llinois) - Fr., Beecher, Ill. C - Sandyn Short (Eastern Illinois) - Jr., Davis, Calif. IF - Rachel Karos (Eastern Illinois) - Sr., Naperville, Ill.* IF - Michelle Summers (Southeast Missouri) - So., Glendale, Calif.% IF - Brianna Venable (Austin Peay) - Sr., Edmonds, Wash.% IF - Chanze Patterson (Eastern Kentucky) - So., Kent, Wash. IF - Megan Jezierski (Jacksonville State) - Sr., Washougal, Wash. OF - Lindsay Pickering (Southeast Missouri) - Jr., St. Charles, Mo. OF - Shelley Stanley (Samford) - Jr., Decatur, Ala. OF - Brandy Whalen (UT Martin) - Jr., Franklin, Tenn.% UTIL - Stephanie Huffman (Southeast Missouri) - Sr., Valmayer, Ill. * - 1st Team All-OVC in 2005 % - 2nd Team All-OVC in 2005 ALL-NEWCOMER Danielle Wallace (Tennessee Tech) - Fr., UTIL/DP, Huntsville, Ala. Justine Pineda (UT Martin) - Jr., OF, Chandler, Ariz. Kathleen Jacoby (Eastern Illinois) - Fr., P, Beecher, Ill. Savannah Roberts (UT Martin) - Fr., C, Nashville, Tenn. Kalyn Fox (Eastern Kentucky) - Fr., P, Murray, Ky. Ashley Myatt (UT Martin) - Fr., P, Dickson, Tenn. Stephanie Royall (Samford) - Fr., P, Mill Valley, Calif. Lauren Bradley (Southeast Missouri) - Fr., IF, Overland Park, Kan. Candace Hildebrand (Tennessee State) - Jr., P, Moreno Valley, Calif. Bri Jones (Morehead State) - Fr., OF, Anaheim Hills, Calif. Jenn Monahan (Southeast Missouri) - Fr., UTIL/DP, Lake Worth, Fla. Emily Samana (Tennessee State) - Jr., IF, Petaluma, Calif. Ashton Strode (UT Martin) - So., P, Niceville, Fla (13 players appear on the All-Newcomer team due to a tie)