Softball Places Three On NFCA All-Region Team

Kelly Martinez (L), Sarah Broeseker (M), and Alexis Yohe (R) made the all-region team. Photos by Joel Auerbach.

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—The Barry Buccaneers put three on the 2013 NFCA All-South Region Softball team, as announced by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association.

Senior third baseman Sarah Broeseker and sophomore second baseman Kelly Martinez made the first team, while senior pitcher Alexis Yohe made the second team.

Broeseker led the Sunshine State Conference with a .423 batting average.  She drove in 32 runs and scored 32 more.  Her .604 slugging percentage was second in the league, as was her .491 on-base percentage.  Broeseker tallied 63 total hits (2nd SSC), including 13 doubles (T4th) and four triples (T1st). Broeseker was particularly effective in conference, hitting .500 with 18 runs and 17 RBI in 24 games. She walked 13 times, against just six strikeouts, for a .583 on-base percentage and belted seven doubles, three triples and a homer to slug .729.

Martinez was one of the Bucs’ hottest hitters down the stretch, hitting .383 for the season and .523 in the month of April. She scored 24 runs and drove in 30. She tied for the team lead with four homers and was second with 12 doubles and 12 stolen bases. Against conference teams, she hit .431 with three homers and 17 RBI.

Yohe was 18-7 overall with one save and a 1.38 ERA in 162.2 innings. She struck out 136 and held opponents to a .193 average.  She was second in the conference in shutouts with eight and completed 19 of her 25 starts. In conference games, she led the league with a 14-1 record (a .933 winning percentage). She tossed six shutouts, including one-hit efforts against Rollins and Lynn and fired a five-inning perfect game against Florida Tech.

All three players will now advance on to the All-America ballot.

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