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Five Saints Named to PAC All-Conference Softball Team

Thomas More College had five student-athletes named to the Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) Softball All-Conference team by the conference's 10 head coaches, according to a press release sent out today by the school.

Junior pitcher Mamee Salzer (Erlanger, Ky./St. Henry), junior shortstop Ana Walter (Lebanon, Ohio/Lebanon) and freshman utility player Sammy Sagers (Cincinnati, Ohio/Oak Hills) were all named first team All-PAC. 

Salzer has a 2.30 earned run average and a 16-9 record in the pitching circle as she has pitched 167.2 innings and has struck out 118 batters.  At the plate, she is batting .346 with a team-leading 30 runs batted-in and 11 doubles and three home runs. Walter leads the team in batting with a .375 average with a team-best 18 doubles, two triples, one home run and 19 RBI. In the field, she has a .926 fielding percentage with 44 putouts and 82 assists. Sagers is hitting .355 with 19 RBI, eight doubles, one triple and one home run. She has a .886 fielding percentage with 13 putouts and 18 assists.

Senior outfielder Catie Luck (Maineville, Ohio/Little Miami) and freshman outfielder Laura Finke (Fort Wright, Ky./Notre Dame Academy). Luck has started all 41 games for the Saints and has a .248 batting average with 16 RBI, seven doubles, two triples and two home runs. In the field, she has a .958 fielding percentage with 46 putouts. Finke is second on the team in batting with a .346 average as she has nine RBI, four doubles and one home run. She is 8 for 9 in stolen base attempts and has a .936 fielding percentage.

The Saints have a 26-15 record as the head into the NCAA Division III Softball Championship's Greencastle, Indiana regional as the 2015 PAC Champions. The Saints will play fifth-ranked Trine University on Friday at 1:00 p.m. in a first round game.

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