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Trautmann, Spanton Named To NFCA All-Central Region Team

 

LOUISVILLE, KY — Augustana softball pitcher/utility player Jenelle Trautmann and catcher/first baseman Lindsay Spanton were named to the National Fastpitch Coaches’ Association All-Central Region team the organization announced on Thursday. Trautmann was named to the first team and Spanton to the second team.

Trautmann has now been named to the NFCA All-Central Region First Team in three straight seasons for Augustana. She is batting .341 on the season with 61 hits and has driven in a team-high 56 runs. Trautmann has 10 doubles and 18 home runs on the season and has compiled a .698 slugging percentage. Trautmann recently became Augustana’s all-time leader in career home runs hitting 18 for the third straight season for a career total of 54. She is one home run shy of setting the single season record for home runs.

Trautmann has also posted a 27-6 record in the circle this season for the Vikings leading all NSIC pitchers in wins. In 41 appearances, Trautmann has compiled a 2.42 ERA while striking out 168 batters in 179.0 innings of work.

This marks the second time in Spanton’s career being named to the NFCA All-Central Region Second Team. Spanton has had a strong senior season for Augustana leading the team with a .372 batting average and 15 doubles. She has driven in 49 runs this season, marking a career-high and the second time in her career driving in 40-plus runs in a season. Spanton owns a .490 on-base percentage and leads the team with a .712 slugging percentage.

NFCA member coaches in the eight regions selected this year’s All-Region teams and all honorees now become eligible for selection to one of three NFCA Division II All-American squads to be announced the night of Wed., May 21.

Augustana will host Southeastern Oklahoma State University in the Central Super Regional starting Friday at 12 p.m. at Bowden Field for a best-of-three series. Augustana is hosting the super-regional for the third time since 2011 and is the fourth seed in the Central Region Tournament.

 

Lindsay Spanton and Jenelle Trautmann, Augustana Vikings softball
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