Pogue Named D2CCA All-Atlantic Region Player of the Year

Pogue Named D2CCA All-Atlantic Region Player of the Year

LOCK HAVEN, Pa. – Five members of the West Virginia Wesleyan softball team were recently named to the D2CCA All-Atlantic Region Softball Team.

Senior outfielder Tori Pogue was named the D2CCA All-Atlantic Player of the Year as well as to the All-Atlantic First Team.

Joining Pogue on the First Team is fellow outfielder senior Olivia Gore.

Senior Jessica Rodriguez and juniors Morgan Bruce and Hannah Vet are the Lady Bobcats that earned Second-Team honors.

Pogue (Glendale, Ariz.) led the Mountain East Conference in hitting with a .424 average. She also led the conference in hits (91), runs scored (71) and stolen bases (28).

Gore (Berryville, Va.) just missed the .400 mark hitting an impressive .398 with 74 hits in 186 at-bats. She drove in 54 runs and scored 56 times. She led the team in walks with 29.

Rodriguez (Phoenix, Ariz.) played both first and third base this season.

She hit .286 going 54-for-189 at the plate. She hit three home runs and knocked in 42 RBIs.

Right fielder Bruce (Lynchburg, Va.) led the team in home runs (12) and in runs-batted-in (60). She hit .355 on the season with 66 hits in 186 at-bats.

Vet (Naples, Fla.) was the ace of the pitching staff for Wesleyan.

She owned the second lowest earned-run-average in the nation with a 0.94.

She owned an outstanding 28-4 record with one save tossing 216 1/3 innings.

Wesleyan finished the 2017 season with a 51-10 record. They finished third in the nation at the College World Series after winning the MEC regular season and post-season along with the NCAA Atlantic Regional Championship.

D2CCA All-Atlantic Region/District 2
First Team
C – Haleigh Christopher, Charleston
1B – Laura Ashlock, Charleston
2B – Sara Ercolani, West Chester
3B  Alexandrea Witt, Shepherd
SS – Emily Price, California (Pa.)
OF – Tori Pogue, West Virginia Wesleyan
OF – Sarah Walasavage, West Chester
OF – Olivia Gore, West Virginia Wesleyan
DP – Destiny Snipes, Winston-Salem
UT – Koryn Wickwire, Mansfield
UT/P – Taylor Parker, Bloomsburg
P – Amanda Houck, West Chester
P – Taylor Brandts, Virginia at Wise
P – Kayla Robbins, Chowan

*Player of the Year
Tori Pogue, West Virginia Wesleyan
*Pitcher of the Year
Amanda Houck, West Chester

Second Team
C – Cat Hammer, West Chester
1B – Brittany Smith, Millersville
2B – Alexa Hernandez, Virginia at Wise
3B – Brittany Parson, Chowan
SS – Caitlyn Stoner, Urbana
OF – Morgan Bruce, West Virginia Wesleyan
OF – Zoe Millard, Virginia at Wise
OF  Kaitlyn Konopka, Shepherd
DP – Beth Cook, Fairmont State
UT – Jessica Rodriguez, West Virginia Wesleyan
UT/P – Mallory Chapman, Wheeling Jesuit
P – Savannah Nierintz, Kutztown
P  Tara Hanson, Shepherd
P – Mallory Tomaschik, Bloomsburg
P – Hannah Vet, West Virginia Wesleyan


(Photo courtesy of Peter Galarneau Jr.)