LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- The National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) has announced its Division III All-Region teams and Vada Blue Sherrill was named to the Atlantic Region First Team and Makenzie Pennell garnered a Third Team selection.
Sherrill, a junior from Hiddenite, N.C., was named First Team at shortstop after an outstanding campaign. Sherrill finished the season with a .508 batting average and went a perfect 56-for-56 in stolen bases. In her 42 games, Sherrill clubbed 16 home runs, drove in 69 runs and scored 64 times, all were program records. Additionally, Sherrill set the single-season team record for on-base percentage (.593) and slugging percentage (.992) to lead the Falcons to an ECAC Championship in their first year in Division III.
Pennell earned a Third Team selection as a sophomore thanks to a .368 batting average. Pennell, who split time between third and second base this season, only struck out five times in 125 at-bats and hit seven home runs to go with 36 RBI's. Pennell got on base at a .450 clip and slugged .696 while scoring 43 runs in 42 games. For her career, Pennell owns a .383 batting average in her first two seasons.
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