May 6, 2014
All-Southland Conference Teams
NACOGDOCHES, Texas – Three Stephen F. Austin Ladyjacks were recognized for their efforts on the diamond this season being named to the All-Southland Conference Team on Tuesday.
Shalie Day was named to the first team as a first baseman and pitcher Carlie Thomas along with utility player Cadie Weaver earned second team honors.
Day led the Ladyjacks offensively this season with 22 RBI in conference play. She blasted five home runs against Southland teams and hit .324. Her 13 runs scored in conference play was second on the team as well. Day had an on-base percentage of .422 in league play.
Thomas was one of the top pitchers in the league all year. She finished the regular season 16-13 on the rubber and 10-7 in conference games with a 1.98 ERA. She threw an impressive six complete game shutouts on the year and four in conference play. Thomas fanned 112 batters in Southland play to rank third. She was one of only three pitchers to accumulate 10 wins in conference play.
Weaver took over the starting role at second base midway through conference play and was used a pinch hitter previously to be recognized as one of the top utility players in the league. Weaver hit .302 in her 17 conference games played. She got hot over the final weeks of the season, increasing her batting average each game.
This is the first time since 2010 the Ladyjacks have had multiple selections to the All-Southland Team. That year SFA won a share of the regular season title with a 20-10 record.
Outfielder Alisa Hamilton also was named an All-Southland Conference honorable mention. She hit .317 in conference games, scored 10 runs and stole six bases for the Ladyjacks while also being a defensive stopper in left field.
The Ladyjacks will face Houston Baptist in the first round of the Southland Conference Tournament at 11 a.m. Thursday as they battle for the league’s automatic bid to an NCAA Regional. SFA enters the tournament as the No. 4 seed.