|CU SOFTBALL -- Two earn 1st team All-TranSouth|
|Wednesday, May 2, 2012|
Courtney Maynard and Allison Blackwood were each voted First Team All-TranSouth and Sydney Broderick and Emily Nicholson both earned Second Team honors in a vote of league coaches released Tuesday by the conference office in advance of the TranSouth Championships.
Maynard, a redshirt sophomore, posted a 17-8 record with a 2.06 earned-run-average in 33 appearances. She has tossed 18 complete games and three shutouts with two saves in 177.0 innings pitched, striking out 125. The Lancaster native leads the TranSouth in innings pitched, ranks fourth in strikeouts, tied for fourth in wins and sixth in ERA.
Blackwood, a junior, is batting .316 heading into the conference tournament with seven doubles, eight home runs, 39 RBIs and 21 runs scored in 47 contests. The Lawrenceburg native ranks fifth in the league in RBIs, tied for third in homers and seventh in total bases (80). She has also registered a 7-10 mark in the circle in 29 appearances and 126.2 innings of work with 64 strikeouts. Blackwood has earned All-TranSouth honors in all three seasons at CU, garnering First Team accolades as a sophomore and Second Team honors as a freshman.
Broderick, a freshman, leads the Bulldogs with a .339 batting average along with five doubles, five home runs, 26 RBIs and 16 runs scored in 41 games. The Knoxville native missed two weeks in April because of a concussion but returned on the 19th and has played in six games, earning TranSouth Player of the Week honors on April 30 after collecting two home runs and five RBIs in a doubleheader at Mid-Continent.
Nicholson, a redshirt sophomore, leads the club and ranks second in the conference with nine home runs. The White House, Tenn native is batting .323 in 45 contests with three doubles, 32 RBIs and 15 runs scored. She ranks seventh in the league in slugging percentage (.554) and tied for ninth in RBIs.
Cumberland opens the conference tournament at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday against Blue Mountain at the West Tennessee Healthcare Sportsplex in Jackson.
TranSouth Softball Tournament at a glance -