LETU Sports Information
RICHARDSON — Highlighted by two first team selections and the 2019 American Southwest Conference Newcomer of the Year, the LeTourneau University softball team earned seven all-conference selections as part of the 2019 ASC Softball All-Conference Teams.
Earning Newcomer of the Year and First-Team All-Conference was junior Haydn Parker alongside first-team All-Conference selection Macey Mize, while Ethel Warren and Bailey Richey were both named third-team All-Conference at their respective positions.
Landing honorable-mention all-conference honors were Kennedi Dillow, Taylor Nichols, and Katelyn Trombley to round out the seven YellowJacket student-athletes named to the all-conference teams.
Parker was named Newcomer of the Year after a season that saw the Brock native finish second on the team in batting average with a .405 average with 19 extra-base hits and nine homers. Starting 38 of 41 games that LETU played, Parker drove in a team-best 47 RBI and finished with 49 hits, the second-most in single-season history.
Mize recently wrapped up a four-year playing career by appearing 37 games this past season and leading the YellowJackets with a .421 batting average to go along with a team-high 10 home runs and 35 RBI. The Waco native also stole a team-high 16 bases in 17 attempts and had a .813 slugging percentage to earn her second All-ASC honor.
Warren is named to the ASC All-Conference list for the second consecutive season by finishing as the only LeTourneau player to appear in and start all 41 games this season for the YellowJackets at right field while posting a .362 batting average with 42 hits and 17 runs scored. With nine extra-base hits and 26 RBI, Warren also stole six bases and walked a team-high 19 times.
Richey earns third-team All-ASC honors after a freshman campaign that saw the Galena Park, Texas native finish with a team-best nine wins in the circle and start 22 games for the YellowJackets as a pitcher. 11 of Richey’s 22 starts would be complete games with a team-best 108.2 innings and a 3.54 ERA with 94 strikeouts.
Dillow made 36 starts for the YellowJackets this season and had a .342 batting average as the junior collected nine doubles and one triple while driving in 18 runs and scoring 25 of her own. As LETU’s starting second baseman, Dillow posted a .976 fielding percentage and recorded 102 putouts with 64 assists.
Nichols broke on to the scene in her first year with LeTourneau by appearing in 35 games while starting 32 games to finish with a .333 batting average and 19 RBI. The Center native finished fourth on the team with four home runs and drove in 19 runs while scoring 20 runs of her own.
Trombley finished with the second-most games played among LETU players this season by appearing in and starting 39 games while hitting nine doubles, three triples, and four home runs. With a .336 batting average, Trombley totaled 68 bases and stole four bags while make 52 putouts in center field.
As a team, LETU finished with a school-record 24 wins and 18 wins in ASC play while finishing third in the ASC regular-season.
The YellowJackets graduate one senior from the 2019 squad, and will return nine starters for next year’s team.