By: Jake Krier, UWEC Sports Information
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (blugolds.com) - On Tuesday, two players from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire softball team were recognized for their accomplishments this past season by being named to the 2017 National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) Division III All-Region softball team.
Schaller was named to the First Team in the Great Lakes Region for her outstanding play both at shortstop and hitting at the plate. She led the team in doubles (11), home runs (6), runs batted in (36), batting average (.404), on-base percentage (.487), and slugging percentage (.717). Her average at the plate was good for top-10 in the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC), while she finished tied for second in home runs and third in RBIs.
Blasczyk was relied on as the Blugolds top pitcher once again this year, and her efforts leading them defensively earned her Third Team honors in the Great Lakes Region. She led the Blugolds in a number of pitching categories on the year, including innings pitched (131.2), wins (13), saves (2), and strikeouts (94). Her earned run average was third-best in the conference, while her punch-out total was good for fourth-best.
The seniors led UW-Eau Claire to a regular season record of 27-9 and an 8-6 record in the WIAC, good for fourth in the conference.Follow the action for all sports this season on Blugold Game Day.