Two Bluejays earn first-team honors

Tabor placed two softball athletes on the All-KCAC first team.

Pitcher Madison Byrd was a unanimous selection. She tallied a record of 24-9 this season with an ERA of 1.61 over 213 innings of work. She ranked sixth nationally in both saves (4) and wins), eighth in innings pitched, 17th in opponents’ batting average (.189) and in hits allowed per nine innings (4.7) and 38th in ERA. Byrd was named Freshman of the Year and was also a member of the gold glove team.

Kerrigan Travens was also a first-team selection. The junior catcher batted .353 (54-for-153) in 48 games this season, hitting 11 doubles, one triple and four home runs. She drove in 23 runs. She ranked 34th in putouts (322) and 44th in putouts per game (6.71).

Meanwhile, senior third baseman Araselly Vargas was Tabor’s sole second-team selection. She batted .324 (48-for-148) over 52 games this season, with 12 doubles and four home runs. She had 31 RBIs. Vargas was also named to the gold glove team.

Three Bluejays received honorable mention honors.

Freshman shortstop Arizona Schraeder batted .322 (19-for-59) over 42 games this season, including two doubles. She had seven RBIs.

Senior outfielder Brianna Quiroz batted .311 (52-for-167) over 52 games, including eight doubles, three triples and three home runs. She drove in 21 runs.

Junior designated player Kaylie Felix batted .314 (27-for-86) over 39 games this season, hitting six doubles and four home runs and driving in 17 runs.

Sophomore first baseman Dani Calder joined Byrd and Vargas as members of the gold glove team.

Tabor concluded the season with a record of 33-19.

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