SOPHIE BUGTER AND SHAYLA LOUDERMILK
NAMED SECOND TEAM ALL-SOUTHERN CONFERENCE
Sophie Bugter and Shayla Loudermilk were named second team all-Southern Conference. Bugter led the Seahawks in batting average (.308), slugging percentage (.385), hits (32), triples (two), total bases (40) and stolen bases (nine). The freshman infielder/catcher finished tied for first with Jessica Fraga and Loudermilk in runs batted in (nine).
One of her best hitting performances was against Wake Technical Community College during the JUCO Kickoff Classic in Clearwater on Jan. 30. Bugter went 3 for 4 with a RBI double, walked, scored three runs and had one stolen base to help the Seahawks to a 9-4 victory.
Loudermilk topped the team in home runs with two. The sophomore right-hander led the Seahawk staff in complete games (13), innings pitched (119), strikeouts (79) and starts (20). Loudermilk also led Broward in fielding percentage (.981).
One of her standout performances at the plate was during the Southern Conference opener against Palm Beach State College on March 7 at Pembroke Pines. Loudermilk went 3 for 4 and belted a three-run homer. Her best pitching performance was against Pasco-Hernando State College during the JUCO Kickoff Classic on Jan. 31. Loudermilk pitched a complete game, yielding two hits and struck out five to lead the Seahawks to a 2-1 victory.
KAITLYN ROMAINE AND MICAH TEW SIGN SCHOLARSHIPS TO FOUR-YEAR COLLEGE
Kaitlyn Romaine and Micah Tew extend their collegiate careers by signing athletic scholarships to four-year colleges. Romaine signed with Webber International University and Tew committed to Columbia (S.C.) College.
During her two years pitching for the Seahawks, Romaine started 33 of her 37 appearances, worked 194 innings, posted 21 complete games and struck out 92 batters. As a freshman, Romaine was selected second team all-Southern Conference after leading the Seahawks in appearances (16), starts (14), innings pitched (88) complete games (nine), victories (four) and strikeouts (47). Last season, Romaine also played second base and made 110 plate appearances, registering team-highs in triples (two), sacrifice bunts (six), sacrifice flies (one) and finishing second in doubles (four).
Throughout her two seasons at Broward, Tew pitched a combined 65 and two-third innings, appeared in 22 games, posted two complete games and struck out 10 batters. Tew’s sophomore season was hampered with injuries, limiting her to only eight appearances with a total of 18 and one-third innings pitched. Her finest performance came during her freshman season when she helped the Seahawks defeat Miami Dade College 4-3 on April 3 at Judson A. Samuels South Campus. Tew tossed a complete game, scattering seven hits, three runs (one earned), walked two and struck out two. Miami Dade went on to finish ninth in the final NJCAA poll.
MONICA PALACIO CONCLUDES SEAHAWK CAREER WITH STANDOUT YEAR FOR WOMEN’S SOFTBALL
Sophomore first baseman Monica Palacio concluded her career as a Seahawk by topping the team in batting average (.306), slugging percentage (.378), on-base percentage (.353), hits (34), runs batted in (16), doubles (five), home runs (one), total bases (42), at bats (111) and tied Alexis Zackey in runs (nine). Palacio also led in fielding percentage (.969), chances (289) and putouts (268).
Miranda Maddox finished first in walks (18) and Zackey led in stolen bases (seven). Shelby Gatto was first in total plate appearances (121) and threw out a team-high seven base stealers. Brittany Overstreet and Michaela Metcalfe finished tied for first in hit-by-pitches (two) and Metcalfe topped all fielders in assists with 82.
Kaitlyn Romaine led in triples (two), sacrifice bunts (six), sacrifice flies (one), innings pitched (106), strikeouts (45), appearances (21) and starts (19).