June 14, 2013
LYNCHBURG, Va.--Virginia softball senior pitcher Melanie Mitchell and junior third baseman Marcy Bowdren have been named to the Virginia Sports Information Directors' All-State University Division First Team, VaSID announced Friday (June 14).
It is Mitchell's third all-state honor and Bowdren's first. Mitchell (White Plains, Md.) was named the VaSID All-State Pitcher of the Year in 2010 and was recognized on the first team in 2010 and 2012.
Mitchell, who was named to the NFCA Mid-Atlantic All-Region First Team, finished her career as UVa's all-time leader in wins (79), strikeouts (1,101), complete games (117), innings pitched (942), appearances (161) and starts (144).
This season, Mitchell finished at 16-17 with a 2.74 ERA and 270 strikeouts in 217.0 innings pitched. The 270 strikeouts rank sixth-most in UVa single-season history, rank 16th in the nation this year in total strikeouts and logged 11 double-digit strikeouts games.
Bowdren (Fairfax Station, Va.) led the Cavaliers with a .309 batting average, 47 hits and 26 runs and was second on the team with 23 RBI and four home runs. Bowdren was the sixth-toughest hitter to strikeout in the nation, averaging 38.0 at-bats per strikeout.
VaSID All-State University Division Softball Team
C - Megan Baltzell, So., Longwood
1B - Sarah Mooney, So., James Madison
2B - Kylie McGoldrick, So., Virginia Tech
SS - Emily Murphy, Fr., Longwood
3B - Marcy Bowdren, Jr., Virginia
OF - Jasmine Butler, Sr., James Madison
OF - Lauren Gaskill, So., Virginia Tech
OF - Kori Nishitomi, So., Longwood
UT/DP - Brooke Short, Sr., Longwood
P - Jailyn Ford, Fr., James Madison
P - Heather Kiefer, So., James Madison
P - Melanie Mitchell, Sr., Virginia
C - Erica Field, Fr., James Madison
1B - Taylor McCoy, Fr., Hampton
2B - Alina Moriarty, So., Norfolk St.
SS - Caitlin Sandy, Jr., James Madison
3B - Whitney Williams, Fr., Norfolk St.
OF - Morgan Heath, So., James Madison
OF - Katie Zavodny, Jr., Liberty
OF - Hakey Ward, So., Norfolk St.
UT/DP - Courtney Liddle, Sr., Virginia Tech
P - Kelly Heinz, Fr., Virginia Tech
P - Jailynn Jackson, So., Hampton
P - Libby Morris, So., Longwood
VaSID Player of the Year - Brooke Short, Sr., Longwood
VaSID Pitcher of the Year - Jailyn Ford, Fr., James Madison
VaSID Coach of the Year - Mickey Dean, James Madison
VaSID Rookie of the Year - Jailyn Ford, James Madison
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A 1985 graduate of UVA, White worked at the Richmond Times-Dispatch until July 2009. He was honored six times as the state's Sportswriter of the Year.
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