Posted By Press Democrat Staff Writer Michael Coit:
Santa Rosa Junior College’s strong softball season earned five players conference honors.
Named to the Big 8 Conference First Team were Courtney Lucchesi, Megan Stroud and Taylor Morga. Making the Second Team were Christina Pierce and Jenna Reed.
Lucchesi, a pitcher from Windsor high, was fifth in the conference in wins with 11, all but two complete games.
Morgan, an outfielder from Rancho Cotate, was third in the conference with 16 stolen bases,. She led Santa Rosa in both hitting at .417 and runs scored with 39.
Bear Cubs catcher Stroud, from Montgomery, batted .351 with 5 home runs and 30 runs batted in on the season.
Pierce, an infielder from Windsor high, had 7 home runs and 30 runs batted in and led Santa Rosa with 9 doubles.
Reed, another infielder from Windsor high, batted .368 with 8 doubles.
Santa Rosa finished 26-13-1 overall, finishing third in the Big 8. The Bear Cubs were ranked ninth in the final California Community College Fast Pitch Coaches Association Northern California poll.
Mendocino College placed three players on the Bay Valley Conference teams.
Abby Komin, an outfielder from Beaverton, Ore., was a first team selection.
Making the second team were Katy Smallcomb, an infielder from Ukiah high, and Jocelyn Hale, a utility player from Geyserville high.
Mendocino went 10-30 overall, finishing sixth in the Bay Valley.