Clark and Evans earn Second Team All-Conference honors
Thursday, April 28, 2022
Clark and Evans earn Second Team All-Conference honors

LEBANON, Tenn.-- Senior Mariah Clark and sophomore Ashley Evans were named to the All-Mid-South Conference Second Team, released Thursday by the league office. 

Clark makes her second appearance on the All-Conference list after earning Honorable Mention honors last season. Clark was selected to the Second Team as a Designated Player after hitting .298 with a team-leading six home runs and 30 RBI. In the circle this season, Clark has picked up a 10-9 record with a 3.07 earned run average. She struck out 88 batters across 123.0 innings pitched giving up just 54 earned runs this season. 

Evans had a breakout year this season for Cumberland leading the team in batting average (.384), hits (53), runs scored (24), walks (15), and on-base percentage (.448). She is the sparkplug for the Cumberland lineup at the top of the order and has registered the highest average since Tyra Graham hit .426 in the 2018 season. 

The Mid-South Conference also released the Academic All-Mid-South Team and the Phoenix had the most representatives of any school with 21.  The honor is given to student-athletes of sophomore or greater classification academically with a minimum of a 3.25 cumulative grade point average. Megan Blackwell, Ashtyn Blair, Mariah Clark, DeeDee Dunn, Kenzie France, Kaitlin Higgins, Macy Powell, and Allyson Shoulders each earned the honor. 

Emily Cooper was selected to the Mid-South Conference Champions of Character team. 

Cumberland will be in action at home for the Mid-South Conference Opening Round against No. 7-seeded Bethel. First pitch on Friday is scheduled for 1:00 p.m. central time. 

2022 Mid-South Conference Softball All-Conference Honors
Player of the Year Sophie Dunavant - Freed-Hardeman University
Pitcher of the Year Brittany Adair - Freed-Hardeman University
Freshman of the Year Ellie Derrick - Lindsey Wilson College
Head Coach of the Year Todd Humphry - Freed-Hardeman University
Assistant Coach of the Year Kaylyn Graham - Freed-Hardeman University
Regular Season Champion Freed-Hardeman University


First Team All-Conference

C Sophie Dunavant Freed-Hardeman University
C Ryley Whitney Campbellsville University
IF Kylie Brown Lindsey Wilson College
IF Emily Bryant University of the Cumberlands
IF Riley Hurst Campbellsville University
IF Makea-Al Kaluau Lindsey Wilson College
IF Anna Kate Norton Freed-Hardeman University
IF Maddie Sickau University of the Cumberlands
OF Melanie Alexander Bethel University
OF Payton Blades Campbellsville University
OF Desiree Chang Lindsey Wilson College
OF Kennedy Harris Freed-Hardeman University
OF Lexi Miller Campbellsville University
OF Hailey Wood University of the Cumberlands
DP Caitlin Mitchell Freed-Hardeman University
P Brittany Adair Freed-Hardeman University
P Emily Boin Lindsey Wilson College
P Morgan Crawford Freed-Hardeman University
P Chloe Winters Freed-Hardeman University
Utility Samantha King University of Tennessee Southern

Second Team All-Conference

Position Name School
C Alexis Garayzar Lindsey Wilson College
C Alexis Wheeler Bethel University
IF Bree Brady University of Tennessee Southern
IF Elana Harrison Thomas More University
IF Cassie Hayes Freed-Hardeman University
IF Hailey McAdoo Thomas More University
IF Sam McKee Campbellsville University
OF Catherine Crabb Freed-Hardeman University
OF Ashley Evans Cumberland University
OF Mikayla Marquez Lindsey Wilson College
OF Ryleigh Oldham Campbellsville University
OF Emily Jasper University of the Cumberlands
OF Brittani Wolfenbarker Shawnee State University
DP Mariah Clark Cumberland University
DP Lexi Isable Lindsey Wilson College
DP Taylor Windell Campbellsville University
P Talli Burgess University of the Cumberlands
P Katy Chadwell Campbellsville University
P Kaiti White University of the Cumberlands
Utility Sam Sims Lindsey Wilson College

Honorable Mention All-Conference

IF Kaylyn Barnett Georgetown College
OF Peyton Beger Georgetown College
IF Katie Cheeseman University of the Cumberlands
IF Ellie Derrick Lindsey Wilson College
IF Gillian Grahn Bethel University
IF Lillie Kluesner University of Pikeville
IF Allie Mitchell Freed-Hardeman University
OF Maria Murdaugh Bethel University
IF Ashby Murt Campbellsville University
IF Hayley Parrott University of Tennessee Southern
P Morgan Radford University of the Cumberlands
IF Cassie Rannells Georgetown College
P Karson Williams Campbellsville University

Gold Glove
C Sophie Dunavant Freed-Hardeman University
1B Keely Bowling Campbellsville University
2B Katie Cheeseman University of the Cumberlands
SS Allie Mitchell Freed-Hardeman University
3B Anna Kate Norton Freed-Hardeman University
OF Lexi Miller Campbellsville University
OF Sydney Self University of Tennessee Southern
OF Hailey Wood University of the Cumberlands
P Sarah Claxon Georgetown College