June 1, 2016

#InspiringExcellence – Friend Named to NJCAA All-America Team

The National Junior College Athletic Association released the 2016 Division II Softball All-Americans selected by the sport committee.  East Central College softball standout Shelby Friend was named to the Second Team.

The sophomore from Newburg, MO was the starting pitcher in 28 games for the Falcons and recorded 107 strikeouts while compiling a 15-14 record.  At the plate Friend led the Falcons with a .488 batting average.  She had a .542 on base percentage and a slugging percentage of .831.  Her 13 home runs and 52 RBI also topped the team statistics.

Coach Brad Wallach’s team finished the 2016 season with a 28-22 record.

Members of the NJCAA All-America Teams can be found online.

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