Thursday, June 04, 2009

Two Texans Named To The All-Louisiana Softball Team

LAKE CHARLES, LOUSIANA (June 4, 2009) McNeese State pitcher Bethany Stefinsky (Gonzales, Texas) and outfielder Lindsey Langner (Pearland, Texas) have been named to the Louisiana Sports Writers Association All-Louisiana Softball team. The team is based on nominations by the state's four year colleges and universities that play softball.

Stefinsky (left), a senior from Gonzales, Texas, was a third team pick after leading the Cowgirls all season long in the circle and posted a 21-16 overall record with a 2.67 ERA in her final season with the Cowgirls. She broke McNeese's single season strikeout record and led the Southland Conference with 304 strikeouts this season. Stefinsky also led the Cowgirls and SLC in innings pitched, strikeouts per game with 8.73 and ranked nationally in this category. She helped McNeese State to a second place finish in the SLC race and a runner-up finish at the Southland Conference Tournament. The second team all-SLC selection ended the season by winning six of her last eight game.

Langner (right), a sophomore from Pearland, Texas was named to the honorable mention team after leading the Cowgirls in eight offensive categories including a .269 batting average, 30 runs scored, 49 hits and 15 stolen bases. She also led the Cowgirls with a .979 fielding percent and committed one error on the season in 47 chances. Langner also led the SLC with 212 plate appearances and ranked fifth in stolen bases and runs scored.

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