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May 23, 2014

3-Tigers named AA

Three Lady Tiger softball players named All-Americans

Helping the Cowley College softball team to a seventh place national finish, Jessica Seay, Morgan Swisher, and Stephanie Couser were recently named National Junior College Athletic Association All-Americans.

Cowley captured the Region VI title and finished the 2014 season with a record of 43-14.

Sophomore pitcher Jessica Seay was named a first-team All-American for the second consecutive year as she went 21-10 with a 1.72 earned run average. Seay struck out 204 batters and walked only 21 in 207 innings.

Seay recorded six shutouts and 24 complete games in 31 starts on the mound. She finishes her career with a record of 49-11.

"Without her we don't win the region and make the trip to nationals," Cowley head coach Ed Hargrove said.

Seay was joined on the list of first-team All-Americans by freshman left fielder Morgan Swisher. In 57 games played, Swisher led the team in batting (.458), triples (eight), and stolen bases (29-for-29). She was second on the team in hits (81) and on base percentage (.505).

"This is a real feather in her cap to be named a first-team All-American as a freshman," Hargrove said. "Her speed made her a disruptive force offensively."

Sophomore second baseman Stephanie Couser was also recognized as a second-team All-American. Couser led the team in hits (86), doubles (21), total bases (139), slugging percentage (.728), on base percentage (.539), walks (31), and runs scored (64).

"Stephanie has been one of the most consistent players we have ever had when you look at what she has done offensively and defensively," Hargrove said.

Couser batted .410 with 13 home runs and 51 RBIs as a freshman.

"I think her being named a second-team All-American is kind of a reward for being overlooked last year," Hargrove said.

Sophomore centerfielder Jordan Haya and sophomore third baseman Caitlyn Cosme could have easily been named to the list of All-Americans and will look to be named National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) All-Americans when that list is revealed in the next few weeks.

Haya led the team in home runs (13) and RBIs (74), while batting .369 with 20 doubles and 55 runs scored. While, Cosme batted .383 and finished the season with seven home runs, 14 doubles and 51 RBIs.


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