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Five for Evangel Softball Earn All-Heart Honors

Five for Evangel Softball Earn All-Heart Honors

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Five Evangel softball Crusaders were honored Wednesday by the Heart of America Athletic Conference.

Senior Michelle Sheppard was named first-team all-Heart to lead the group as the Broken Arrow, Okla. native also earned a Gold Glove as a utility player. Sheppard broke the Evangel single-season and career stolen base records and finished fifth in the conference with a .420 batting average. 

Joining Sheppard is Second Team selection, pitcher Bridget Rippe, and honorable mention, Allison Davis and Ali Raley. Sophomore outfielder, Jenna Halbrook also was named a Gold Glove winner for her play in the field.

Rippe finished the season with 11 wins and posted a 2.67 ERA. The sophomore posted 85 strikeouts and 30 walks in 126 innings pitched.

Davis, a senior, earned honorable mention honors after posting a .407 batting average, with 14 doubles and 24 RBIs. Raley, a freshman catcher, posted a .309 batting average and led Evangel in home runs. 

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