Junior pitcher Faith Schmidt was named to the All-GPAC Softball First Team
Faith Schmidt, a junior pitcher from Emmetsburg, Iowa, was named to the 2015 All-Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC) Softball First Team as selected by the league’s head coaches.
Schmidt had a 16-11 record with a 2.35 earned run average this past season. She allowed 161 hits to go along with 67 walks and 95 strikeouts in 173 innings pitched. Schmidt pitched four shutouts and had 16 complete games in 25 starts.
Schmidt was at her best over the second half of the season when she compiled a 10-4 record with three shutouts and a 1.65 earned run average over her final 15 appearances.
In addition to Schmidt, the Mustangs placed McKenzie Anderson, Taylor Daas, and Jacey Tomhave on the All-GPAC Second Team.
Anderson, a sophomore outfielder from Lincoln, Neb., was the Mustangs’ top power hitter and run producer with team high totals of eight home runs, 47 RBIs, and 36 runs scored. She batted .321 and topped the Mustangs with 10 doubles and a .543 slugging percentage.
Anderson was also named to last year’s All-GPAC Second Team.
Daas, a senior second baseman from New Brighton, Minn., batted .279 with 10 doubles, one triple, two home runs, and 23 RBIs.
Daas, a 2013 and 2014 All-GPAC First Team selection, hit .347 with 34 doubles, 18 home runs, and 94 RBIs over her four-year varsity career.
Tomhave, a senior first baseman from Valparaiso, Neb., was the Mustangs’ leading hitter with 43 hits in 125 at-bats for a .344 batting average with two doubles, four home runs, and 25 RBIs.
Morningside’s Rachel Koch, Elin Landgren, and Kristina Neumann were all named to the All-GPAC honorable mention list.
Koch, a sophomore infielder from Denison, Iowa, hit .297 with five doubles, two home runs, and 18 RBIs.
Landgren, a sophomore catcher from Des Moines, Iowa, hit .284 with five doubles, one triple, four home runs, and 20 RBIs and led the Mustangs with a .468 on-base percentage and 36 runs scored. Landgren was hit by a pitch 26 times for the third highest single-season total in NAIA history.
Neumann, a junior third baseman from Sioux City, batted .284 with 10 doubles, one home run, and 21 RBIs. She led the Mustangs with 25 walks and 16 sacrifices.
The Mustangs posted a 27-21 record during the 2015 softball season and advanced to the Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC) Tournament Championship Series, where they lost to Concordia University.
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