June 11, 2012

Two named to Easton All-American team

OKLAHOMA CITY – Easton announced its Fastpitch All-American softball teams on Monday and Salisbury University senior Erika Brittingham and junior Michelle Gravdahl were each named to the team.

The two Sea Gulls were named to the Non-Division I team and were two of just three Division III student-athletes named to the squad.

Brittingham closed out her Salisbury career this season as a dual threat, earning a 22-4 record in the circle, with 15 complete games, and a 0.79 ERA, which was third in the nation. The Georgetown, Del., native also boasted 3.63 hits allowed per seven innings, which ranked fifth in the country. At the plate, she was just as dangerous with team-leading numbers in batting average (.442), RBIs (37) and doubles (13). She was third on the team in home runs (seven) and second with a .494 on-base percentage.

Gravdahl also excelled in two areas, as one of the top offensive threats for the Sea Gulls, and guiding the Salisbury pitching staff behind the plate. The junior's .533 on-base percentage was best on the team, as were her 13 doubles, while she was second in home runs (eight) and third in RBI's (31). Defensively, the catcher helped Salisbury to the country's best ERA (1.06) and gunned down six would-be base stealers.

Salisbury posted a 37-7 record in 2012, including a perfect 12-0 in Capital Athletic Conference play, and advanced to the NCAA Newport News Regional.

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