Five Sea Gulls named to All-CAC softball teams

Five Sea Gulls named to All-CAC softball teams

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. – The Capital Athletic Conference announced its 2019 all-conference honors for softball and Salisbury University had five players recognized, including two named to the first team.

Senior Amelia Trotter and junior Dakotah Fraley each earned first-team selections while senior Shannon Powell, junior Kaleigh Edwards, and freshman Jillian Jones were named to the second team.

Trotter has been the consummate team player throughout her career and her final season in maroon and gold has been a snapshot of what she's done in the past four years. The Broomfield, Colorado native has played third base, first base, designated player, and left field this season for the Sea Gulls, posting a .299 batting average with seven doubles and three home runs. She drove in 22 runs and scored 21 times.

Fraley has been a mainstay at shortstop for Salisbury over the past two seasons and has been one of the squad's top power hitters. In 2019, she blasted a team-high eight home runs to go with her .398 batting average, which was third on the team. Fraley scored 41 times from the leadoff position, and drove in 26 runs. With 10 doubles and three triples, the Walkersville, Maryland native slugged a team-best .695.

Powell began the season limited due to injury, but worked back to become the ace of the pitching staff in the closing months of the 2019 campaign. The Rockville, Maryland native appeared in 29 game this season, starting 11 while posting a 17-4 record to go with a pair of saves. Powell put up a 2.24 earned-run average, striking out 42 in 134 2/3 innings pitched.

In her first season with the program, transferring in before the year, Edwards was one of Salisbury's top offensive threats throughout the year, batting a team-best .426 with five doubles, a triple, and six home runs. She knocked in 22 runs and scored 26 times while being struck out only seven times – the lowest number on the team for any player who had at least 20 at-bats.

Jones stepped in and made an impact at the plate as one of the top designated players in the CAC, batting .419 with a team-high 12 doubles and four home runs, finishing with 20 RBI and 18 runs scored.

To see the All-CAC teams in their entirety, click here.

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