The National Fastpitch Coaches Association has announced that two Seward County Lady Saint Softball players have been named to the All-West Region team for their performance on the diamond this season. Courtney Auger was named 1st Team All-West Region by the coaches while Marisa Coats was named 2nd Team All-West Region. Auger was named Jayhawk West Conference Player of the Year for the 2nd straight time this season while leading the Lady Saints to a 40-16 overall record and a 7th place finish at the 2009 National Tournament. She was 25-6 in the circle for the gals in green while posting a 1.52 ERA and sending 265 batters back to the dugout via strikeout. Auger leaves Seward County as the All-Time leader in wins (46), strikeouts (558), and ERA (1.51), as well as finishing 2nd in winning percentage (.754, 46-15), games pitched (67), and innings pitched (380). Augerís battery mate Marisa Coats had a sensational freshman season for the Lady Saints and was chosen 2nd Team All-West Region for her play. Coats almost exclusively caught Auger this season and chalked up a .975 fielding percentage while leading the team in hitting (.432), hits (82), 2B (19), HR (6), and RBI (62). The freshman from Riverside posted an unheard of 1.095 OPS by combining a .637 slugging percentage with a .459 on base percentage throughout the season.
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