The two-time defending Region VI Softball Tournament Champion, Seward County Community College, once again proved they have some of the elite softball players in the NJCAA Division I Region VI this year. From the five-teams in the D-I Region VI (Seward County, Colby, Barton County, Cloud County & Garden City) the Lady Saints placed ten players on the 2006 NJCAA D-I All-Region VI team. Seward County First Team players were Allison Bellar (first base), Meisha Patterson (shortstop), Kati Jo Gabaldon (outfield) and Sarah Venegas (utility). Second Team performers were Kelsey Trout (catcher), Becky Holland (pitcher), Sarah Wittwer (pitcher), Stephanie Jaime (second base), Haley Martin (outfield) and Amanda McCue (outfield).

The NJCAA All-Region VI players who received the most votes were, in no particular order, Amanda Bell (Colby/pitcher), Heather Ebert (Colby/shortstop) and Gabaldon.

Gabaldon helped re-write the offensive record books in her time at SCCC. Gabaldon finished her career with 35 home runs and 109 RBI.

Patterson shined in her freshman season at Seward County batting .375 with 12 extra base hits, 24 RBI and setting the new softball school-record for stolen bases in a season (18).

Bellar capped off a consistent two-year career at Seward County with another strong offensive season. Bellar batted .315 with 16 doubles and six home runs with 33 RBI. The Lubbock first baseman will leave SCCC with her name attached to six top-five statistical records, including being the only player in school history with two top-five listings in doubles in a season, as she hit 30 two-baggers in two seasons as a Lady Saint.

Venegas provided instant offense in her arrival season at Seward County, being in the top five on the team in seven offensive categories. The 5’5” designated player from Artesia, N.M. batted .357 with 14 doubles, three home runs and 35 RBI in her freshman season.

Trout handled the Lady Saints pitching staff for most of her two seasons at SCCC. This season Trout improved her offensive game tremendously from just a year ago (.246 in 2005) batting .341 with 14 doubles, eight home runs and recording 37 RBI.

Holland leaves Seward County as the programs all-time greatest pitcher in the school’s eight year history. Holland has taken over the Seward County pitching record books as the owner of six all-time statistical categories including wins, innings pitched, ERA, winning %, strikeouts and games pitched (single season records). For her career, Holland pitched in 419.2 innings, made 69 appearances, allowed 124 earned runs, 66 walks, struck out 220 batters and recorded a 45-18 record with a stunning 2.07 ERA.

Wittwer is another stellar right-handed pitcher for SCCC who chalked up 35 victories in her two-year career. In two-seasons, Wittwer finished second all-time in wins in a season (20 in 2005), innings pitched (214.1 in 2005), strikeouts (107 in 2005) and games pitched (36 in 2005). Wittwer this season led the team with a .682 winnings percentage (15-7 record) on the mound. Wittwer struck out 47 batters with a 2.84 ERA during her sophomore season.

Jaime has been the starting second baseman at Seward County for the past two seasons playing in 119 games. This year Jaime broke the school’s all-time record for walks in a season (30) and recorded 11 stolen bases, ranking her tied for second all-time in softball history. Jaime finishes her career at Seward County with a career .291 batting average with 106 base hits, 83 runs scored, 21 doubles, five triples, three home runs, 49 walks, 19 stolen bases and 46 RBI.

Martin played in 57-of-59 games during her freshman season batting .321 with 50 base hits. Martin’s 17 sacrifices ranks her tied for third place all-time.

McCue ends her magnificent Seward County C.C. athletic career on the softball diamond, where she was only able to play in 47 games during her two-year career due to her starting role on the Lady Saints basketball team. One accomplishment McCue does own in her softball career at Seward County is having the two highest batting averages (single season) in the programs history. In 2005, McCue batted .435 (30-for-69) which ranks first all-time and this season recorded a .392 (31-for-79) average that is the second highest average in the programs eight year history. In two-years at Seward County, McCue was apart of four teams in softball and basketball that combined had a record of 143-54 (.726 winning %).