ROCKINGHAM — It’s a three-peat for the Richmond Senior softball team.
For the third straight season, Richmond had the Southeastern Conference Player of the Year. In 2012, Casey Snead earned the honor. Last year, it was Cierra Bowden that claimed the prize. And this time, it is Summer Jacobs that snagged the award.
Jacobs helped guide Richmond to a 28-1 record and its second straight SEC regular season title at the plate as well in the pitching circle. Jacobs posted a 27-1 mark with a 1.24 earned run average. She allowed 142 hits, 39 walks and struck out 160 in 185 2/3 innings.
As a hitter, Jacobs batted .400 with a team-high 29 RBIs with 10 doubles. She only struck out four times all season.
It was the fourth time Jacobs as been named to the all-SEC team.
Jacobs wasn’t the only one to take home some hardware as Richmond coach Wendy Wallace was named as Coach of the Year for the second straight season. It was the third time Wallace has been named as a conference coach of the year. In addition to last year, Wallace earned the honor in 2009 in the Mid-Southeastern Conference.
During Wallace’s tenure at Richmond, two other players have been named players of the year — Brittany Tedder in 2008 and Maggie McKenzie in 2010.
In addition to Jacobs, the Raiders placed six more players on the all-conference team — Ashton Davenport, Doodle Jacobs, Hunter Parks, Katie Satterfield, Jennifer Steen and Jessica Steen.
• Davenport, a three-time selection, batted .333 with nine doubles, a triple, a home run, 18 RBIs and 33 runs. She drew 10 walks and struck out only five times.
• Doodle Jacobs, a two-time honoree, led the team with a .554 batting average and scored 43 runs. She had 62 hits — seven off the single-season state record — 10 doubles, three triples and knocked in 14.
• Parks, also a two-time pick, was second on the team with five home runs. She batted .280 with three doubles, scored 15 times and knocked in 21.
• Satterfield hit .404 with 10 doubles, a triple and 23 RBIs. She scored 19 runs. It was the first time Satterfield was named to the all-SEC team.
• Jennifer Steen, a first-time selection, hit .360 with two doubles, a home run and 14 RBIs.
• Jessica Steen, a first-time honoree like her twin sister, was second on the squad with 27 RBIs. She batted .365 on the year with 16 doubles, a home run and scored 22 runs.
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