Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Softball: Stars' Gray, Smith make second team

University of Illinois Springfield junior second baseman Sarah Gray and sophomore right fielder Mandy Smith have been named to the All-Midwest Region second team by Daktronics.

Gray ranked eighth in NCAA Division II and led the Great Lakes Valley Conference with 47 stolen bases in 53 attempts. She was first in runs scored with 51 and doubles with 16. She hit .305 and had 22 RBIs, three home runs and two triples.

Smith had 14 RBIs, five doubles and a triple en route to a .312 batting average. Her 29 stolen bases ranked sixth in the GLVC and No. 32 in Division II. She scored 28 runs.

Gray and Smith are the first UIS softball players to receive all-region honors from Daktronics.

The players were featured in an May 9, 2012, article in The State Journal-Register.

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