Sanchez Earns MVP; Mathes, Johnson Honored

Southeastern’s (6-1) Benita Sanchez has been name the Most Valuable Player from the St. Mary’s Tournament held Feb. 6-7 in San Antonio, Texas.

Additionally, Bailey Mathes and Marjorie Johnson were named to the all-tournament team following the Savage Storm’s 4-1 weekend.

Sanchez hit .688 for the tournament, collecting hits on 11-of-16 at bats. She also hit for power, pounding a pair of home runs and adding a pair of doubles. She also drove in seven runs.

Mathes was not far behind Sanchez, hitting .529 on the tourney with nine hits in 17 at bats. She also posted three doubles and drove in four runs.

Johnson was recognized for her work in the circle, winning a pair of games and posting a 0.98 ERA in her three appearances, including a shutout. She tossed 14.1 innings and allowed just two runs on three hits. She also struck out 27 batters which averages to nearly two batters per inning.

Southeastern will be back in action on Feb. 10 when it heads to Texas Woman’s for a double header beginning at 5 p.m.

2009 St. Mary's Division II College Classic All-Tournament Team

MVP - Benita Sanchez - Southeastern Oklahoma State

C - Jessica Shiery - Abilene Christian

UTL - Christine Roser - Rollins

UTL - April Haywood - Angelo State

INF - Macy Baker - Angelo State

INF - Sade Moore - St. Mary's

INF - Ashley Hinajosa - Incarnate Word

INF - Bailey Mathes - Southeastern Oklahoma State

INF - Kristen Cruickshank - Eastern New Mexico

OF - Angie Arebalos - Texas Woman's

OF - Shelby McElvain - Abilene Christian

OF - Megan Pumphrey - Angelo State

OF - Shareena Pulse - Cameron

OF - Lisa Paul - St. Edward's

P - Lauren Zearfoss - Tarleton State

P - Nicole Anderson - Rollins

P - Marjorie Johnson - Southeastern Oklahoma State

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