Five Red Devils Named to All-Centennial Conference Softball Team
(Lancaster, Pa.) – The Dickinson softball team earned five spots on the 2013 All-Centennial Conference softball team. Senior Carly Jordan (Medford, N.J./Shawnee) and junior Chelsea Homa (Newton, N.J./Newton) were named Second-team while senior Melissa Osborn (Stevensville, Md./Kent Island), sophomore Katie Swade (New Freedom, Pa./Susquehannock) and first-year Casey Ditzler (Cleona, Pa./Annville-Cleona) received honorable mention.
Homa makes here third straight appearance on the All-Conference team, earning First-team honors in 2012 and Second-team recognition in 2011. She ranked third in the CC in earned run average at 2.00 and ranked second in strikeouts with 160 on the year. The junior right-hander ranks, second, all-time at Dickinson with 404 career strikeouts. She tied the school mark for a single game with 17 against Marian College. Homa also moved into second in program history with a 1.88 career ERA, and second in strikeouts per seven innings, averaging 7.77 for her career.
Jordan earned Second-team honors as a designated-hitter. She received honorable mention in 2012 as a catcher. She hit .267 on the year with five doubles, scoring nine runs and driving in nine more. Jordan also had another solid year behind the plate, committing just two errors in 75 chances. She moved into ninth all-time with 375 putouts, ranking ninth in career fielding percentage as well at .973. Playing almost exclusively behind the plate on defense, she tallied only 11 miscues in over 400 chances, over the past four years.
Osborn makes her first appearance on the All-CC squad. The senior shortstop broke the school record, playing in 142 games in her career. She tied the school record, starting in all but one game in her career. She hit .271 on the year with six doubles, 11 RBIs and 10 runs scored. She ranks second all-time in career assists with 262, breaking into the single season top 10 with 78 this spring.
Swade earned honorable mention in the outfield. She led the Red Devils with 19 runs scored, stealing nine bases and drawing a team-high 11 walks to break into the top ten with 29 in just two seasons. She started 33 games and committed just two errors on the year.
Ditzler was named to the All-CC infield following an outstanding rookie season. She started 35 games in her first season, leading the Red Devils with a .297 batting average, behind a team-high 30 hits. She was second on the team with 17 RBIs, adding 15 runs, four doubles and a pair of triples. She drew 11 walks and led the team with a .388 on-base percentage.
The Red Devils finished 15-22 on the year with a 5-11 mark in the Centennial Conference.