Softball trio earns All-Conference honors for Pirates

Softball trio earns All-Conference honors for Pirates

COSTA MESA – A trio of Orange Coast College softball standouts earned All-Orange Empire Conference honors this year, as voted on by the conference's coaches at their postseason meeting.

Freshman pitcher/outfielder Danielle Votendahl and sophomore second baseman Audrey Beck earned first-team, All-OEC honors, while sophomore third baseman Nala Osorio earned second-team honors for the Pirates.

Votendahl had an outstanding season for the Pirates in her first year with the program. As a hitter, she batted .352 with 37 hits, 12 doubles, eight home runs and 29 RBI, while as a pitcher, she went 3-6 with a very respectable 3.61 ERA, striking out 33 over her 66 innings of work.

Beck, who came to OCC after spending a year at Mount Mary University, batted a team-best .390 and also led the Pirates with 48 hits, 31 runs, and 19 stolen bases. She notched 16 multi-hit games as a sophomore for the Pirates, including a six-game stretch in the middle of the season where she went 16-for-24 (.667 average) with eight runs, three triples and eight RBI.

Osorio, a two-year member of the Pirates, batted .357 as a sophomore with 41 hits, 27 runs, 11 doubles, five home runs and a team-best 29 RBI. It was a steady two-year career for Osorio, who batted .345 as a freshman with 41 hits, 13 doubles, 17 extra-base hits and 22 RBI. 

 

2018 ALL-ORANGE EMPIRE CONFERENCE TEAM

COACH OF THE YEAR: Brad Pickler (CYP)

MOST VALUABLE PLAYER: Sydney McCollum, So. (CYP)

PITCHER OF THE YEAR: Hope Davalos, So. (CYP)

DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Maddy Myers, Fr. (SAC) 

 

ALL-OEC FIRST TEAM

Infinity Laufou (CYP)

Aeriel Carlson (RCC)

Rylie Seip (SCC)

Amber Elliott (SCC)

Danielle Votendahl (OCC)

Terri Nava (RCC)

Karlee Rivera (SAC)

Audrey Beck (OCC)

Tiana Patrick (SAC)

Eryka Springer (FULL)

Kali Kitsinis (SAC)

 

ALL-OEC SECOND TEAM

Haliegh Wilkerson (SAD)

Kiani Puailoa (CYP)

Gabrielle Munoz (CYP)

Natasha Trujillo (FULL)

Sabrina Anguino (FULL)

Marissa Varrati (SCC)

Kellee Ross (CYP)

Nia Rodman (FULL)

Taylor Whitney (SCC)

Destiny Lucero (CYP)

Nala Osorio (OCC)

Synphony Hall (RCC)

 

HONORABLE MENTIONS: Jeana Gonzales (SAC), Tianna Harris (CYP), Janelle Watson (GWC), McKenna Boyle (SCC)