|Kertes first-team All-MAC (05-08-13)|
|Written by Sentinel Sports Staff|
|Wednesday, 08 May 2013 07:58|
CLEVELAND - Four Bowling Green softball players earned All-Mid-American Conference honors, including sophomore pitcher Jamie Kertes, who was named to the first-team for the second straight year.
Named to the second team were sophomore pitcher Paris Imholz, senior first baseman Paige Berger and senior shortstop Hannah Fulk.
Imholz's selection comes a year after making the all-freshman team, while Berger and Fulk were selected to the second-team for the second time.
Akron's Erin Seiler, a BG resident, earned a spot on the all-freshmen team.
Kertes, the MAC freshman of the year last season, leads the MAC with a 1.49 earned run average, allowing 18 earned runs in 84 innings. In nine of her conference starts, Kertes recorded six complete games with two shutouts. In 20 appearances, Kertes has held opponents to two runs or less 14 times, and has picked up a conference-best two saves.
She leads the MAC in strikeouts with 60 and opponents are hitting .233 against her.
Berger led the Falcons with a .348 batting average in 22 conference games, collecting 24 hits in 69 at-bats.
Berger tied for the team lead with three doubles, while her 15 runs scored led the team.
Berger had a 1.000 fielding percentage and led the conference in chances and putouts, recording 205 and 207, respectively.
Berger's numbers were even better overall, including a team-best .364 batting average and 36 runs scored in 48 games played. She recorded 14 extra-base hits, including six doubles, and six home runs.
Berger led the Falcons with an overall .545 slugging percentage, while also pacing BG with 84 total bases.
Fulk started every game at shortstop and finished the season with an overall batting average of .295, while her .465 on-base percentage led the team.
Fulk ranked second on the Falcons with 31 runs scored and 38 hits, while her seven doubles tied for first on the team.
Fulk added one triple and four home runs. Fulk was 12-for-13 on stolen base attempts this past season, while her 30 walks ranked among the best in the conference.
Imholz paced BG with 16 wins, ranking among the best in the MAC with a 1.76 ERA.
Imholz went the distance in eight games, recording five shutouts. She led BG with 163 innings pitched and was second with 91 strikeouts.
Seiler led the MAC with 219 strikeouts, against 39 walks, throwing a MAC-high 250 innings
Seiler finished 17-19 with a 2.63 ERA and threw 25 complete games, appearing in 43 of Akron's 51 games.
In other MAC awards, Ball State's Jennifer Gilbert was the player of the year; Kent State's Emma Johnson, was the pitcher of the year; Ball State's Nicole Steinbach was the freshman of the year; Ball State's Craig Nicholson was the coach of the year; and Northern Illinois' Jessica Barnett was the Nan Harvey Award winner.
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