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Two Gorillas Earn All-MIAA Softball Honors

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Pittsburg State University sophomore catcher Kala Holder and junior utility player Kristen Van Hoosen earned All-MIAA honors Wednesday (Apr. 25). Holder was named to the first-team All-MIAA squad, while Van Hoosen received honorable mention All-MIAA recognition.

Holder had a team-leading 39 runs scored, 14 doubles, 15 home runs and 38 RBIs while batting a team-best .345 in her second season in the Pitt State program. The Olathe, Kan., native leads the MIAA in home runs and ranks fourth in slugging percentage (.740). She becomes a two-time first-team All-MIAA selection after earning first-team honors as a utility player. She also garnered MIAA Freshman of Year accolades in 2017.

Van Hoosen ended the season with a .284 batting average, 14 home runs and 38 RBIs in 53 games played. The Omaha, Neb., native ranks third in the conference in home runs (14).

The Gorillas finished the regular season with a 22-33 overall record and a 12-14 mark in MIAA play.

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