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NEO Softball Places Seven on All-Region Team

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MIAMI — Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College placed seven softball players on the Women’s Division I all-Region II softball team recently, according to Lady Norse head coach Eric Iverson.

NEO advanced to the Women’s Division I Region II Tournament loser’s bracket finals, Sunday, May 6, in Midwest City before dropping an 8-6 decision to Connors State College. The No. 20 ranked Lady Norse finished the season with a 41-16 overall record.

Four Lady Norse players were selected to the first team and three were named to the second team. Sophomore Taylor Makowsky and freshmen Marissa Lokey, Karissa Marshall and Bailey Fowler earned first team honors.

Makowsky, a transfer from the University of Iowa and a native of Tomball, Texas, led NEO with a 2.20 earned run average in 146.1 total innings. She also led the team with 158 strikeouts and 65 walks while compiling an 18-8 overall record.

While playing 48 games at first base, Makowsky hit .345 in 119 at-bats. She recorded four doubles, five homeruns, 37 runs batted in and 21 runs scored.

Lokey, an infielder-catcher from Jay, ranked second on the team with a

.421 batting average. She made 152 trips to the plate with 16 doubles, two triples and eight homeruns. Lokey produced 48 RBI with 28 runs scored..

Marshall, an outfielder from Silo, Oklahoma, led the Lady Norse in several offensive categories. While hitting .383 in 188 at-bats, Marshall collected 17 doubles, one triple and 16 homers. She recorded

58 RBI and 40 runs scored. Her .739 slugging percentage also led the team.

Fowler, a utility player from Blue Springs, Missouri, paced the Lady Norse with a .429 average in 168 at-bats. She generated 12 doubles and two homeruns with 28 RBI and 56 runs scored. Fowler also stole 16 bases out of 17 attempts.

Earning all-region second team recognition were sophomore Maci Willingham and freshmen Makayla Bowman and Gracie Garman.

Willingham, an outfielder from Skiatook, recorded a .373 batting average in 126 at-bats. She led the Lady Norse with 21 stolen bases.

She produced four doubles along with seven RBI and 30 runs scored.

Willingham was an all-region first team selection as a freshman. Over her two-year career with NEO, Willingham stole a total of 58 bases.

Bowman, an infielder from Collinsville, hit .337 in 196 at-bats. She generated 13 doubles and 11 homers with 61 RBI and 44 runs scored.

Bowman also recorded 11 stolen bases.

Sophomore pitcher Olivia Prather and Marshall were selected to the Region II all-tournament team.

Prather, from Liberty, Missouri, compiled a 22-8 record with three saves. She pitched 197.2 total innings with a 2.83 ERA. She recorded

154 strikeouts and 41 walks.

Making 144 plate appearances in 52 games, Prather hit .271 with five doubles and three home runs. She recorded 23 RBI and 14 runs scored.

Prather was an all-region first team selection as a freshman. During her two-year career, Prather compiled a 44-11 overall record.

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