Softball's Winans, Noad Earn All-Tournament Honors


Morgan Noad

May 12, 2013

CONWAY - Coastal Carolina junior Jessie Winans and freshman Morgan Noad were named to the 2013 Big South Conference All-Tournament team, the league announced on Sunday.

The duo combined for 11 hits, four home runs, seven RBIs and five runs in helping the Chanticleers notch three straight victories and battle back from an opening-game loss to within two outs of the final.

Winans hit .308 (4-for-13) during the tournament with two clutch home runs and a team-high four RBIs. She provided the game-winning run in Friday night's 2-1 victory over Liberty with a tie-breaking homer in the fifth inning and gave the Chants a 3-2 lead in Saturday's second semifinal game against Winthrop with a leadoff shot, also in the fifth. The shortstop was also busy defensively throughout the five games, recording 16 assists and nine putouts without an error while making several excellent plays.

Noad batted a team-best .467 (7-for-15) with a pair of big homers and one double for a .933 slugging percentage. She drove in three runs and scored three. Her 15th home run of the season, a two-run, eighth-inning blast, gave the Chants a 6-4 win over Winthrop Saturday to force another game. She also tied the matchup against Liberty with a leadoff home run in the fifth inning.

2013 Big South Softball All-Tournament Team
Libby Morris, P, Longwood
Raven Lee, 1B, Campbell
Morgan Noad, C, Coastal Carolina
Jessie Winans, SS, Coastal Carolina
McKenzi Corn, OF, Winthrop
Chelsey Schoenfeldt, P/DP, Winthrop
Teja Durante, OF, Winthrop
Brooke Short, UTL, Longwood
Kori Nishitomi, OF, Longwood
Megan Baltzell, C, Longwood



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