Orf, Merrill named to All-HAAC Softball Team

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CANTON, MO (05/07/2012)(readMedia)-- Culver-Stockton College placed two players on the 2012 Heart of America Athletic Conference all-conference softball team, the league announced Friday afternoon.

Freshman catcher Emily Orf and senior pitcher Jenny Merrill were honored for their play during the season. Orf earned second team honors this year while Merrill was named as an honorable mention selection.

Orf, of Moscow Mills, Mo. (Troy Buchanan HS), was honored after batting .364 during the season. She did not commit an error and had only one passed ball in 27 games. In addition, Orf picked two runners off base.

Meanwhile, Merrill, of Rohnert Park, Calif. (Rancho Cotate HS / Sacramento City College), went 11-10 with a 1.87 earned run average for the Wildcats. She pitched a team high 131.1 innings, recording 158 strikeouts. Opponents batted .176 against her and she no-hit Harris-Stowe State University on March 10

The Wildcats completed the 2012 season with a 15-24 overall and record and finished ninth in the HAAC with a 5-13 league mark.