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Softball Announces Team Award Winners

FROSTBURG, MD — Frostburg State softball recently announced its team award winners for the 2003 season.

Junior Richelle Foor (Everett, Pa./Everett) was named the Most Valuable Player, junior Marsha Moats (Hagerstown, Md./South Hagerstown (Hagerstown Community College)) earned the Coaches Award and freshman Megan Burner (Oakland, Md./Southern Garrett) was selected the Most Improved Player.

Foor, the only Bobcat to start all 25 games, earned first-team All-Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference honors at third base after hitting .395 and tying for the team lead with 32 hits.

Foor ranked second on the squad with 24 RBI and also scored 15 runs.

Foor began the season with a nine-game hitting streak and had 11 multi-hit games. She struck out just twice in 81 at-bats and was also 2-for-2 in stolen base attempts.

"Richelle was our most consistent hitter over the entire season and was one of the toughest outs in the league," said Bobcat head coach Chris Starke. "She never got cheated in an at-bat, and she possesses excellent fundamentals and a great understanding of the game."

Moats, who transferred from Hagerstown Community College, was named to the All-AMCC second team as a designated player after a strong season as FSU's lead-off hitter.

Moats batted .333 with 23 hits, including four doubles, and she scored 18 runs while driving in 14. She had eight multi-hit games and also topped the squad with six stolen bases.

"Marsha was a pleasant surprise for us both in her production and her personality," Starke said. "She emerged as one of the team leaders as the season progressed, and she did everything asked of her. She's a great role model for the rest of the team."

Burner started all 16 games in which she played and hit .295 with 13 hits, including two doubles and a home run. She scored 12 runs, drove in seven and recorded four multi-hit games.

"Megan was by far the hardest working player on the team," said Starke. "She really took instructions well and showed great improvement over the course of the year. She earned her playing time behind the plate and in the outfield and is a fun player to coach."

The Bobcats finished 13-12 overall, including 7-5 in the AMCC, and advanced to the AMCC Tournament as the No. 4 seed.

For further information on this release, contact:

Office of Sports Information
Frostburg State University
101 Braddock Road
Frostburg, MD  21532-2303

Telephone: 301-687-4371
Fax: 301-687-4780