May 14, 2009
San Antonio – St. Mary’s University softball players Arlynda Flores and Sade Moore were selected to the Daktronics All-South Central Region Softball Team for their play during the 2009 season, it was announced today.
Flores (Jr., Uvalde) was named first team all-region as a utility player for her work as a pitcher and first baseman. She hit .401 with 15 doubles, 24 homeruns, 72 RBI and 56 runs scored at the plate. On the pitcher’s mound she is 14-13 with a 3.51 ERA, 10 complete games, three shutouts and 88 strikeouts in 199.2 innings of work. Her 24 homeruns currently has her tied for first in the nation and tied the St. Mary’s single-season school record. Flores earned first team All-Heartland honors for the first time after being named second team last season.
The first team All-Region pick is just another in a string of awards for Flores. She was named first team All-Heartland Conference and was Heartland Conference Player of the Year. She also earned Heartland Conference Hitter of the Week honors four times this season. Flores earned Daktronics All-South Central Region recognition for the second straight season.
Moore (Sr., Angleton) was a second team All-South Central Region pick for the first time as an outfielder. She was the second leading hitter on the Rattler squad, posting a .382 average with eight doubles, four triples, 26 RBI, 55 runs scored a Heartland Conference best 27 stolen bases. She was previously named first team All-Heartland Conference and was picked as Heartland Conference Hitter of the Week once this season.
The Rattlers finished the 2009 season with a 32-32 overall record and were second in the Heartland Conference standings. The Rattlers return six starters for the 2010 season.