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Trio of Terriers Named to All-NCAC Softball Team

Trio of Terriers Named to All-NCAC Softball Team

Led by First-Team selection, Megan Davis, the Hiram College softball team placed three members on the All-North Coast Athletic Conference Softball teams, announced the NCAC on Tuesday morning.

Along with Davis' first-team selection, sophomore Bailey Scheck was named a Second-Team All-NCAC selection, while freshman Giselle Chavez was touted as an All-NCAC Honorable Mention honoree. The selections were the first in the careers of all three athletes.

The trio helped the Terriers to their best NCAC record since 2016 and paced Hiram to their best overall record in the three-year tenure of Head Coach Scott Pohlman. Hiram has now improved in the win column in each of his three seasons.

Davis becomes the first First-Team All-NCAC selection for the Terriers since 2014. Additionally, she is just the fourth Hiram freshman to earn first-team laurels, and the first since Brittany Zajac in 2014.

Despite missing part of the season due to injury, Davis was one of the most efficient players in the North Coast Athletic Conference. She was one of four players to hit over .400 on the season, ranking third in the league with a .432 batting average.

Along with leading the Terriers with in batting average, Davis also led the team in slugging percentage (.580), doubles (10) and RBIs (17), despite playing in only 25 games throughout the year.

Being named to the first-team as a utility player, Davis was solid against conference foes, hitting .414 on the season. Throughout the year she posted eight multi-hit games, and totaled multi-RBI performances, five times, including posting a four-RBI outing against Cal Lutheran on March 4.

Named a second-team honoree, Scheck held down the pitcher position for the Terriers, despite Hiram dealing with a number of injuries at the position. She made 25 appearances on the year, starting 23 games and posting an earned-run average of 3.29.

Scheck made her mark on the Hiram record books, tossing 136.1 innings of work (ranking sixth on the all-time single-season list) and striking out 90 batters on the year (fourth on the single-season list). Her ERA is the lowest by a Terrier since 2011, when Sarah Padilla tallied a 2.82.

Bailey pitched in 17 of Hiram's final 20 games of the season, and produced a decision in 13 of the 16 outings against conference foes. She tallied six wins against the NCAC, throwing 80.2 innings of work and touting a 3.04 ERA.

Twice on the year, she started both halves of a doubleheader against a conference foe, earn two wins, each, in sweeps of Wittenberg and Oberlin. Against the Yeowomen, Scheck pitched 13 innings, allowing just eight hits and one earned run.

Her top game of the season came against nationally-ranked Baldwin Wallace, as she blanked the Yellow Jackets, 3-0, in seven innings, striking out a season-high nine batters.

Chavez earned her first All-NCAC laurel in her first year with the program, appearing in all 36 of the team's games throughout the year. She finished the season with a .277 average, knocking in 10 RBIs and scoring nine runs.

Her best work came against the NCAC as she upped her batting average to .333 against conference opponents, driving in five runs on 12 hits. A solid defender, Chavez patrolled the outfield for all 36 contests, committing just four errors throughout the season.

The future continues to look bright for the Terries, as Hiram now has five players, who are just in their first or second season, who have earned All-NCAC laurels. Davis, Scheck and Chavez now join Kaitlyn Hager and Mariah Sheffield, who earned All-NCAC accolades last season.