Two Cuesta Softball Players Named All-WSC
SAN LUIS OBISPO (May 1, 2019)— Two Cuesta Softball players were selected to the 2019 All Western State Conference teams. Freshman Katie Murphee (Templeton HS) landed on the all-WSC Second Team, while Pitcher Emmilee Boles (Denver, CO) earned honorable mention accolades. Cuesta finished Coach Jenel Guadagno’s second season 8th in the Western State Conference and with a 9-28 overall record.
Freshman Shortstop Katie Murphee (Templeton HS) was the Cougars’ lone representative on the 2019 All Western State Conference Second Team and Coach Guadangno says, “Katie was our spark!” Murphee led the team in nearly every statistical category and her team-leading .422 batting average was over 100-points higher than her next teammate, however in conference play it was even better. Murphee’s .549 batting average over 16 games versus the WSC-circuit placed her as the runner-up for the WSC batting title. On the year, Murphee also led the team with 15 extra-base hits, which included a dozen doubles and a pair of home runs, while also showing speed on the base-paths with a team-high 13 stolen bases. Murphee was the Cougars’ leading run producer and led team in both runs scored (19) and runs batted (22). In the field, Murphee’s good range and strong arm landed her on the leftside of the infield. She spent the majority of the season at Shortstop, but also saw time at the “hot corner”.
Freshman Emmilee Boles (Denver, CO) was accorded 2019 All-Western State Conference Honorable Mention. She was the Cougars’ winningest pitcher and spent her time out of the pitching circle at 1st Base. Boles was 6-11 with a 5.84 ERA over a team-high 115 innings on the season, but she was also at her best in conference play, where she collected half of her season wins over eight WSC starts. Boles’s .320 batting average was second on the team, as was her 14 RBI.
2019 WSC Softball Awards
Katie Murphee- All-WSC Second Team
Emmilee Boles - All-WSC Honorable Mention
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