SPRING ARBOR, Mich. – The Crossroads League announced its 2017 Softball All-League Team and three Spring Arbor University student-athletes were recognized for their efforts on the field. Kelsey Brown was named to the All-Crossroads League Team, Sydney Taylor garnered Honorable Mention honors and Savannah Weaver earned a spot on the Gold Glove Team.
Brown logged 150.2 innings in the circle this season, which not only led the team, but ranked as the third-most in the conference. The junior from Comstock Park, Michigan finished the season with an 8-16 record and a team-best 4.09 earned run average. In 25 starts, she tossed 11 complete games, striking out a career-high 79 batters and allowing a career-low 108 runs.
In addition to her strong season in the circle, Brown also had a career-year at the plate. She led the team with a .355 batting average and 37 runs scored, and ranked second in hits (55), doubles (10), home runs (5) and slugging percentage (.516).
Following a strong freshman campaign in 2016, Taylor had a breakout season as a sophomore. She started 53 games in centerfield while leading the team in nearly every offensive category. The St. Catherines, Ontario native launched seven home runs and drove in 40 runs – both, the most by a Cougar in a single-season since 2010. She also recorded 57 hits, 15 doubles and 37 runs scored. Taylor ranked eighth in the league with a .577 slugging percentage.
Weaver was honored as one the league's top defensive players earning a Gold Glove award. The senior from Gaines, Michigan boasted a .954 fielding percentage at third base. She made just seven errors in 153 chances at the hot-corner while making many highlight reel plays. Weaver has been a four-year starter for SAU and, in addition to her outstanding defense, posted a career batting average of .322, including a .346 average her senior season. She finished her final season with 10 doubles and 16 RBI.
Spring Arbor finished the season with an overall record of 19-36.
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