Lady Cougars Bring Home All-Conference Hardware
By CSU Sports Information
DAHLONEGA, Ga. - The Columbus State University softball team spent another Peach Belt Conference pre-championship banquet collecting plaques in honor of their on-field achievements this season.
The Lady Cougars saw Hannah Rose Corbin win the PBC Freshman of the Year award, the first CSU player to win the award since Brittany Leveret in 2007. Corbin put together a stellar freshman campaign, hitting .323 at the plate with eight home runs and 42 runs scored. The native of Clanton, Ala. also racked up 32 RBI's while recording a .520 on-base percentage.
If the stats at the plate weren't enough, Corbin also got in done inside the circle for Columbus State this season. She finished with a 10-6 record and an ERA of 2.13 with 85 strikeouts. The freshman was also selected to the All-PBC second team.
A two-time All-PBC selection, Demarest had a historical season to cap off her Lady Cougar career. The senior is third in the nation in strikeouts with 242 while owning an 18-5 record. Demarest held her opponents in check with a 1.64 ERA in 162.2 innings pitched. She now holds the Lady Cougar record for most strikeouts in a single season and career.
Perdue was selected to the all-conference team for the third consecutive season. The senior tied the team lead with eight home runs while driving in 33 runs. She is currently second in program history in home runs and RBI's entering the conference tournament.
CSU wrapped up their All-PBC selections with Elston making the first team. The utility player led the Lady Cougars this season with a .365 batting average. She scored 39 runs while driving in another 24. Elston is currently sitting on a 16-game hitting and a 26-game on-base streak.
Columbus State enters the PBC Tournament as the No. 2 seed and will take on seventh-seeded Georgia Southwestern on Friday. First pitch is scheduled for 11:00 a.m. in Dahlonega, Ga.