5 Pride Draftees move on to the Super Regional round of the NCAA tournament, while 2 draftees’ teams fell just short of regional tournament wins.
Michelle Moultrie of the University of Florida and UCLA’s Andrea Harrison both concluded their college careers this weekend. Ironically, both Moultrie’s and Harrison’s teams were eliminated by Florida teams, dropping regional titles to the University of South Florida and Florida State, respectively.
Moultrie ends her University of Florida Tenure as the college’s career leader in batting average at .385 and stolen bases at 83 in 99 attempts. Moultrie, the 12th overall pick in the 2012 NPF Draft, was recently honored as the 2012 SEC Player of the Year and named to the All-SEC 1st Team.
Harrison, the 4th overall pick in the 2012 NPF Draft, was recently named to the 2012 All-Pac-12 1st Team. Harrison ends her senior year at UCLA with 15 homeruns in 184 at-bats this season.
The Number 1 2012 NPF Draft pick Brittany Mack and LSU eliminated the number 8 seeded Texas A&M this Sunday and will advance to the NCAA Super Regionals next weekend in a Tiger Fight between Mizzou and LSU. In the NCAA Regional Series finale, Mack’s pitching held Texas A&M to just 1 run on 3 hits
Kristyn Sandberg and the University of Georgia eliminated the regional competition at home this weekend and will face Tennessee next weekend in their Super Regional Tournament. Sandberg, the 5th pick in the 2012 NPF Draft, was recently named to the 2012 All-SEC 1st Team.
National RBI Leader Christi Orgeron and the University of Louisiana at Lafayette Ragin’ Cajuns advance to the NCAA Super Regionals against the Arizona Devils. The 20th overall pick in the 2012 NPF Draft, Orgeron was recently named the 2012 Sun Belt Conference Player of the Year.
Nikia Williams and the number 16 seed University of Washington will advance to the Super Regional round as well, with 16th 2012 NPF Draft pick Williams scoring a homerun in the series closer against Harvard. The Huskies will meet the Number 1 seeded Cal Bears and the 2012 Pac-12 Player of the year, USSSA Pride Draftee and 8th pick in the 2012 NPF Draft Valerie Arioto.
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