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Thursday, May 29, 2014

Trio of Thomas More standouts named
to all-star squad that will face National Team

 Stefaney Turner, Ronni Burns and Alex Walter have been chosen for a Presidents' Athletic Conference softball all-star squad that will play the 2014 USA Softball Women's National Team (Photo from Thomas More Athletics)

Stefaney Turner, Ronni Burns and Alex Walter have been chosen for a Presidents’ Athletic Conference softball all-star squad that will play the 2014 USA Softball Women’s National Team (Photo from Thomas More Athletics)

 

Recent Thomas More College graduates Stefaney Turner, Ronni Burns and Alex Walter have been chosen as member of a Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC) softball all-star squad that will participate in an exhibition doubleheader against the 2014 USA Softball Women’s National Team.
 

The event, presented by West Virginia American Softball Association (ASA) and The Greater Morgantown Convention and Visitors Bureau, will be held Thursday, July 3, at 6 p.m. at Hawley Field in Morgantown, West Virginia. Individual general admission tickets will be available for $15; VIP seating will be available for $20, while children under five will be admitted for free. An autograph session for all ticket holders is also scheduled to follow the doubleheader.
 

Turner was a three-time All-PAC selection during her four years at Thomas More. She leaves Thomas More ranked in the Top 10 in three career batting categories: third in at-bats (497), fifth in doubles (29) and ninth in hits (149). For her career, Turner batted .300 with 73 runs batted-in, one triple and one home run. She also had a .992 field percentage, a .334 on-base percentage and a .334 slugging percentage.
 

Burns was selection to the All-PAC teams twice during her four-year career at Thomas More. She is in the Top 10 in five career pitching categories: first in innings pitched (486.1), second in wins (41) and strike outs (463), fourth in saves (27) and sixth in earned run average (2.19). Burns is also ranks in the top five in four single-season pitching categories: first in wins (17 in 2014), strike outs (170 in 2014) and innings pitched (166.1 in 2013) and fourth in ERA (1.73 in 2014).
 

Walter was the 2013 PAC Player of the Year as a junior and was a three-time All-PAC selection. She ranks in the Top 10 in two career batting categories: fifth in at-bats (483) and sixth in hits (162). Walter also ranks second in single-season batting average with a .480 average in 2013 and fourth in hits with 60 in 2013. She had .335 career batting average with 24 doubles, one home run and 68 RBI. Walter also had a .951 fielding percentage, .432 on-base percentage and a .391 slugging percentage.
 

Turner, Burns and Walter graduated with a 105-61 career record during their four years wearing the Royal Blue and White. They helped lead the Saints to a PAC regular season and tournament championship and two appearances in the NCAA Division III Softball Championship tournament.
 

From Thomas More Athletics

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