Raile and Grossmann Earn OVC Softball Postseason Awards
Morehead State senior Katie Raile and freshman Mackenzie Grossmann have earned Ohio Valley Conference softball postseason awards. Raile has been tabbed to the league's second team, while Grossmann has been given a nod for the all-newcomer squad.
"Congratulations to Katie and Mackenzie on these postseason awards," Head Coach David Williams said. "Both have performed at a high level for us this season. Katie has been our top hitter in conference play, while Mackenzie has been very steady in the circle throughout the year."
A native of Naples, Fla., Raile has started all 44 games in 2015. The infielder has recorded a .347 batting average, .422 slugging percentage and .423 on-base percentage. She has collected three doubles, one triple, two homers and 16 runs while registering a .922 fielding percentage.
Raile has tallied nine multiple-hit performances and five multi-RBI efforts. Her longest on-base streak of nine games came from March 31 through April 12. Raile also paced the Eagles with a .385 batting average, .481 slugging percentage and .484 on-base clip in 22 OVC contests this year.
A native of Perry, Mo., Grossmann has made 29 appearances in her first collegiate season. The right-hander owns a 12-8 record, 2.85 ERA, one save and 14 complete games. She has allowed a .221 batting average, 69 walks and just five homers while striking out 85 in 137.1 innings.
Grossmann went 11-5 with a 2.38 ERA over 19 appearances in March and April. She limited opponents to 41 bases on balls and 77 hits while punching out 61 in 100 frames.
Eighth-seeded Morehead State begins its OVC Tournament run on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. ET when it squares off with top-seeded SIU Edwardsville. All contests in the double-elimination tournament will be played at Cougar Field in Edwardsville, Ill. The first three days include four games each.
MSU is making its third straight OVC Tournament appearance. The Eagles finished league play two wins better than last year and have increased their overall victories by seven.