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Union softball puts three players on All-Region team

HENDERSON, Tenn. - 5/9/2008 - Three Union University softball players were recognized on the 2008 NAIA All-Region XI team. Amy Chatham, Ashley Walters, and Ashley Blankenship were all named first team on the list released at the 2008 NAIA Region XI Tournament.

Chatham, a senior from Goodlettsville, Tennessee, hit .392 with 10 doubles, four triples, three homeruns, and 39 RBI. She was also 9-of-11 in stolen bases. In addition to posting the third best average on the team, Chatham recorded a team-high 18 wins (9 losses) and a team best 2.29 ERA.

Walters, a senior from Rockville, Indiana, hit .412 with nine doubles, six triples, four homeruns, and 36 RBI. Walters was 14-of-16 in stolen bases. She also pitched for Union, posting 5-2 record and a 3.29 ERA.

Blankenship, a junior from Alabaster, Alabama, led Union with a .413 batting average. She also posted team-highs with 19 doubles, six homeruns, and 56 RBI. Blankenship added two triples and a .636 slugging percentage while making just one error in 536 chances at first base.


2008 NAIA All-Region Team
Brittiany Johnson - Trevecca (Pitcher of the Year)
Kacey Coonce - Trevecca (Player of the Year)
Brooke Kelley - Martin Methodist
Brittany Bradford - Freed-Hardeman
Jennifer Tarplee - Georgetown
Sakiko Tamashiro - Martin Methodist
Tarrah Tucker - Freed-Hardeman
Whitney Mink - Lindsey Wilson
Lauren Wathen - Campbellsville
Amy Chatham – Union University
Chelsea Bailey - Trevecca
Ashley Walters – Union University
Shayla Cain - Lindsey Wilson
Kara Renfro - Georgetown
Hollie Sanders - Martin Methodist
Krystle Johnson - Campbellsville
Brittney Caldwell - Freed-Hardeman
Ashley Blankenship – Union University

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