HARTFORD CITY, Ind. – The 2013 All-Crossroads League Softball Teams have been announced by the league office and three Maple Leafs have been recognized. League coaches selected sophomore outfielder Melanie Meyer as a First Team pick, while sophomore infielder Kerri Doutlick and senior catcher Kelsey Morris were both recognized as honorable mention.
Meyer, who was an honorable mention honoree last season, is the first Maple Leafs to be picked as first team all league since Rachel Solmos in 2003. Goshen's everyday center fielder, Meyer was fifth in the Crossroads League with a .411 batting average and sixth with a .460 on-base percentage.
The sophomore batted .448 in conference games, while adding 10 doubles, a triple, a home run, and 11 runs batted in. She struck out just eight times all season, while hitting safely in 21-of-29 games, including 12 multi-hit games. In the Leafs' first win over Bethel since 2004, Meyer went 3-for-3 with two RBIs and two stolen bases.
On the year, the speedster went 16-of-22 on stolen base attempts, posting the highest steals per game rate (.55) of any league player. She now has 57 stolen bases in her career, sitting just eight back of the program's career record.
After transferring from Anderson University, Doutlick had a breakout season for the Maple Leafs at third base. She batted .333 with a .425 on-base percentage. She also slugged .707, which was the fifth highest slugging percentage in the Crossroads League.
Doutlick batted .365 during conference play and finished the year with five doubles, a triple, and a team high seven home runs. She hit a home run an average of once every four games, the fourth best rate in the conference.
In 29 games, Doutlick had 16 RBIs, 11 walks, and just six strikeouts. One of her biggest homers of the season came in the seventh inning against Huntington, breaking a scoreless tie and helping Goshen earn its first win of the season.
Morris earned her second career honorable mention all league honor after batting .338 with six doubles, a home run, and eight driven in. She struck out just two times in 68 at bats. In conference play, Morris batted a sparkling .386 and had all but one of her doubles in 14 games played.
A full-time starter since the day she arrived on campus, Morris finished her standout career fourth on the program's all-time list in doubles (25), fifth in hits (125), fifth in runs batted in (59) and 10th in home runs (6).
For a complete list of award winners, please visit the Crossroads League website.