Colorado Mesa Softball Places Two on the All-RMAC First Team
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo.- Freshman Makayla Kovac and junior Jessica Severinsen were named RMAC First Team All-Conference as voted on by the coaches and released Tuesday by the league office.
Kovac, a true freshman started all 42 games at the Mavs' shortstop. Kovac leads in numerous offensive categories including batting average (.394), runs (36), hits (56), doubles (14) and RBI (54). She is 7 of 8 in stolen bases and finished the regular season with a .906 fielding percentage.
Severinsen was named first team designated player while leading the team in victories as CMU's starting pitcher. She leads the team in homeruns (14) while hitting .387 with 11 doubles, 37 RBI and 28 runs. She is 18-5 overall and has an ERA of 2.31. She finished the regular season with 10 complete games and four shutouts. Severinsen closed out the final weekend of the regular season as the RMAC Pitcher of the Week and RMAC Player of the Week.
Adams State's Katelyn Lovato was named Player of the Year. Payton Kornfeind from UC-Colorado Springs earned Freshman of the Year. Colorado Mines' Kelly Inkrich was named Pitcher of the Year and Mines' Kristie Hawkins was selected Coach of the Year.
CMU will enter the RMAC Championship Tournament as the No. 2 seed. The Mavs will play #7 seed Fort Lewis College on Thursday at 1 p.m. at Lakewood Park in Lakewood, Colo.
Colorado School of Mines is the number one seed and will host the eight team tournament in Golden on the campus of Colorado Mines and at Lakewood Park.