OSU Softball: 4 Named To All-Region Team


Thursday, May 18th 2017, 5:44 pm
By: News On 6


Oklahoma State softball had four players named to the Division I All-Midwest Region Team, it was announced Thursday.
 
Junior Rylee Bayless and junior Vanessa Shippy were named to the first-team. Senior Brandi Needham was named to the second-team and sophomore Taylor Lynch was selected to the third-team. 
 
The four overall selections mark the most for Oklahoma State since 2014 when the Cowgirls also had four honorees.
 
Bayless, a first-year transfer currently leads the nation in walks with 65 on her way to a .523 on-base percentage. Shippy, a 2016 All-American, is batting .396 with 44 RBIs and an impressive .615 slugging percentage. 
 
This is the first All-Region honor for Needham. The senior has posted a 19-9 record on a 2.60 ERA with 14 complete games while holding teams to a .274 batting average.
 
After being named to the second-team last year, Lynch has returned in her sophomore year with a .349 batting average and 30 RBIs on 58 hits.