TU Softball: Golden Hurricane Players Earn NFCA All-Region Honors

Thursday, May 19th 2016, 3:56 pm
By: News On 6

Tulsa softball seniors Catherine Horner and Caitlin Sill, as well as sophomore Shelby Estocado, were selected to the National Fastpitch Coaches Association All-Central Region Third Team, the organization announced Thursday.

Horner earned all-region honors for the third time, while Sill and Estocado claimed their first regional awards.

Horner, a native of La Canada, Calif., is hitting .276 with 11 doubles, 24 RBI and 30 runs scored. She has caught 10 runners stealing and has two pickoffs, and also compiled 22 walks and a .366 on-base percentage this season. She was a third-team All-Mideast Region selection in 2015 and a first-team All-Mideast Region in 2014, and also earned second-team All-American Athletic Conference honors this year.

Sill has posted a 19-10 record and a 1.72 ERA, with 21 complete games and eight shutouts in 27 starts and 178.2 innings. The Tuttle, Okla., native has allowed just 44 earned runs and 163 hits, and has tossed 25 consecutive scoreless innings over her last four outings, including three complete-game shutouts. She was also a second-team All-American Athletic Conference selection.

Estocado, a native of Las Vegas, Nev., leads Tulsa with 11 home runs, 47 runs scored and a .600 slugging percentage. She hits .335, and has compiled 41 RBI, eight doubles, and a .411 on-base percentage. She has 15 multiple hit games and 11 multiple RBI games. She was a first-team All-American Athletic Conference selection.

The Golden Hurricane (35-19) opens the NCAA Norman Regional against Ole Miss (39-20) at 5:30 p.m. Friday on ESPN3.