Cumberland Times-News

Local Sports

May 18, 2013

FSU’s Vandegrift 3rd-team All-American

First Bobcat to earn honors

FROSTBURG — Frostburg State senior centerfielder Taylor Vandegrift earned National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) All-American honors at the NCAA Division III Softball Championship Banquet Thursday evening.

Vandegrift is the Frostburg State program’s first All-American, having received third-team honors.

Vandegrift, a three-time All-Capital Athletic Conference selection, was Frostburg’s leadoff hitter and an important piece of one of the nation’s top hitting teams. The Westminster native hit a career-best .424, set a pair of individual school records and tied a teammate for a third school mark.

In her final season as a Bobcat, she led the CAC and set school records in hits (70) and at-bats (165) and tied Caitlin Lovend for the single-season mark with 48 runs scored.

Vandegrift appeared in 158 games during her Frostburg career and is second all-time in runs (125) and hits (187), third in at-bats (495), fourth in total bases (219), sixth in batting average (.377) and seventh in RBI (71) and walks (42). She led this year’s team in the team in runs, hits, triples (4) and at-bats.

FSU finished the season with a school record 33-12 record and won the ECAC South Region Tournament. The Bobcats finished 15th in the nation in batting average (.351), were fourth in home runs per game (1.04), sixth in slugging percentage (.526) and 11th in scoring (7.29).

1
Text Only
Local Sports
  • Ridgeley, Lakeview advance to finals

    POTOMAC PARK — Blake Rhodes doubled and singled twice while Wyatt Yates and Caleb Hare singled three times to power Ridgeley to a 14-4 victory over the Cumberland Kiwanis for a sweep of the Hot Stove League’s National League Championship Series Wednesday at Hamilton Field.

    July 31, 2014

  • Laurel’s Jake Snyder Laurel tops defending champs

    POTOMAC PARK — Falan Garner had three hits and chased home a pair of runs and Laurel held of a furious ninth-inning rally by Funkstown to beat the defending state champs 9-8 Wednesday afternoon at the Maryland American Legion Baseball State Tournament at Memorial Field.

    July 31, 2014 3 Photos

  • Sports Calendar - 07/31

    July 31, 2014

  • Sports Briefs - 07/31

    July 31, 2014

  • HEAT RILEY Riley insists Heat will be competitive

    MIAMI — One of the last things Miami Heat President Pat Riley told LeBron James before free agency began this summer was that he would be selling potential players on the notion of playing alongside a four-time NBA MVP.

    July 30, 2014 1 Photo

  • STEELERS Speedy Steelers rookie making quick impression

    LATROBE, Pa. — Ryan Shazier grew up the football equivalent of a Rorschach test.

    July 30, 2014 1 Photo

  • ORIOLES TRADE Orioles say they won’t dangle young arms for trade

    BALTIMORE — The Orioles apparently won’t give up some of their young arms to get pitching help this season, and that likely means Jon Lester won’t be coming to Baltimore.

    July 30, 2014 1 Photo

  • Stotler’s hit lifts Post 13 to 5-3 win Stotler’s hit lifts Post 13 to 5-3 win

    Brandon Stotler singled home Brady Hillegas to snap a 3-3 tie in the seventh inning and all nine starters hit safely as Fort Cumberland beat Severna Park 5-3 on a chilly opening night at the Maryland American Legion Baseball State Tournament Tuesday at Memorial Field.

    July 30, 2014 1 Photo

  • TOM BOSLEY Bosley returning to Southern sideline

    Tom Bosley is back, again, at Southern Garrett High School.
    And so are a few of his friends.

    July 30, 2014 1 Photo

  • Casselman beats North Side, 9-1

    Connor Christner fired a two-hitter and Lance Leydig had three hits to lead Casselman Valley to a 9-1 victory in the opening game of the Rec League Championship Series Tuesday evening at Frostburg State University.

    July 30, 2014