UT Tyler Office of Marketing and Communications

Patriots Earn Top-Seed In Tyler, TX Regional

May 9, 2012

Media Contact:  Hannah Buchanan
Public Affairs Specialist
Marketing and Communications
The University of Texas at Tyler
903.565.5769 or 903.539.7196 (cell)

May 07, 2012

After finishing the season 36-7, winning the American Southwest Conference East division, and the ASC title, the UT Tyler softball team has garnered another honor, being named the No. 1 seed in the Tyler, Texas Regional for the 2012 NCAA Softball Championships. Tyler will be host to seven teams from around the country, all trying to capture a berth into the 2012 College World Series in Salem, Virginia.

The Patriots, ranked No. 7 in the country by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association, have won eight games in a row, including 18 out of their last 20. UT Tyler is led by ASC East division player of the year Katelyn Thomason, who hit .437, with three homeruns, nine doubles, 42 RBIs, while going 13-3 with a 1.85 ERA in the circle. Junior Ashley Endsley finished the regular season with 10 homeruns, leading the ASC, batting .412 while teammate Heather Abshire went 19-3 in the circle with a 1.57 ERA. More...