Walnut Ridge, Ark. - Laura Helmich (FR/Avilla, Ark. ), Rylee Rogers (SR/Conyers, Ga. ), Brooke Mason (SO/Bald Knob, Ark. ), Madelyn Poe (JR/Beebe, Ark. ) and Jessica Dobbins (JR/Bradley, Ark. ) were named All-Conference by the American Midwest Conference in a ceremony at the AMC Tournament in Henderson, Tenn., on Thursday afternoon.
Helmich, Rogers, Mason, and Poe were named to the first team, while Dobbins earned second team honors.
Helmich finished the season in the top 10 of numerous NAIA categories. Opponents hit .167 against her, which ranked seventh in the NAIA. Allowing four hits per nine innings pitched, ranking eighth in the country. Her .94 earned run average placed her at ninth. She allowed only 16 earned runs all year. She ended the regular season with a 15-3 record from the circle.
Not only did Helmich shut teams out from the rubber, the freshman had a stellar season from the plate. She hit .395 with three homeruns and 26 runs driven in. Her slugging was .526, after posting a .474 on-base percentage.
Rogers earned first team after finishing on the second team a year ago. The ace pitcher finished the year with a 1.99 ERA. She struck out 122 batters in 116.1 innings on the year. She led the AMC in that category.
Mason led the team in home runs, runs batted in and finished second in hitting. She hit five home runs, 35 RBIs and batted .395. She led the Lady Eagles with a .571 slugging percentage.
Poe finished the season with a perfect 1.000 fielding percentage from centerfield. She led the team with a .402 batting average, scored 39 runs and stole 12 bases.
Dobbins finished her first season as a Lady Eagle with a .293 batting average. She drove in 15 runs, while scoring 20 on the season. She started 37 games on the year, only committing three errors.
The team finished the regular season with a record of 31-9 and a second place finish in the AMC. They are currently ranked 24th in the NAIA.
To keep up with all Eagles athletics, visit www.wbceagles.com.