Five Bulldogs named to softball All-GPAC teams
Sempek leads charge with All-GPAC First Team honor
Seniors Nicole Sempek (Columbus, Neb.), Alyssa Bauwens (Perryville, Mo.), junior Natalie Svoboda (Lincoln, Neb.), sophomore Shelby Morose (Claremore, Okla.) and freshman Molly Madsen (Thornton, Colo.) were named to the softball All-GPAC teams on Tuesday, May 8.
Sempek received the highest honor, earning a spot on the All-GPAC First Team. Madsen and Svoboda earned All-GPAC Second Team recognition, while Bauwens and Morose earned All-GPAC Honorable Mention.
Sempek led Concordia with a 14-8 record this season in 24 appearances. She tossed 150 innings this season, recording a complete game in each of her 21 starts. Sempek notched 121 strikeouts during the year and finished with a team-leading 2.33 ERA. Her strikeout-to-walk ratio was a startling 121-to-17 just over 7-to-1.
The Bulldogs' starting third baseman, Madsen bust onto the scene in 2012 with a .365 batting average and a team leading 18 RBI. She finished the season second on the team with 38 hits and posted a solid .927 fielding percentage.
Despite playing only 33 games due to a late season injury, Svoboda led Concordia with 39 hits in 2012. The starting center fielder tied for the team lead with three triples and closed out the year with a .348 average.
Bauwens came on strong in the final month of the season as she led raised her average from .237 on March 27 to finish the year with a .292 mark. Bauwens led the Bulldogs with five home runs, finished second for Concordia with 17 RBI and posted an impressive .522 slugging percentage. She also was tied for second on the team with 10 walks and led Concordia with nine doubles in 2012.
Morose played in all 39 games for the Bulldogs this season, primarily at second base. She finished the year with a .273 batting average, posting 33 hits and was third on the team with 15 RBI. Morose led the Concordia regulars with a .978 fielding percentage, committing just three errors in 131 chances.
8 May 2012