Softball: Nobbe, McIntosh earn West Region honors

     
Chances are strong that first-team all-CCAA honors lead to all-region honors and Coyotes standouts Nicole Nobbe and Tiffany McIntosh rank at the top of their respective positions in the Daktronics All-West Region softball teams.

Nicole Nobbe (l) and Tiffany McIntosh

Nicole Nobbe (l) and Tiffany McIntosh

Nobbe earned first-team honors at shortstop and McIntosh followed suit at catcher after both played at top-notch levels all season long for coach Tacy Duncan’s Coyotes.
Nobbe became the first Coyote to hit at the .500 level since the school became a Division II member 23 years ago.
The senior hit an even .500 (81-for-162) and is just the second player in the history of the CCAA to hit .500. She also set the school record for single-season doubles with 22 and now ranks tied for fourth in school single-season base hits.
She led the CCAA in batting, hits, doubles, second in on-base percentage and seventh in slugging percentage. Her batting average ranks fourth in the NCAA.
McIntosh, a sophomore, established a school record with a .848 slugging percentage and leads the NCAA in walks before postseason play.
Her 14 home runs rank tied for second in school history. In the CCAA, she ranked 1st in on base percentage, slugging percentages & walks, second in home runs, sixth in batting average and sixth in RBI. She had 11 multiple RBI games and tied the school-record with six against nationally ranked Cal Baptist.
Both advance to the national ballot. The Daktronics All-American teams will be announced May 21.
Cal State Monterey Bay’s Lindsey Clarkson earned Pitcher of the Year, while Cori Reinhardt equaled her teammate by earning Player of the Year honors.
The Daktronics honors teams are voted upon by the regional sports information directors.

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