Georgia Southern University’s Marie Fogle has been named the Southern Conference softball freshman of the year.
The Effingham County High School grad is hitting .325 with 12 steals. She also has one home run and nine runs batted in. Fogle has played in 43 games, starting in 39, for GSU. The Lady Eagles are in the Southern Conference tournament in Chattanooga, Tenn.
Fogle also was named to the all-conference first team, and she is the fifth Georgia Southern player to be named the league’s top freshman player.
Fogle was joined on the SoCon all-league team by Megen Smith, a Georgia Southern sophomore and an Effingham County alumna. Smith, a second team selection a year ago, hit .337 with two home runs and 17 RBIs at the plate. In the circle, she went 3-6 with a 3.83 ERA and four saves this season.
In all, six GSU players were named to the all-conference first and second teams, and two were named to the all-freshman team. Hanna Ennis of Snellville also was named to the all-freshman list.
Georgia Southern’s Brianna Streetmon was named the SoCon pitcher of the year. The College of Charleston’s Kristie Shifflett was named the player of the year.