Tesh Pace of Springfield was honored as one of the first to be placed upon the Wall of Fame for Armstrong Atlantic State University’s softball program.
Pace was recognized as one of five former players and two former coaches who have made great contributions to the AASU softball program. Each of the seven has a personal banner on the left field fence at the Lady Pirates softball diamond during the school’s first fast-pitch softball alumni weekend. Pace also received a plaque that commemorated her accomplishments at Armstrong. She holds several school and conference records that still stand.
Pace is AASU’s all-time leader in games played (204), at-bats (648), hits (229), triples (10) and runs scored (139). She holds school single-season marks in hits (78), runs (54) and triples (4). She is still the Peach Belt Conference leader in career sacrifice hits (57) and is tied for second all-time in NCAA Division II history. Her 22-game hitting streak in 2000 was a conference record at the time and is the 20th longest in NCAA history. Pace, whose jersey was retired, was all-conference and all-region in 2000 and played every out of every game in her four-year career.
She is currently a physical education teacher at Rincon Elementary and also works as a private softball instructor with the Savannah Fastpitch Academy.