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Sand Sharks earn all-region honors
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The University of South Carolina Beaufort softball team had three players named to the National Fastpitch Coaches Association’s NAIA All-Region Team, the organization announced.

Sophomore Katie Rietkovich and freshmen Shelby Zipperer, each a South Effingham High School alumna, and Taylor Triplett were second-team selections from the East Region.

Rietkovich, who played second base and hit in the leadoff and No. 3 spots in the lineup for USCB, was named to one of five at-large spots on the second team. She hit .455 with a team-high 10 home runs, 60 RBIs and 18 stolen bases.

Zipperer, the Sand Sharks’ everyday center fielder, was named to the second-team as an outfielder. In addition to being one of the top defensive outfielders in the Sun Conference, Zipperer hit .409 with three home runs, 36 RBIs and a team-high 14 doubles, as well as 13 stolen bases.