Tide Softball Receives Easton All-American Honors



The post-season honors continue to pour in for the Crimson Tide softball team as Alabama had three players named Easton All-Americans and the team as a whole was named one of Easton’s Teams of the Year.

Senior pitcher Stephanie VanBrakle was named an Easton 1st Team All-American. VanBrakle led the Crimson Tide to its fourth appearance in the Women’s College World Series this season from the circle, posting a 28-6 record with a 1.19 ERA. She broke the school record for strikeouts in a season with 345, breaking a record she set last season. Earlier this year, she recorded the first perfect game in Crimson Tide softball history while also throwing three no-hitters this season. VanBrakle was named an Easton All-American last season, making her a two-time award winner.

Freshman Brittany Rogers, a second-team selection, led the Crimson Tide in hitting with a .427 average, 88 hits, 60 runs scored and 38 stolen bases. She joins Kelly Kretschman (1998), Jackie McClain (2001) and Ashley Courtney (2002) as the only players in Alabama softball history to be named Easton All-Americans in their first season.

Senior Staci Ramsey made her first appearance as an Easton All-American, being named a third-team selection. Ramsey led the team with 11 home runs and 57 RBI on the season. She had a penchant for the dramatic recording a .366 average with runners in scoring position and was second on the team with 22, two-out RBI.

The Crimson Tide was also named one of Easton’s Teams of the Year, after making their second consecutive appearance in the College World Series and fourth appearance in seven years.