Hometown Heroes: Softball

Hometown Heroes: Softball

CorrespondentJuly 17, 2013 

Former Holly Springs standout Erica Nunn (class of 2012), proved a versatile athlete for the South Florida Bulls in her freshman season.

Nunn played in 15 games as an outfielder and pitcher. On the mound, she finished with a 3-2 overall record.

In 35 and 1/3 innings pitched, she finished with a 2.58 ERA, walked 25 batters and fanned 33.

In 34 at-bats, she recorded two hits, one a double, and walked four times.

Mustangs meet again in Greensboro: Former Middle Creek teammates were reunited this season at UNC-Greensboro. Freshman Allison Geiner (2012) and Heather Robb (2009) led the Spartans to a 38-19 season.

In her freshman season, Geiner was named to the Southern Conference All-Freshman team and was selected to the SoCon All-Conference second team as an outfielder.

She played in 54 games, started in 42, and batted .337, the third-highest batting average on the team.

Robb also was named to the second team All-SoCon squad. The shortstop started in 55 games for the Spartans and recorded a career-best .311 batting average.

In her senior campaign, Robb slugged five home runs, was third on the team with 34 RBIs and tied for second with 11 doubles.

Slade getting it done for 49ers: Former Apex player Samantha Slade (2011) started 47 games for the Charlotte 49ers last season as a sophomore. She batted .324 and recorded 44 hits, eight doubles and three triples.

She also tallied two homers and 29 RBIs.

Slade was named to the Atlantic 10 All-Conference second team.

Forgacs wraps up career: Outfielder Sarah Forgacs ended her career at Campbell as a three-time All-Conference second team selection.

The Green Hope graduate (2009) helped the Camels finish second in the Big South Conference, batting .276 with five homers, 31 RBIs and 20 stolen bases.

Sophomore Camise Patterson, a Fuquay-Varina graduate (2011) was voted Campbell’s Most Improved player of the year by her coaches. She had six home runs and 14 RBIs while batting .262.

Moore leads Mount Olive: Senior Katie Moore started all 49 games for the Mount Olive Trojans, playing a big role in the team’s 34-15 record.

Moore, a Panther Creek graduate (2009), finished second-best on the team among starters with a .300 batting average and 34 RBIs. She also led the team with 13 doubles and tallied three homes runs.

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