FLORENCE, S.C. – Two members of the Francis Marion University softball team were recently named to the 2011 Peach Belt Conference All-Conference Team.
Junior center fielder Destinea Schneider was selected to the first team, while junior second baseman Ashley Jaramillo was named to the second team as an at-large selection. This marks the second straight year both players have earned All-PBC recognition.
Schneider, a product of Jacksonville, Fla., led FMU with a .352 batting average (13th-best in the PBC). She also registered team-high totals for runs scored (28), hits (56), and stolen bases (22). The latter figure ranks fifth in the Peach Belt. She also posted a .411 on-base percentage with seven runs batted in and registered four outfield assists along with a .953 fielding percentage.
A slap hitter from the left side, Schneider recorded 22 multi-hit games and reached base safely in 36 of the team’s 46 contests.
Jaramillo, a native of Canyon Country, Calif., batted .293 and led Francis Marion with 12 doubles (third-best in the PBC) and 28 runs batted in. She hit three home runs and registered a .451 slugging percentage and a .399 on-base percentage, while striking out only nine times in 162 plate appearances. In the field, she compiled a .964 fielding percentage.
Jaramillo recorded 10 multi-hit games and nine multi-RBI games and batted a perfect 12-for-12 with a runner on third base and less than two outs. She has started 148 of 149 games in her three-year career at FMU.
The two helped Francis Marion to a 24-21-1 record this past season.
Jaramillo was a second-team All-League performer at Golden Valley High School. Schneider attended Tallahassee Community College in 2009 before transferring to FMU. She is a former All-Star Game selection at Jacksonville’s Edward White High School, and before that was a three-time All-Region honoree at Greenway (Ariz.) High School.