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A pair of Patriots earn All-Conference softball selection

FLORENCE, SC – Two members of the Francis Marion University softball team were recently named to the 2012 Peach Belt Conference All-Conference Team.

Senior second basemen Ashley Jaramillo and sophomore right-handed pitcher Taylor Luff were selected to the All-PBC second team. This marks the third straight year Jaramillo has earned All-PBC recognition.

Jaramillo, a product of Canyon Country, Calif., led FMU with 40 RBIs (seventh-best in the PBC) to go with a .333 batting average. She tied for team-high totals for runs scored (29) and home runs (6) – the latter figure ranks 16th in the Peach Belt. She also posted a team-leading .393 on-base percentage, registered a .964 fielding percentage, and recorded 13 multi-hit games and eight multi-RBI games.

She concluded her four-year career with totals of 43 doubles, 19 homers, 143 RBIs, and a .319 average in 198 games.

Luff, a native of Bonneau, S.C., emerged as the Patriots top starter in the circle during the conference season. She finished the season 9-8 while owning a 2.13 earned run average (13th in the PBC). The product of Berkeley High School appeared in 26 games, starting 16, while registering 10 complete games. Luff also struck out a team-high 135 batters in only 105.1 innings, while allowing opponents only a .186 batting average.

At the plate, Luff batted .222 with two doubles and three runs batted in.

The two helped Francis Marion to a 31-20 record this past season.

Jaramillo was a second-team All-League performer at Golden Valley High School. 


Last Published: May 25, 2012 9:44 AM
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