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2004

FMU's Bouknight Named to All-Region Softball Team
FMU junior center fielder Betsy Bouknight has been selected to the 2004 Louisville Slugger/National Fastpitch Coaches Association NCAA Division II All-South Atlantic Region Team.

    FLORENCE, S.C. – Francis Marion University junior center fielder Betsy Bouknight has been selected to the 2004 Louisville Slugger/National Fastpitch Coaches Association NCAA Division II All-South Atlantic Region Team.

    The left-handed hitting Leesville native was named to the second-team squad.  She was also a second-team All-Region choice in 2002 following her freshman season.

    Bouknight batted .363 and led FMU in runs scored (54), doubles (18), and stolen bases (24 in 27 attempts).  The speedy leadoff batter also compiled four triples, three home runs, 29 runs batted in, a .547 slugging percentage, and a .389 on-base percentage.

    In the field, she recorded four outfield assists and a .944 fielding percentage.

    During the 2004 campaign, she recorded a team-best 10-game hitting streak along with 19 multiple-hit games and nine multiple-RBI games.

    She helped lead Francis Marion to a 37-17 record, a fourth-place showing during the PBC regular season, and a third-place finish at the recent Peach Belt Tournament.  The Patriots narrowly missed earning their first-ever bid to the NCAA Division II national tournament.  FMU won 16 of its final 19 games, including a 6-3 upset of top-ranked Kennesaw State University in the PBC Tournament.  The team’s 37 wins are the third-most in the program’s history, and FMU compiled a program-best 12 conference wins.

    Bouknight is a product of Batesburg-Leesville High School, where as a senior she batted .392 and earned All-Area, All-Region, and All-State honors.

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Last Published: July 2, 2004 5:24 AM
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