TIFFIN, Ohio—The Heidelberg University softball team placed four on the 2012 Ohio Athletic Conference Softball Team, announced Saturday following the conclusion of the OAC tournament. Senior first baseman Bessie Artino (Bellevue) was named to the first team, while junior second baseman Bridget Moran (Lakewood/Senior) and sophomore center fielder Jami Wagner (Alvada/New Riegel) were second-team honorees, and sophomore left fielder Julie Okorn (Euclid) earned honorable mention.
This marks the first time in school history that four from the Berg have been named All-OAC in the same season.
Artino started all 35 games she appeared in and led the team in nearly every offensive category, including batting average (.406), hits (54), home runs (nine), total bases (95), slugging percentage (.714) and on-base percentage (.436), and set school single-season records with 14 doubles and 52 runs batted-in. Artino finished her career as the school’s all-time leader with 35 doubles, and ranks among the top three with a .412 career batting average (third), 146 hits (third, tied), 101 RBI (second), and 19 home runs (second). In 2012, she logged 17 games with two or more hits and a team-high 16 games with two or more RBI, and recorded the team’s longest hitting streak at 14 games. Artino was a second-team selection a season ago.
Moran started all 38 of the team’s games and made the switch from shortstop to second base midway through the season and went on to hit .277 with 13 RBI and 21 runs scored, led the team with 16 walks, and was a defensive cog up the middle, logging a .935 field percentage. Moran closed the season with a hit in 16 of her last 18 games. Moran was an honorable mention pick a season ago.
Wagner also started all 38 games, was second on the team in hitting (.378), hits (51) and OBP (.422), and led the squad in runs (36), stolen bases (10) and sacrifices (11). She reached base safely in 33 of 38 games and recorded a team-high 18 multi-hit games. Wagner also drove in 11 runs.
Okorn started 36 of the 37 games she played in and was third in the team in hitting (.353), second in doubles (10), fourth in hits (48), runs (26) and slugging percentage (.440), and knocked in 12 runs.
Heidelberg finished the 2012 campaign 18-20 overall and 6-11 in the OAC.