FAYETTEVILLE – University of Arkansas senior Blaire Perry was named to the National Fastpitch Coaches Association South All-Region Team, the organization announced Thursday, May 18. Perry was selected as a utility player and she is the first Lady Razorback to earn first team honors
Perry led the Lady’Backs with 50 hits and a .301 batting average while also posting a career-high 88 strikeouts in the circle. The Vancouver, Wash., native also played in the infield and outfield.
Arkansas softball head coach Jamie Pinkerton said he was happy for Perry, who can now be considered for all-American honors.
“I think it’s a great honor,” he said. “It shows she’s a versatile athlete. I’m proud of her. I’m glad to see her recognized by my peers for what she did not only this year but for the five years she’s been here.”
Perry is the first Lady’Back to earn all-region honors since Brett Erickson was named to second-team in 2000. In her final season, Perry guided the team to its first Southeastern Conference Tournament appearance since 2002. Arkansas finished with a 26-35 overall record, which is the best team record since 2002. In SEC play, the Lady’Backs went 10-19 and was the seventh seed in the tournament.
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