After posting a runner-up finish in last weekend’s Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Softball Tournament, the Gustavus Adolphus softball team was rewarded Monday with four selections to the All-Tournament Team. Pitcher Joyce DeWitz (Jr., Good Thunder, Minn.) and second baseman Julie Mahre (So., White Bear Lake, Minn.) were honored for the second straight year, while catcher Erin Ge (Shorewood, Minn.) and third baseman Whitney Bartolo (So., Anoka, Minn.) picked up honors for the first time.
DeWitz, who took the decision in all four Gustie tournament games, pitched 23 of a possible 27 innings, including three complete games. DeWitz, who posted an ERA of 2.43, allowed eight runs on 16 hits while walking eight and striking out 21.
Mahre hit .417 (5-12) to lead the Gusties with a double, a triple and four RBI in four starts. Her double in the eighth inning drove in Ge for the winning run in Friday afternoon’s 2-1 first-round win over Saint Mary’s. Mahre also drove in both Gustavus in Friday evening’s 6-2 loss to St. Thomas. She was also error-free in 21 chances at second base.
Bartolo played in only three games, starting two, but hit .400 (2-5) with three runs scored. Used as a pinch-runner in the Friday win over Saint Mary’s, Bartolo scored the game’s first run. Bartolo also scored one run in Friday’s loss to St. Thomas and Saturday morning’s 3-0 win over Saint Mary’s in an elimination game.
Ge started all four games during the weekend, two at catcher and two at designated player, hitting .333 (2-6). Her three sacrifice hits during the tournament were a team-high and she was errorless in 16 chances behind the plate.