Walters tabbed for all-region squad

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PEMBROKE — Abbey Walters, a 2013 West Bladen High graduate and currently a junior at The University of North Carolina at Pembroke, was recently named to the National Fast-Pitch Coaches Association Div. II All-Region Team.

After two stellar seasons playing at Southeastern Community College in Whiteville, Walters turned in a spectacular season for the Lady Braves and was an All-Peach Belt Conference first-teamer.

The NFCA selected Walters for one of three outfield positions on the Southeast Region’s second team.

Walters, who split time with UNCP as a right fielder and pitcher, led the Lady Braves in several categories — including a .396 batting average, 72 hits, 16 doubles, four triples, eight home runs, 42 RBIs, 120 total bases, .659 slugging percentage, .420 on-base percentage and 26 stolen bases.

Walters, who started all 54 games for UNCP, was in the top five of seven offensive categories in the peach Belt Conference and another three categories in the top 10. She registered a team-high 25 multi-hit and 13 multi-RBI games this season, while racking up a 14-game hitting streak at one point.

In the circle, Walters compiled an 8-5 record with 82.2 innings pitched with a 2.71 ERA. She struck out 48 batters and walked only one. The righty also twirled a no-hitter late in the season in helping to lead the Lady Braves to an overall 29-24-1 record.

W. Curt Vincent can be reached by calling 910-862-4163.

W. Curt Vincent

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