TERRE HAUTE, IND. -- Rose-Hulman Institute of
Technology freshman Carly Heibel (Fort Wayne/Lakewood
Park) capped a standout first year of college softball
with first-team all-Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference honors
to lead the Fightin' Engineer postseason award winners.
Junior Brianne Widmoyer (Elkhart/Central)
earned honorable mention all-league honors, and sophomore
Jenna Martinek (Troy, Mo./Buchanan) claimed a spot
on the all-sportsmanship team.
Heibel batted .402 as a freshman and slugged at a .661 clip to
rank third in single-season school history. She finished
second in Rose-Hulman history in single-season doubles (16) and
home runs (5), and was fifth all-time with 51 hits.
In the pitching circle, Heibel finished 5-7 overall with six
complete games and a shutout against Defiance on the final day of
the regular season that earned her HCAC Pitcher of the Week
honors. She finished with a 4.30 earned run average and 55
strikeouts in 84.2 innings.
Widmoyer batted .336 for the season with 43 hits
and 10 doubles, along with a .393 on-base average. She also
led the pitching staff with 11 complete games, 55 strikeouts and a
4.17 earned run average.
Martinek batted .236 for the season with 30 hits and six doubles
and started all 40 games for Rose-Hulman as a sophomore.
The Fightin' Engineers finished fifth in the HCAC softball
standings this spring at 7-9 and were 14-26 overall.