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Fefel, Brummell Earn All-Conference Honors; Mason, Bernheimer Tabbed to All-Rookie Team
Fefel is batting a team-best .387 with 60 hits, 10 doubles, 10 home runs and a conference-high 44 RBI. She is slugging .658 with 102 total bases, and she has reached base at a 45.5 percent clip. Fefel has also pitched to an 11-4 record with a 3.25 ERA and 78 strikeouts in 99.0 innings of work this season. Earlier in the week, she was named co-team MVP, as well as UMBC’s Most Outstanding Female Athlete of 2009 at the athletic department’s annual varsity awards banquet.
An All-Rookie Team selection last season, Brummell raised her average .100 points in 2009, batting .367 with a team-high 61 hits and 34 runs scored, as well as a UMBC single-season record 20 doubles. The Retrievers’ leadoff hitter, she has reached base at a 41.5 percent clip, second only to Fefel. Brummell is even better against America East opponents, batting .385 and slugging .646 with 11 extra-base hits. She was also named co-team MVP earlier in the week.
Mason is batting .255 with nine RBI in 51 at-bats. She earned an America East Rookie of the Week award on March 30. Bernheimer is batting .269 with two doubles in 26 at-bats. She has not made an error in 100 chances behind the plate.
The fourth-seeded Retrievers, who advanced to their fourth straight America East Championships with a two-game sweep of