Anastos Named All-Tournament

By Doug Fitzgerald published February 18, 2010

University of Colorado at Colorado Springs first baseman Jessika Anastos was named to the all-Montana State University Billings Desert Stinger Tournament first team, tournament officials announced Thursday.

The senior from Broomfield, Colo., went 5-for-16 with two doubles and two home runs over the five games that the Mountain Lions played at the tournament. She had five RBIs and a .875 slugging percentage.

Lexi Stephens, of Saint Edward's University, was the leading vote getter and named the tournament's Most Outstanding Player. Stephens, a junior from Baytown, TX, hit .632 in the tournament with eight runs scored on 12 hits and two RBI. She swiped three bags on four attempts and had a .684 slugging percentage during the three day tournament. Stephens' best performance was against Fort Lewis College, going 3-for-4 with a run scored and two steals.

Other top vote getters were Kaleigh Starr of Colorado School of Mines, Diana Cezeaux of Saint Edward's and Joslyn Eugenio of Saint Martin's University. Starr recorded five hits, three runs and a pair of home runs, hitting .313 for the tournament.

Cezeaux had one of the top pitching performances of the tournament, going 2-1 with a 0.67 ERA in three appearances. She threw 21.0 innings allowing four runs, two earned, on nine hits, striking out 26. Batters Cezeaux faced had a .129 average as she completed a pair of shutouts and threw a one-hitter against Fort Lewis.

Eugenio supplied a lot of the Saint's offense during their five games, hitting .500 for the tournament with a .875 slugging percentage and a .556 on base percentage. She was 8-for-16 with three runs, three doubles, a home run and four RBI.

Montana State University Billings Desert Stinger Tournament

All-Tournament First Team
Name - School
Lexi Stephens-Saint Edward's
Kaleigh Starr-Colorado School of Mines
Diana Cezeaux-Saint Edward's
Joslyn Eugenio-Saint Martin's
Kelly Parsons-Montana State Billings
Katie Bolin-Chadron State
Taryn Munoz-Saint Mary's (TX)
Jessika Anastos-UC-Colorado Springs
Ashley Lokey-Academy of Art
Kaycee Hoffman-Montana State Billings

Second Team
Name-School
Kaitlynn Barnes-Western New Mexico
Bailie Hicken-Dixie State
Tanya Groff-New Mexico Highlands
Kanani Numata-Hawaii Hilo
Traci Fransen-Augustana (SD)
Kristina Barr-Western New Mexico
Libby Balogh-Colorado School of Mines
Jordan Willis-Fort Lewis
Kaycee Gamez-Grand Canyon
Heather Haas-Saint Mary's (TX)

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