Brooke Hofer and Ashley Janssen Selected to 2013 Pella Regional All-Tournament Team
St. Louis, Mo., May 13, 2013 – Freshman pitcher/infielder Brooke Hofer and senior outfielder Ashley Janssen of the Washington University in St. Louis softball team were named to the 2013 NCAA Division III Pella Regional All-Tournament Team, as announced by Central College. Janssen was also a selection to the 2010 DePauw Regional All-Tournament Team.
Hofer batted a team-best .500 (6-for-12) with three RBIs and hit safely in all three games as the Bears posted a 1-2 record at the Pella Regional. She was 3-for-6 with two RBIs in a 7-6 10-inning victory over No. 12 Coe College in the first round Thursday. Hofer went 1-for-2 in a 5-0 loss to No. 8 St. Thomas Friday, and was 2-for-4 with an RBI in the season-ending 3-2 nine-inning loss to Augustana College Saturday.
Hofer also posted a 1-1 record on the mound with a 1.38 earned run average in 20 1/3 innings pitched. She picked up the win in relief against Coe, tossing 5 2/3 innings allowing three hits and one earned run. Hofer also pitched 5 2/3 innings allowing six hits and no runs in relief in the loss to No. 8 St. Thomas Friday. She picked up the loss against Augustana, tossing the first complete game of her career allowing 11 hits and three earned runs.
Janssen hit .429 (6-for-14) with a pair of runs scored and an RBI, and hit safely in all three games for Washington U. She went 4-for-7 with two runs scored and drove in the game-winning run in the 10th in the Bears’ 7-6 win over No. 12 Coe. She was also 1-for-3 in the loss to No. 8 St. Thomas and 1-for-4 in the season-ending defeat to Augustana. Janssen reached base in the final 36 games.
Washington University finished the 2013 season with a 31-14 overall record, and qualified for the NCAA Tournament for the 11th time in the last 12 years. The Bears also placed second in the University Athletic Association (UAA) with a 5-3 mark.
Pella Regional All-Tournament Team
2B Kimmy Hassel, St. Thomas
C Emily Gregory, St. Thomas
LF Laura Behnke, Augustana
P Ashley Anderson, Augustana
3B Danielle Glixman, Fontbonne
C Abby Flannagan, Coe
3B Brianna Hull, Coe
P Brooke Hofer, Washington U.
CF Ashley Janssen, Washington U.
P Nicole Starkson, Bethany Lutheran
P Jackie Sernek, Cornell
DP Abbey Strajack, Central
P Mallory Schulenberg, Central
Most Outstanding Player - Mallory Schulenberg, Central