SSU’s Lipperd named to All-West regional team

By MICHAEL COIT
THE PRESS DEMOCRAT

Sonoma State ace Samantha Lipperd was selected to the All-West Region First Team by both Daktronics and the National Fastpitch Coaches Association.

A two-time California Collegiate Athletic Association pitcher of the year, Lipperd went 23-12 and was fourth in the CCAA with a 2.01 earned run average. The senior from Boulder Creek led the conference in strikeouts for the third consecutive season, and her career total of 1,090 tops the NCAA Division II record book for active players. She has 22 career, single-season and single-game pitching records.

Hayley Condon earned first-team Daktronics honors and made the coaches association second team. Condon, a junior from Santa Monica, was a standout utility player, batting .341 with eight doubles, two home runs and 20 RBIs on the season. She was 11 for 11 in stolen base attempts.

Ali Palermo was a second-team choice by both groups. A senior first baseman from Redwood City, Palermo led Sonoma State’s offense, batting .397 with a .726 slugging percentage and a .448 on-base percentage. She holds the school career and single-season records for home runs (37 career, 14 this year) and runs batted in (147 career, 56 this year).

Also making both second teams was Vanessa Currie, a senior outfielder from San Diego.

Sonoma State went 37-21 overall, making the NCAA tournament for the sixth time in seven seasons after finishing third in the CCAA. Falling in the West Regionals, the Seawolves finished the season ranked fourth in the region.

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