For Immediate Release
May 3, 2018
Cameron University Athletics
Kenton Means – Sports Information Director
SAN ANGELO, Texas – The Lone Star Conference end of the year softball awards were handed out on Thursday night at the conference tournament banquet, and five Aggies softball players received honors from the league office.
All-LSC Teams and Awards
Brenna Busby, Rylee Willmon, Callie Busby, Annie Combs, and Bethany Hines were all selected to an All-Conference team, while Willmon was named a Co-Newcomer of the Year.
Brenna Busby, who was a first team selection at shortstop for the second straight year, led Cameron at the plate, hitting .365 with 46 runs scored, 50 hits, 10 doubles, two triples, 13 homers, and 32 RBI during the regular season. She also leads the team with 20 stolen bases, which has her as the only player in the LSC ranked in the top-10 in the conference in homers and stolen bases.
Rylee Willmon was not only selected as a Newcomer of the Year, but also a second team All-LSC selection. The junior leads CU with a 2.18 ERA, and is 16-8 with 97 strikeouts in 154.1 innings pitched. She has recorded 15 complete games with four shutouts, and also has two saves on her resume. Willmon has held the opposition to hitting .262 against her and has given up just 14 homers in 603 at bats.
Callie Busby improved from a third team selection last year to be named to the All-LSC second team as a sophomore. The Aggie backstop has started every game behind the plate since stepping onto campus, and this season, she is hitting .321 with 24 runs scored, 10 doubles, seven homers, and a team best 36 RBI. She also boasts a .989 fielding percentage with 247 putouts and 22 defensive assists.
Receiving her first All-Conference honor on Thursday night was senior third baseman Annie Combs. Combs, who was selected to the All-LSC third team, is batting .331 with 21 runs scored, 12 doubles, one triple, eight home runs, and 31 RBI in 2018. She has started over 150 straight games at the hot corner for the Black and Gold, and this year has a fielding percentage of .971 with 80 assists and 56 putouts.
Cameron’s other third team All-LSC selection was pitcher Bethany Hines. Hines has been a strikeout machine for CU this season, punching out 120 batters while compiling a 2.66 ERA and a 13-7 record in 134.1 innings of work. The sophomore, who was a second team selection last season, has held the opposition to hitting .247 against her and has 13 complete games, five shutouts, and three saves in 2018.
Additionally, Texas A&M-Commerce’s Mariah Jameyson was named the LSC’s Player of the Year, while Angelo State’s Brandy Marlett and Tarleton State’s Jordan Withrow were named Co-Pitchers of the Year. Also selected as a Newcomer of the Year with CU’s Willmon was TSU’s Tanna Huie, as the TexAnns made night of it with the individual awards with Georgia Campbell being selected the league’s Freshman of the Year and Withrow taking home the Academic Player of the Year honor. Lastly, for the second straight year and the seventh time overall, the Rambelles’ Travis Scott was named the LSC Coach of the Year.
Cameron and the rest of the conference will begin the LSC Championship on Friday morning, with Texas A&M-Kingsville and TAMUC playing the opening game at 11 a.m. The Aggies will face Tarleton State for the second first round game at 1:30 p.m.