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Three Pitt softball players named to All-ACC teams

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Pitt's softball season likely came to an end as the Panthers were eliminated in the first game of the ACC Tournament last week by the Florida State Seminoles. Three players finished the regular season with a few honors, however, as they were named to All-ACC teams.

Leading the way was sophomore outfielder Erin Hershman. She was named to the First Team after leading the team with a .415 batting average and with 27 hits in ACC play. Starting all 52 games, she also led the team with 12 doubles and was second on the team in batting average, hitting .366 across the entire season.

Infielder Maggie Sevilla landed on the second team after a remarkable career where she set a new Pitt record for career at bats and finished in second place in several categories, including career hits, home runs, runs, hits, and RBI. This year, she finished in third place on the team with 11 home runs and a .351 batting average.

Pitcher Jenna Modic also made the second team. On the mound she was a modest 7-10 with three saves and a 3.88 ERA. But she also excelled as a hitter, batting .329 and finishing second on the team with 12 home runs.

Missing was sophomore/infielder Giorgiana Zeremenko. Zeremenko had a huge season for the team with 17 home runs (setting a new school record and finishing 16th in the nation in that category), while also leading the team with a .392 batting average, 111 total bases, and 52 runs batted in. Part of the reason for her omission may have been that she cooled off considerably in conference play where only four of her home runs came while her average dropped more than .100 points, hitting .283. Still, being left out seemed odd considering her big year overall.

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