Northwestern State’s Delafield, Jones, St. Clair reel in Southland All-Conference recognition

By Bud Denega, Sports Information Graduate Assistant

The Southland Conference announced its All-Conference teams Monday. A trio of Northwestern State players were honored.

Junior E.C. Delafield led the way, garnering first-team All-Conference at the utility position. She did it all for the Lady Demons, both in the circle and at the plate.

Delafield owned a team-best 1.99 ERA in 109 innings pitched. She held a 10-4 record with nine complete games and 90 strikeouts.

Delafield also laid claim to the second-highest batting average on the team at .315. That came equipped with eight doubles, two home runs and 20 RBIs.

Northwestern State had a pair of third-team selections. Junior second baseman Cayla Jones and senior outfielder Kaitlyn St. Clair were honored.

This marks Jones’ third time being named all-conference. She came on strong toward the end of the regular season, finishing with a .309 batting average, seven doubles, one triple, four homers and 24 RBIs.

St. Clair reeled in all-conference recognition for the first time in her career. She batted .306 with five doubles, four homers and 14 RBIs.

The No. 4-seeded Lady Demons open Southland Conference play Tuesday against the winner between No. 5-seeded Southeastern Louisiana and No. 8-seeded Abilene Christian.

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