@MemphisSoftball's Bernardino and Harrell Earn All-Conference Honors
May 8, 2013
Bernardino was selected to the all-conference second team, while Harrell was named to the all-freshman team.
After redshirting last year, Bernardino receives her second all-conference selection. The Valencia, Calif., native also earned second team honors in 2010 as a sophomore. She was named to the all-freshman team in 2009.
Bernardino leads the team this season in batting average (.301), runs scored (29), triples (4), on-base percentage (.418), stolen bases (17) and hit by pitch (17). She is second on the team with 12 doubles and has driven in 15 RBI. Her name is scattered throughout the Memphis record book. She holds the school career records in hit by pitch (32) and is second in games started (210), at bats (638), runs scored (103), hits (173), doubles (31), triples (8), walks (72), sac hits (27) and stolen bases (38). Bernardino set a school record with a 21-game reach base streak this year and has hit safely in 21 of the last 24 games.
Harrell earned all-freshman honors after hitting .276 with 15 runs scored and nine stolen bases. The Arlington, Tenn., native led the team with a .419 batting average in conference play and scored six runs with four RBI. Harrell had seven multiple-hit games, including a career high 4-for-5 outing in game one of a doubleheader at Southern Miss. She finished 7-for-8 in the doubleheader with three runs scored and two RBI. Harrell is the 10th Tiger to be named to the all-freshman team with Memphis placing at least one player on the team since its inaugural season in 2006.
Houston catcher Haley Outon was named the C-USA Player of the Year, while Tulsa's Aimee Creger was named the Pitcher of the Year. UAB's Marla Townsend was selected as the Coach of the Year.
Memphis will play No. 2 seeded Houston in the opening game of the Conference USA Championship hosted by Tulsa at the Collins Softball Complex on Thursday at 11 a.m. The winner will advance to play the winner between No. 3 seed Tulsa and No. 6 UCF on Friday at 2 p.m.
2013 Conference USA All-Conference Honors
Player of the Year: Haley Outon, Houston
First Team All-Conference
Second Team All-Conference