Patriot pair named to All-PBC Softball Team

Florence, SC - From Francis Marion University:

FLORENCE, SC – Two members of the Francis Marion University softball team were recently named to the 2010 Peach Belt Conference All-Conference Team.

Sophomore second baseman Ashley Jaramillo was named to the first team as an at-large selection, while sophomore center fielder Destinea Schneider was selected to the second team.

The two have helped Francis Marion to a 34-14 record. After making their first-ever PBC Tournament championship game appearance this past weekend, the Patriots are now awaiting the May 9 announcement of the NCAA Division II National Tournament field to see if they will receive an at-large invitation.

Jaramillo, a native of Canyon Country, Calif., is batting .344 and leading the FMU squad with 11 doubles, five home runs, and 43 runs batted in.  She stole five bases and struck out only nine times in 174 plate appearances.  She has compiled a .543 slugging percentage and a .402 on-base percentage, while posting a .980 fielding percentage with only five errors.

Among Peach Belt players, she ranked fifth in RBIs and triples, sixth in doubles and hit-by-pitches, ninth in sacrifice flies, 10th in hits, 11th in total bases, and 18th in batting average.

Jaramillo recorded 16 multi-hit games and 13 multi-RBI games, had a team-high 12-game hitting streak during the regular season, and batted a robust .773 (17-for-22) with a runner on third base and less than two outs.  She has started every game in her two-year career (99 games).

Schneider, a product of Jacksonville, Fla., owns a .338 batting average (20th-best in the PBC) with 26 runs scored, 11 stolen bases, and six RBIs.  She has a .411 on-base percentage and registered five outfield assists along with a .968 fielding percentage.

Schneider recorded 14 multi-hit games.

Schneider attended Tallahassee Community College last season.

Jaramillo was a second-team All-League performer at Golden Valley High School, while Schneider is a former All-Star Game selection at Jacksonville's Edward White High School.  Schneider was also a three-time All-Region honoree at Greenway (Ariz.) High School.