Lewis, Marmo, Meekins Named All-CAC

Lewis, Marmo, Meekins Named All-CAC

YORK, Pa. – Three members of the York College softball team earned distinction on the All-Capital Athletic Conference first and second teams, the league announced on Tuesday.

Sophomore Ginger Lewis was one of three pitchers to be named to the first team, while junior Joanna Marmo and freshman Ashley Meekins earned second-team honors.

After an impressive rookie campaign that placed Lewis on the All-CAC second team a year ago, she stood out again in her second year in the circle for the Spartans. In 157.1 innings, she finished with a 2.49 ERA, and allowed just 69 runs, 56 of them earned, on 125 hits and 45 walks, while striking out an outstanding 178 batters, the most in the conference and 50 more than the second most. Her 178 strikeouts also were tied for the 11th-most in all of Division III.

Lewis opened the season with one of her two complete-game no hitters against Alverno in a 3-0 win while striking out seven and walking just two. Later, on April 5 against PSU-Harrisburg in CAC play, she threw 10 innings without allowing a hit and walked just one while striking out eight in a 1-0 victory. She finished her sophomore season 14-7 with four saves.

Marmo led York in hits and batting average of those with at least 100 at-bats on the season, going .336 with 24 RBI, 18 runs scored, five doubles and four homers. In seven games, she's driven in multiple runs and had 11 games of more than one hit.

In a doubleheader against Frostburg St., Marmo went 6-for-8 on the day with a double in each game. She also erupted against Mary Washington for four hits, going 4-for-4 with a pair of runs scored and two RBI. 

Meekins is the only freshman to earn second-team All-CAC distinction, and one of only three to earn conference honors. She hit .331 with 37 runs scored, 33 RBI with seven doubles, seven triples and eight homers, tied for the most in the conference.

She impressed throughout the season, ripping Albright for a 2-for-2 day with a pair of runs and four RBI on a double and a homer. In a CAC Tournament win over Salisbury, Meekins was 2-for-4 with three RBI on a double and long ball.

York went 27-16-1 under Head Coach Jen Petteys in 2018, and reached yet another CAC Tournament, where they earned a pair of wins.