Two NPCC softball players picked for NFCA team

North Platte native and NPCC infielder, Willow Chitty, was named to the NFCA team (Credit: MPCC Athletics)
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NORTH PLATTE, Neb. - Two North Platte Community College softball players were named to the National Fastpitch Coaches Association NJCAA Division II all-Midwest Region squad.

Sophomore Willow Chitty (North Platte) and sophomore Emily Marsden (Papillion) were both selected to the All-Midwest Region’s second team.

A total of 91 players in the country from 29 schools were selected to each of the country’s three NJCAA regions.

Among Chitty’s honors this year, she was named Region IX Division II Offensive Player of the Year and was named to the All-Region IX team and the Region IX tournament team.

She led all Region IX Division II hitters with a.575 batting average with seven homeruns and 48 RBIs. She had 153 at bats, scored 43 runs, 18 doubles, 15 stolen bases, 131 total bases, had a .594 on-base percentage and slugged .856. Her 88 hits this season were the second best in the nation among players from 131 Division II schools. Her batting average was third best in the nation and her on-base percentage fifth in the nation.

Marsden batted .441 and in 159 plate appearances had 60 hits, eight doubles, three home runs, 14 steals and 24 RBIs to go along with a .503 on-base percentage and a.581 slugging mark.

She also appeared in 28 games as a pitcher, starting 12 with a 6-9 record and a 5.84 ERA in 92.1 innings. She struck out 68 hitters (second most in the region) with nine complete games, also second best in the region. She was named to the Region IX all-tournament team.