KINGSPORT,TN - The Appalachain Athletic Conference announced the 2012-2013 members of the AAC all-conference teams for softball. Columbia grabbed 5 second team all conference honors and 8 were named to the all-academic team.
Newcomer, Rochelle Lyda was named AAC conference Golden Glove Infielder of the year. Lyda's stats backed up the honor as she finished the regular season with a fielding percentage of .974, 209 Put Outs, and tallied only 6 errors. Lyda's impressive defense couldn't help the Fighting Koalas this morning as they fell to Milligan in the first round.
Columbia began the AAC tournament today with a surprising loss to Milligan College 5-2. The upset to the No. 5 seed came after Columbia had swept the Lady Buffs in their previous meeting earlier in the regular season. Tied 2-2 in the 5th inning, Milligan hit a 2 run homerun in the 6th to go ahead before closing the game out in the 7th 5-2. The loss pushes Columbia to face the Lady Bulldogs of Union College tomorrow in Kingsport, TN at 11:00 a.m.