Brooke & Kelly
FOREST GROVE – Pacific University infielders Brooke Fogwell (Sr., Beaverton, Ore.) and Kelly Nishitomi (Sr., Kaneohe, Hawaii) have been recognized for excellence on the field and in the classroom with selection to the ESPN The Magazine/CoSIDA Academic All-District VIII Team, which was released on Thursday.
Fogwell capped her career with a fourth straight All-NWC selection and another solid season at the plate. Fogwell finished the year hitting .331 with 42 hits, 22 runs, seven doubles, 10 home runs and 39 RBIs. She tied for 13th nationally with her 10 home runs as well as tying for 48th with 0.26 home runs per game and tied for 78th with one RBI per game. Fogwell smashed grand slams against George Fox on Apr. 14 and Whitworth on Apr. 17 and finished the season with 10 multi-hit games.
Honestly I had more fun learning and working with you more than anyone. Thank you so much for helping me improve my swing as well as becoming flat out confident at the plate. Im going to miss you too, YOU DA MAN! I will definitely keep in touch 🙂
Nishitomi saw a four-year starting career come to an end this season while maintaining a 3.78 grade point average as a major in exercise science. An Honorable Mention All-Northwest Conference selection this year, her third selection to the team in four years, Nishitomi saved her best hitting performance for her senior season. She finished fourth for the Boxers with a .366 average, including 41 hits, 25 runs and 13 runs batted in, all as the team’s No. 2 hitter. She finished with 11 multi-hit games, capped by a 4 for 4 effort against Willamette on Mar. 21.
A very defensively solid second baseman, Nishitomi committed just nine errors in her four-year career in 378 total chances. In addition to the CoSIDA honor, Nishitomi has been selected three times as a National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) All-America Scholar-Athlete.
“Kelly is well deserving of this honor as she has been academic standout all four years at Pacific,” Hill said. “It’s not a coincidence that she also has a great understanding of the game of softball. She is one of our most instinctive players.”
Thank you Sparky! I really owe all my hitting success to you!