Softball: Rodarte Earns SCIAC Pitcher Of The Year; Four Sagehens Earn All-SCIAC

Softball: Rodarte Earns SCIAC Pitcher Of The Year; Four Sagehens Earn All-SCIAC

CLAREMONT, CA. – Senior Liz Rodarte earned Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) Pitcher of the Year while four Sagehens earn All-SCIAC honors as announced by the league office.

The Sagehens had three players earn First Team All-SCIAC with Rodarte as a pitcher, junior Izzy Deatherage as a shortstop and first-year Megan Otsuka who made first team as a utility player. Pomona-Pitzer also had one player earn Second Team All-SCIAC with sophomore Karina Falkstrom as a catcher.

Rodarte ends her career as a four-time First Team All-SCIAC selection, the first Sagehen to ever accomplish the feat. Rodarte appeared in 108.1 innings over 24 conference games. She logged a 12-1 record and added two saves and finished the 2019 season with a 2.20 ERA. She also struck out 97 batters en route to helping Pomona-Pitzer secure the second seed in the upcoming conference postseason tournament.

Deatherage earned First Team All-SCIAC honors after another impressive season with the Sagehens. She led the SCIAC in RBIs with 47 and posted a .354 average with a team-high eight home runs and 12 doubles. Otsuka also earned First Team All-SCIAC for the Sagehens in her first collegiate season. Otsuka led the Sagehens with a .447 average and hit five homers with 23 RBIs.

Falkstrom earned Second Team All-SCIAC this season as a catcher for the Sagehens. Falkstrom tallied a .318 average with 23 RBIs and 21 walks.

The Sagehens ended the regular season in second place and will take part in the SCIAC Postseason Tournament against the No. 3 seed Chapman Panthers on Friday, Mary 3rd at CMS.

All-SCIAC Release