Coach Kerr Named Southland's All-Time Pitcher 06-05-2013

Southland conference release

FRISCO, Texas -
UNCG softball assistant coach Sarah Kerr (Dawson), a Southland Hall of Fame member, was named the Southland Conference's all-time pitcher, the league announced last week as part of its 50th anniversary season celebration.

"The Southland Conference has a storied softball history, and our collective success is a big part of the Conference's 50th anniversary celebration," league commissioner Tom Burnett said.  "All members, past and present, have played a big role in our competitive and academic achievements."

In Kerr's first season as an assistant coach at UNCG she helped the program amass 38 victories which is the third highest total in school history. 

Kerr worked primarily with the pitching staff that included two 10-game winners and an All-Southern Conference second team member in Raeanne Hanks. Kerr helped Hanks set career highs in numerous categories including wins (19), innings pitched (191.1), ERA (2.34), strikeouts (176), complete games (17), games started (32) and shutouts (4). Kerr guided Hanks throughout a spectacular run during the SoCon tournament where she compiled 24 scoreless innings before allowing one earned run with two shutouts. Hanks collected numerous accolades during the season including two-straight SoCon Pitcher of the Month awards, a SoCon Pitcher of the Week and was named SoCon Tournament Most Outstanding Player.

In her ULM career, Kerr was a four-time all-Southland choice from 1994-97, and was the 1994 and 1997 Player of the Year, and earned 1996 and 1997 all-Tournament honors.  She is the Southland and ULM's all-time wins leader in a season (45) and career (120), and also holds the league's strikeout marks in a season (445) and career (1,280).  The also set league standards for games pitched (187) and completed (151).

She led the Warhawks to their only NCAA tournament appearance in 1997.




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