Nebraska Freshmen Named Regional All-Americans

Infielder Carson Fischer and pitcher/infielder Courtney Wallace, who will both be freshmen on the Nebraska softball team in the fall, have been named Regional All-Americans by Premier Girls Fastpitch.

Fischer was a four-year varsity starter and letterwinner for Lincoln Southwest High School and helped her team to four state tournament appearances. In 2017, she had a record-setting season for the Silverhawks. The Denton, Neb., native had 86 hits to set the Class A single-season record that was 76, prior to the start of the season. Additionally, she set a new all-class record for most RBIs in a season (73) and finished with a .960 slugging percentage and a .570 batting average – the second-highest single-season batting average in Lincoln Southwest history. As a senior, she helped lead her team to a runner-up finish at the 2017 Class A state tournament. Following the season, she was voted by her teammates as the honorary team captain, the most outstanding player, the best defensive player and best teammate.

Wallace played four years on varsity for Papillion-La Vista High School and played club ball for Nebraska Gold. She helped Papillion-La Vista to the Class A State Tournament each of her four years. The Monarchs finished runner-up in 2016, before claiming the title in 2017. As a senior, she posted a 18-1 record, with an ERA of 0.28 and 162 strikeouts in 2017. Her ERA was the lowest ERA recorded in the state since the pitching mound moved from 40 feet to 43 feet. At the plate, she hit .504 and had nine homeruns, 10 doubles, four triples, 35 RBIs, 45 runs scored and 14 stolen bases. She helped her team to the 2017 state title with a 16-4 win over Lincoln Southwest by hitting a leadoff solo homer to begin an 11-run, 10-hit inning for the Monarchs.

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