Rogers State’s Andrea Morales has been named an All-American by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association after a dominant 2021 season, as the organization announced its All-American teams Tuesday afternoon.
Morales becomes the first Hillcat to be named an NFCA All-American, which is voted on by the coaches. The junior right hander was selected to the third team. Morales, who earns the second All-American honor of her career, was also named a Fastpitch News All-American in 2019.
The El Paso, Texas native has headlined the honors for the Hillcats this postseason. She was named the D2CCA Pitcher of the Year and was selected to the D2CCA All-Region team last week. She was also named the 2021 Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association Pitcher of the Year and was selected to the top 30 watch list for player and pitcher of the year by the NFCA.
In the circle, Morales led the Hillcats to a 34-15-1 record and a run to the MIAA Championship Game. She went 23-6, while striking out 232 batters and was MIAA Pitcher of the Week three times during the season. Morales finished the season with a 1.74 earned run average and a WHIP of just .90. She finished with nine shutouts and had just 35 walks allowed in 185 innings of work.
Morales had multiple noteworthy highlights during the season, including a one-hitter at No. 4 Texas-Tyler early in the season. She also threw a one-hitter on the final day of the regular season against Washburn.
Morales also set a school record with 25.1 consecutive scoreless innings, breaking her own record of 22.1 innings, during the middle of the season, which included a shutout of No. 2 Texas A&M-Commerce. The streak had three-consecutive shutouts.
During the scoreless inning streak, Morales tossed a dozen 1-2-3 innings, including two innings where she struck out the side on nine pitches. On the season, Morales tossed a total of 71 1-2-3 innings, including 12 innings where she struck out the side.
To view the complete NFCA Release and see the All-American Teams, click here.
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