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USAO's Kristen Prieto looks to make a play on defense in a game from the 2019 season.

Softball players and baseball players from the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma recently received postseason honors for their play during 2019.

The NAIA recently announced All-Americans for both softball and baseball. The National Fastpitch Coaches Association also announced All-Americans for 2019. 

Three USAO softball players were named All-Americans by the NAIA. Two of those three players were also two of the three All-Americans named by the NFCA.

In softball, Kristen Prieto and Emily Cerny were the two players to be named All-Americans by both organizations. 

Prieto received first-team honors as an infielder in the NAIA selections and at third base in the NFCA selections. Her 66 RBIs on offense were the sixth most in the NAIA, and she was named Sooner Athletic Conference Newcomer of the Year.

Cerny received first-team honors at the pitcher position from the NAIA and received an at-large spot on the NFCA's first team. The SAC Pitcher of the Year's .65 ERA ranked second in the NAIA.

Randa Hatter received second-team honors from the NAIA committee as a designated player. Hatter finished the season ranked in the top five in home runs with 17.

Receiving at-large second-team honors from the NFCA was Destinie Lookout. She ranked fourth in the NAIA in RBIs with 69.

As for baseball, the Drovers had one first-team All-American, one second-team All-American and one honorable mention from the NAIA committee. 

Along with being named an NAIA first-team All-American, Colton Williams was named NAIA Pitcher of the Year after finishing the season without a loss. He finished the season with a 16-0 record, and those 16 wins led the NAIA.

Williams was also named the SAC Pitcher of the Year.

Matt Merrill received second-team honors in the NAIA after a strong freshman season. Merrill finished the season with an 11-3 record and 2.50 ERA.

Luis Pelayo ended up being named honorable mention for the Drovers. Pelayo ended the season with a .393 batting average to go along with eight home runs and 64 RBIs.

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