Chitwood, Mabry earn NFCA first-team all-region honors

Chitwood, Mabry earn NFCA first-team all-region honors

Louisville, Ky. -- Two University of Lynchburg sluggers earned first-team spots on the National Fastpitch Coaches Association's Division III All-Atlantic Region team, the NFCA announced Wednesday afternoon.

Senior first baseman Mackenzie Chitwood (Ferrum, Va.) and senior third baseman Taylor Mabry (Bassett, Va.) both become two-time all-region honorees with the announcement.

Chitwood is in the midst of the most productive offensive season in Lynchburg softball history, already surpassing Hornet and Old Dominion Athletic Conference records with 21 home runs and 69 RBI. She is hitting .396 in 49 games with a team-high 61 hits. The all-region honor tacks onto a long list of awards for Chitwood in 2019, including the NCAA Virginia Beach Regional's Most Outstanding Player and first-team All-ODAC accolades.

Mabry earns her repeat spot on the first team with career-highs in home runs (15), RBI (40), hits (57), runs (36) and walks (29). The former All-American was on the regional and ODAC all-tournament teams and was a first-team all-conference selection.

RELATED: 2019 NFCA Division III All-Region Teams

The two power hitters played a huge role in Lynchburg's second-ever NCAA regional title, combining for 11 home runs and 27 RBI in postseason play with a combined .411 batting average.

The 17th-ranked Hornets will play host to No. 18 Emory University in the Lynchburg, Virginia Super Regional this coming weekend. Game 1 is scheduled for Friday, May 17 at 2 p.m. with Games 2 and 3, if necessary, scheduled for Saturday.

Lynchburg enters the Super Regional with a 36-13 record in 2019 and earned an at-large bid to the NCAA tournament, the team's seventh national tournament appearance.

RELATED: No. 17 softball to play host to Emory U. in Super Regional

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--LYN--

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Sat Aug 24
11:30 AM
Lynchburg
at Virginia St.
Scrimmage
Sat Aug 24
12:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Shippensburg
Scrimmage
Fri Aug 30
at Liberty University Challenge
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Fri Aug 30
3:30 PM
Mary Baldwin
vs. Lynchburg
@ Eastern Mennonite University, Harrisonburg, Va. Route 42 Classic
Fri Aug 30
5:30 PM
Bryn Mawr
vs. Lynchburg
@ Eastern Mennonite University, Harrisonburg, Va. Route 42 Classic
Fri Aug 30
7:00 PM
Roanoke
vs. Lynchburg
Shellenberger Classic -- Non-conference match
Sat Aug 31
10:00 AM
Meredith
vs. Lynchburg
@ Eastern Mennonite University, Harrisonburg, Va. Route 42 Classic
Sat Aug 31
1:00 PM
Lebanon Valley
vs. Lynchburg
Sat Aug 31
2:00 PM
Catholic
vs. Lynchburg
@ Eastern Mennonite University, Harrisonburg, Va. Route 42 Classic
Sat Aug 31
3:00 PM
Lynchburg
vs. Johns Hopkins
@ Salem, Va. Roanoke College Kickoff
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Wed Aug 21
7:30 PM
Randolph
vs. Lynchburg
Scrimmage
Fri Aug 30
7:00 PM
Roanoke
vs. Lynchburg
Shellenberger Classic -- Non-conference match
Sat Sep 07
5:00 PM
Maryville (Tenn.)
vs. Lynchburg
@ Salem, Va. Roanoke Invitational
Sun Sep 08
4:30 PM
Regent
vs. Lynchburg
Wed Sep 11
7:00 PM
Mary Washington
vs. Lynchburg
Fri Sep 13
7:00 PM
Oglethorpe
vs. Lynchburg
Wed Sep 18
7:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Chris. Newport
Sat Sep 21
1:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Catholic
Wed Sep 25
7:00 PM
Washington and Lee
vs. Lynchburg
Non-conference match
Sat Sep 28
6:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Roanoke
Wed Oct 02
4:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Bridgewater (Va.)
Non-conference match
Wed Oct 09
7:00 PM
Randolph-Macon
vs. Lynchburg
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Sat Aug 31
3:00 PM
Lynchburg
vs. Johns Hopkins
@ Salem, Va. Roanoke College Kickoff
Sun Sep 01
3:00 PM
Mt. St. Mary (N.Y.)
vs. Lynchburg
@ Salem, Va. Roanoke College Kickoff
Sat Sep 07
12:00 PM
Maryville (Tenn.)
vs. Lynchburg
Shellenberger Classic -- Match 1
Sun Sep 08
2:00 PM
Kalamazoo
vs. Lynchburg
Shellenberger Classic -- Match 3
Sat Sep 14
11:00 AM
Lynchburg
at Emory
Sun Sep 15
11:00 AM
Lynchburg
at Piedmont
Piedmont Invitational
Wed Sep 25
6:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Chris. Newport
Sat Sep 28
1:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Washington and Lee
Sat Oct 05
1:00 PM
Bridgewater (Va.)
vs. Lynchburg
Wed Oct 09
4:00 PM
Randolph
vs. Lynchburg
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