Fastpitch News (FPN) has named Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) softball player Josie Swafford to the 2019 National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division II All-American Team.
Swafford, a freshman from Wellston, Okla., is one of four players named to a pitching position on the team. And she is one of two DMACC softball players to earn All-American honors. Sophomore Mia Ruther of Burlington was named to an infield position on the team and was also named the 2019 Player of the Year.
Swafford led DMACC to a 52-8 season and a third-place finish in the NJCAA Division II Softball Championship with a 28-3 record and a 1.37 earned run average. She also recorded three saves on the season. Swafford pitched 193 and two-thirds innings, allowing 47 runs, 38 earned runs, on 108 hits. She struck out 261 batters, walked 52 and averaged 9.43 strikeouts per seven innings. Swafford finished third nationally in wins and strikeouts and fourth in ERA.
Swafford also played a key role for DMACC offensively, hitting .440 with a .510 on-base percentage and a .712 slugging percentage. She collected 55 hits in 125 at-bats, including 15 doubles, two triples and five home runs. She drove in 55 runs and scored 34 runs.
Swafford finished the season with a .939 fielding percentage with 34 putouts, 12 assists and three errors from 49 total chances.
In addition to finishing the season at 52-8 and taking third in the NJCAA Division II Softball Championship, the DMACC softball team won its third consecutive Iowa Community College Athletic Conference (ICCAC) championship with a 26-2 record.