On Tuesday, the National Fastpitch Coaches Association announced its 2019 All-Region Teams, with outfielder Kylan Becker and left-handed pitcher Molly Jacobsen representing Ole Miss on the prestigious list.
Becker was selected to the All-South Region First Team, becoming Ole Miss' sixth-ever first team nod and just the fourth player to receive the recognition. It is the second all-region honor for the senior, who was named to the third team in 2017. Jacobsen was one of two pitchers to garner All-South Region Second Team honors.
The recognition comes shortly after both players were among a group of four Rebels to be named All-SEC, with Becker earning First Team distinction and Jacobsen earning a spot on the Second Team.
Becker currently leads the SEC with hits, ranking third in the conference with a .411 batting average. The outfielder leads the league and ranks fifth in the nation with five triples, leading the team with 48 runs scored while driving in 26 more. Becker has proven to be one of the fastest players in the SEC, ranking third in the league with 28 steals.
In her first season in Oxford, Jacobsen becomes the fourth pitcher in program-history to be named all-region, joining Kaitlin Lee (2017), Madi Osias (2016) and Mary Jane Callahan (2007). The junior has posted a 13-6 record with a 1.97 ERA in 145.1 innings, ranking sixth in the league with 143 strikeouts. The former junior college pitcher posted two of the three longest scoreless innings streaks in program-history in 2019.
Earning the No. 11 overall seed, Ole Miss is hosting the second NCAA Softball Regional to ever be played in Oxford Friday through Sunday, welcoming No. 7 Louisiana, Southeast Missouri State and Chattanooga to the Ole Miss Softball Complex.
Saturday Game 3: Game 1 Winner vs. Game 2 Winner | Noon CT Game 4: Game 1 Loser vs. Game 2 Loser | 2:30 p.m. CT Game 5: Game 3 Loser vs. Game 4 Winner | 5 p.m. CT
Sunday Game 6: Game 3 Winner vs. Game 5 Winner Game 7: (If necessary) Game 6 Winner vs. Game 6 Loser