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Originally published: 2013-04-06 02:20:12
Last modified: 2013-04-06 02:20:30

Cashion, Stalling honored

by Staff Reports

SPARTANBURG, S.C. - Appalachian State senior Allie Cashion has been named as the Southern Conference Softball Player of the Month for March on Friday.
Cashion hit .446 with 20 hits including eight doubles and a team-high six home runs in 17 contests last month. The left fielder kicked off the month of March with a seven-game hitting streak during which she hit .520 with five multi-hit games.
The Waxhaw native earned SoCon Player of the Week honors the week of March 10 when she went 4-for-6 at the plate with a double, two home runs, five RBI and three runs in a doubleheader against Western Carolina.
Cashion capped off the series with two hits in Sunday's series finale.
The senior continued to lead Appalachian offensively as she went 4-for-9 against Charleston Southern on March 13 and added two home runs against Winthrop the following week.
The left fielder chased the career doubles record at Chattanooga as she had a pair of doubles and came within one of the record when she lace her third double of the series in game two.
Cashion's hot bat helped lead the Mountaineers to a series sweep of College of Charleston and increased the Apps' home record to 6-0 on the season.
Cashion batted .444 with four homers and 13 RBI against SoCon foes during the month including back-to-back games with home runs to start and end the month.
She currently ranks fourth in the conference in batting (.385) and is tied for second in doubles (10).

TRACK AND FIELD
SPARTANBURG, S.C. - Appalachian State senior Jared Stalling has been named as the Southern Conference Field Athlete of the Month for March on Friday.
Stalling, who currently possesses the SoCon's top marks in the discus, hammer and shot put, posted nine top-three finishes at four meets last month including a sweep of all three events at the Beaches vs. Mountains Meet last weekend.
The defending SoCon champion in both the shot put and discus throw, Stalling set a new personal record of 55-feet, 11-inches in the shot put at the Wake Forest Open on March 15.
He surpassed his previous career-best with a toss of 173-0 in the discus at the High Point VertKlasse Meeting on March 22.
Stalling currently ranks second in the discus and fourth in the shot put in Appalachian State history.