CONCORDIA, Kansas — Over the last two years, few pitchers inside the Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference (KJCCC) have been feared more than Cloud County Community College sophomore Jordan Ummel.
Her dominance and versatility was recognized and rewarded this week as Ummel was named a First-Team All-Conference player in the KJCCC and selected First-Team All-Region VI.
The recent graduate finished her career with an 18-8 overall record and minuscule 1.65 earned run average, including a 10-3 mark and 1.03 ERA this past spring to help the T-Birds to a second-round appearance in the NJCAA Division II Softball District E Championships.
Ummel was on the mound for two of Cloud County's biggest wins of the season; a 6-2 victory over then-ranked No. 16 Hutchinson on March 8 and a 1-0 shutout performance on April 10 against Cowley College; the Region VI representative at the NJCAA Division II National Tournament.
In addition to being the ace of the T-Birds' pitching staff, Ummel provided a dangerous bat in the middle of the order as she finished 2018 with a team-best .383 batting average and .539 slugging percentage.
Ummel led the T-Birds in runs batted in (31), while tying for the team lead in home runs (2) and runs scored (30).
Her work in the batter's box was a huge leap forward for Ummel after slashing .233 as a freshman with 16 runs batted in.
In spot appearances at first base, Ummel also proved to be a serviceable glove as she ends her career with a .974 fielding percentage in 228 total chances.