Courtesy: UMKC Athletics/MSH Photography
Ussary and Ramos Named to the UK Invitational All-Tournament Team
Courtesy:UMKC Athletics
Release:03/19/2012
(Kansas City, Mo.) - Monday, senior infielder Megan Ussary and freshman pitcher Cinda Ramos (8-4) were named to the Kentucky Invitational All-Tournament Team for their performances over five games this past weekend.

Throughout the weekend, the Kangaroos (11-11, 1-2 SL) went 1-4 with losses to North Carolina State, UAB (twice), and Kentucky, but beat the Wolfpack the second time around, 3-2, in the consolation game to finish third.

Leading the way, Ussary batted .286 with four hits and one homerun along with two stolen bases.  In UMKC's second matchup against UAB on March 17, the Agency, Mo. native went 3-for-3 with a homer and one stolen base.

For the season, Ussary is hitting .286 with 18 hits, 12 RBI (team leader), two homeruns (tied for the team lead with catcher Caitlin Christopher), and holds a .444 slugging percentage to go along with three stolen bases and eight runs.

As for Ramos, she went 1-2 in three starts for a 2.58 ERA along with five strikeouts this weekend, while batting .333 with two hits and an RBI at the plate. 

In the win over NC State, the Olathe, Kan. native completed her sixth game of the year allowing two runs and striking out three, while going 2-for-3 from the plate with one RBI.

For the season, Ramos holds a team-best 1.87 ERA while striking out 28 and walking 10 in 13 appearances.  At the plate, she is hitting .222 with two hits and two RBI along with one run.

Coming up, the Kangaroos will begin a five-game homestand this Wednesday (1 p.m. and 3 p.m.) with a two-game series against Wichita State, followed by a three-game series against league foe IPFW on Saturday (1 p.m. and 3 p.m.) and Sunday (12 p.m.).  

*Note: Below is the complete list of the 2012 UK Invitational All-Tournament Team:

Kayla Orr - UAB (MVP)
Leigh Streetman - UAB
Mandy Lowman - UAB
Whitney Fletcher - UAB
Chanda Bell - Kentucky
Brittany Cervantes - Kentucky
Lauren Cumbess - Kentucky
Megan Ussary - UMKC
Cinda Ramos - UMKC
Landon Warren - NC State
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