Prince Named AMC Softball Pitcher of the Week

Prince Named AMC Softball Pitcher of the Week

Mon, May 1, 2017 - [Softball]

Courtesy of American Midwest Conference

ST. LOUIS, Mo – The American Midwest Conference announced Monday its final Softball Player of the Week awards and FHU pitcher Makenzie Prince was selected as the AMC Pitcher of the Week while Columbia's Allyson Metz was chosen as the AMC Player of the Week.

Prince, a 5-3 junior from Smyrna, Tenn., tossed a four-hit shutout in the Lady Lions’ clinching victory in their series against William Woods University. She struck out eight in the win without allowing a walk, and she improved her season record to 9-4.

Metz, a 5-7 junior infielder from Jefferson City, Mo., helped the Cougars take a sweep in their AMC Quarterfinal series against Lyon College in convincing fashion. Metz was 4-for-6  in the double-header, and she belted three extra base hits, including two homers. She scored twice in game one and had six RBIs as she accounted for all six runs the Cougars scored in the contest. She is now hitting .400 for the season, and she has 53 RBIs.

Other Notable Performances:

Madison Mountain – Lindenwood-Belleville

Mountain had two hits in four at bats as a part of a senior day double-header sweep for the Lady Lynx over Harris-Stowe State University. She doubled twice and scored three runs in the two games, adding an RBI in game one.

Lauren McCroskie – Columbia

McCroskie allowed three unearned runs on seven hits in an AMC quarterfinal win over Lyon College. She walked one and struck out one, earning the win that sent the Cougars through to the AMC final site.

Taylor Winn – Lindenwood-Belleville

Winn earned a win on Senior Day for the Lady Lynx, allowing one unearned run on three hits and one walk in her final regular season game for Lindenwood-Belleville. She struck out 10 in the game, helping the Lady Lynx reach the 40-win plateau.

The American Midwest Conference is a 13-school NAIA Division I conference with schools in Arkansas, Illinois, Missouri, and Tennessee.  It was chartered in 1986 as the Show-Me Collegiate Conference becoming the American Midwest Conference in 1994.  The Conference sponsors 16 championships, eight each for men and women - baseball, men's and women's basketball, men's and women's cross country, men's and women's golf, men's and women's soccer, softball, men's and women's indoor track & field, men's and women's outdoor track & field, women's volleyball and men's wrestling.