AC Softball’s Mitchell Earns Player of the Week Honors, Leads Nation in HR, RBI


AC Softball’s Mitchell Earns Player of the Week Honors; Lady ‘Runner Sophomore Leads Nation in Two Categories

 

AC Athletics/Gary Stallard

 

Angelina College softball player Lynsey Mitchell’s big day against Jarvis Christian College this past Friday didn’t just create a buzz among teammates. Her numbers also landed her Player of the Week honors from more than one organization.

Lynsey Mitchell (AC Press photo/Gary Stallard)

Lynsey Mitchell (AC Press photo/Gary Stallard)

 

Mitchell, a sophomore from Liberty Hill, finished Friday’s twin bill with five homers and 17 runs batted in. Her three-homer, 11 RBI effort in the first game set a school record in the latter category.

Lynsey Mitchell in Jarvis Christian College game. (AC Press photo/Gary Stallard)

Lynsey Mitchell in Jarvis Christian College game. (AC Press photo/Gary Stallard)

For her efforts, Mitchell earned Player of the Week honors from both Region XIV and the National Junior College Athletic Association Fastpitch News.

From the Fastpitch News:

“In just two games Mitchell posted some staggering numbers at the plate. In just five at-bats, she hit five home runs. That included three walks and 17 RBI for the two games. The sophomore nearly hit for a home run cycle in one game, hitting a grand slam, a three-run homer and a two-run shot in a single game, finishing with a new single-game RBI record of 11 runs batted in.”

Over the Lady Roadrunners’ first seven games, Mitchell leads the nation’s NJCAA Division I with seven homers and 24 RBI. She is hitting at a .545 clip with 12 hits in 22 at-bats and currently boasts a slugging percentage of a whopping 1.727.

Mitchell is a Kinesiology major and the daughter of Angie Teeler and Joe Mitchell.

The e-mail address for AC’s Sports Information Director is gstallard@angelina.edu.