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