Mitchell, Iveson Earn A-Sun Softball Weekly Awards

Monday, May 03, 2010

MACON, Ga. – Lipscomb’s Mollie Mitchell recorded her third Atlantic Sun Softball Player of the Week award and second on the season after batting .800 for the week (4-for-5), with one home run and five RBIs, while Jacksonville’s Ashley Iveson recorded a 0.47 ERA and struck out 17 batters, while holding opponents to a .115 batting average in 15 innings of work.

Mitchell and the Lady Bisons closed out the A-Sun portion of their regular season with a pair of wins at Belmont by a combined 28-1 tally and finish league play with a mark of 18-2. Mitchell, a native of Suwanee, Ga., posted a three-run homer, her fourth of the season, in the 20-1 win Wednesday against the Lady Bisons’ Music City rival. The sophomore holds a streak of 343.2 consecutive innings behind the plate for Lipscomb.

Against Kennesaw State, Iveson set the new Jacksonville single season record in wins with her 16th victory after scattering two hits and fanning 12 batters to earn her seventh complete-game shutout of the season. The Kissimmee, Fla. native’s 12 strikeouts also tallied her sixth double-digit strikeout effort of the season, setting a new single-season record. Iveson allowed one run on four hits and four strikeouts in the game one loss at Mercer, but bounced back with two strikeouts in two scoreless relief frames in game two to help JU get the win.

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Other Top Performers
Cheniece Cason, ETSU (Sr. - SS – Moreno Valley, Calif. - Education) – Cason wrapped up her ETSU softball career in fine fashion this past week as the Moreno Valley, Calif. native broke three Lady Buccaneer single-season records. Cason, who ended her career on a five-game hit streak, broke the single-season record for hits (71), batting average (.372) and on-base percentage (.425). The education major hit safely in all four games this weekend for the Lady Bucs, while guiding ETSU to a 3-1 mark with a sweep against Western Carolina and split versus Gardner-Webb. In the four games, Cason hit a blistering .538 (7-13) with a double and three runs scored; while a one-out double in the bottom of the seventh in game two against the Runnin’ Bulldogs gave her the Lady Buc record for hits.

Jessica Duncan, ETSU (Jr. - P – Ooltewah, Tenn. - Exercise Science) – Duncan made the most of her one start this week for the ETSU. The junior from Ooltewah, Tenn. recorded her second shutout of the season after limiting Western Carolina to two hits in the 8-0 six-inning win Wednesday evening. Duncan also struck out two and limited the Catamounts to a .105 batting average.

Amanda Miller, Campbell (Jr. - SS - Dunn, N.C. - Elementary Education) – Miller aided Campbell to a 2-0 week, leading the Lady Camels with four hits. The Dunn, N.C. native notched a three hit performance in the first game against Belmont and started the game winning rally and scored the game winning run in the second game on her teammate’s home run. Miller also scored a pair of runs (both game winners) and also recorded a double. The junior elementary education major drove in Campbell's second run in the first game with a single and scored the eventual game winner.

Amber Moseley, Jacksonville (Sr. - 1B - Royal Palm Beach, Fla. - Political Science – Moseley batted a team-best .462 (6-13) with three RBIs and two doubles to lead Jacksonville to three roads wins last week. The senior recorded an RBI hit to give the Dolphins an insurance run in each of the 2-0 wins against Kennesaw State. Moseley added a run with a double in game one before recording a key RBI single in game two. The political science major also tallied a 16-pitch at-bat in the second game which resulted in a single. After going hitless in game one versus Mercer, Moseley bounced back with a season-high three hits, including a double and a RBI single to help guide JU to a 5-0 victory.

Brittany Stanley, Campbell (Sr. - P - West Lafayette, Ind. - Business Administration) – Stanley threw a three-hit shutout against Belmont, the fifth of the season and fourth in league play. The shutout also marked the 23rd in her Campbell career. The West Lafayette, Ind. native broke Campbell's career strikeout record with a punch-out of the final hitter of the game. Stanley now has totaled 487 career strikeouts. The complete game tallied her eighth of the season and seventh in conference play.