Wimpy named AAC Player of the Week

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Former Woodland and current Reinhardt softball player Randi Wimpy had a huge weekend for the Lady Eagles. She was named the Appalachian Athletic Conference Player of the Week after leading the Reinhardt softball team to a consolation bracket victory at the Gulf Shores Invitational.

She went 12-for-18 (.556) with seven extra-base hits, including three home runs and four doubles. Wimpy started each game at catcher, batted third and led off in the order, recording at least one RBI in each game, 15 overall. She had a slugging percentage of 1.257 over the six games from Friday through Sunday, helping her team go 4-2.

Wimpy is hitting .519 on the season in 18 starts with a 1.019 slugging percentage and a .609 on-base percentage. She has 26 RBIs and 23 runs scored.

Bethany Ballard (Armstrong State University Jr., Cass) — Armstrong State won both of its games Saturday and Ballard saw action in each. She went 3-for-3 with a double, two RBIs and a run scored in Game 1 of the doubleheader and 0-for-1 in Game 2. She is 4-for-9 on the season with two doubles, four RBIs and a run scored.

Sydney Flowers (Reinhardt University Jr., Woodland) — Flowers started each game at third base in the six-game Gulf Shores Invitational. She went 2-for-19 with a walk, a sacrifice bunt and four runs scored. On the year, Flowers has started 14 of her team’s 18 games and is 7-for-36 at the plate with a .903 fielding percentage.

Lacey Fritz (Southeastern Louisiana University Jr., Woodland) — Fritz came off the bench and went 0-for-1 in her appearance Saturday against UT Arlington. Southeastern Louisiana was swept on a three-game series against UT Arlington over the weekend. Fritz is 1-for-1 on the year with two RBIs and two walks.

Sydney Hodorff (LaGrange College Fr., Woodland) — Hodorff has played in eight games as a freshman for LaGrange, mostly at catcher. She was the designated player for the Panthers in a game Saturday and went 2-for-3 with a double, her first collegiate home run and two RBIs. She is hitting .389 on the season and is beginning to see regular at bats, having played in seven of her team’s last eight games.

Hunter Irvin (Reinhardt University Fr., Cartersville) — Irvin started one game as the designated hitter in a win Sunday. She went 0-4 and is now 1-for-8 on the season with two RBIs.

Mallory Jackson (Georgia Highlands Fr., Cartersville) — Jackson went 1-for-7 in two games Saturday against East Georgia State.

Ashley Jordan (Georgia Highlands So., Woodland) — Jordan went 1-for-8 with a run scored and a stolen base in two games against East Georgia State Saturday.

Kailah Rain (Embry-Riddle University So., Cartersville) — Rain scored the winning run in the bottom of the seventh inning to sweep a weekend series with Florida Southern Saturday. She went 2-for-13 on the week, but contributed with two runs scored, a walk and a sacrifice bunt in the five games Embry-Riddle played in last week. Her team won four out of the five games as she continues to bat second in the order and start in center field. She is hitting .317 on the year with a .368 on-base percentage and .413 slugging percentage. She has started all 21 of her team’s games and has 14 runs scored with five RBIs.

Taylor Weeks (Reinhardt University Jr., Adairsville) — Weeks had a big tournament in the Gulf Shores Invitational as she went 12-for-21 while starting in left field. She scored five runs and drove in four more, walked three times and hit a double. Weeks has played some shortstop and outfield this year, has hit in the top half of the order and is batting .339 with a .469 on-base percentage, 11 RBIs, 10 runs scored and two doubles.

Lauren Womack (Georgia Highlands Fr., Cass) — Womack went 4-for-6 in two games Saturday against East Georgia State. She scored a run, drove in another and stole a base in Game 1 of the doubleheader.

Annalyn Yantis (Samford University Fr., Cartersville) — Yantis saw action in two of her team’s four games last week. She went 1-for-1 and scored a run in a pinch-hitting appearance Friday in a win over Tennessee State, Yantis’ first at bat of her collegiate career. On Saturday, she pitched an inning and gave up two runs in a loss at Jacksonville State. She has pitched two innings across three appearances this year and has allowed two runs on four hits.