Two of LWC softball players earn honors


Chelsea Showers is the Mid-South Conference Player of the Week while teammate Jordan Hood is the Mid-South Conference Pitcher of the Week, the conference office announced on Monday. It marks the fifth time this season Showers has picked up the conference weekly award as Hood earns the honor for the second time this year.

Showers hit .600 with two homers and 11 RBIs in four Mid-South Conference Tournament wins last week to earn conference player of the week honors.

The Atlanta, Georgia, senior outfielder helped Lindsey Wilson capture the tournament title without dropping a game in the double-elimination tournament.

Showers led the Blue Raiders to a 9-3 win over Georgetown (Ky.) going 3-for-3 with a double, triple and home run while driving in five runs. The Mid-South Conference Player of the Year had two hits and three RBIs in the championship game -- a 9-0 win over St. Catharine (Ky.).

Showers leads the Mid-South and the NAIA with 77 runs this season. She also leads the conference in batting average (.465), slugging (.893), on-base percentage (.555), hits (74), home runs (17) and total bases (142). Showers is second in the MSC in doubles (13) and RBIs (67).

In addition to leading the NAIA in runs, Showers is third in total bases, sixth in RBIs and home runs and ninth in slugging.

Hood posted a 2-0 record during the tournament without giving up a run to earn conference pitcher of the week honors.

The Locust Fork, Alabama, senior struck out nine while giving up three hits in a five-inning, 8-0 complete-game win over Cumberlands (Ky.) in the Blue Raiders' tournament opener.

Hood closed the tournament with another complete-game shutout win, beating St. Catharine in the championship game 9-0. She fanned 12 while improving to 14-2 on the season. Hood finished the week with 21 strikeouts in 12 innings while allowing just five hits.

Hood leads the conference and ranks 14th in the NAIA with 178 strikeouts. She is fourth in both wins and ERA (1.96).

Lindsey Wilson is 45-6 overall following the conference tournament. The Blue Raiders have won 29 straight games entering the national tournament's opening round.

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