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Left to Right: Amber Anderson (22); Brooke Williams (4); Shea Pendley (21); Ryan Simpson (3) and Allie Beilstein (14) on All-
Softball - Tue, Apr. 25, 2017

WEST POINT, Ga. – Ten Point University women's softball players reaped a bountiful harvest of Appalachian Athletics Conference (AAC) women's softball awards for their work on the field, the classroom and in the community.  For a complete list of the AAC softball awards, please CLICK ON THIS LINK.


Senior centerfielder Amber Anderson (Hazel Green, AL) and junior catcher Brooke Williams (Valley, AL) earned All-AAC First Team recognition, and sophomore first baseman Shea Pendley (Chatsworth, GA), sophomore pitcher Ryan Simpson (Cussetta, AL), and freshman pitcher Allie Beilstein (Montgomery, AL) were selected for the All-AAC Second Team.


Third baseman/designated player Lacy Striblin (SO/Valley, AL) received an AAC Champions of Character Award.  The Champions of Character Award is presented to a student-athlete from each conference member, who best demonstrates the NAIA Champions of Character core values of integrity, respect, responsibility, sportsmanship, and servant leadership.  Striblin is batting .317 with six doubles, one triple, four home runs and 24 RBI.

Anderson and Pendley also earned AAC All-Defensive Team recognition.  Anderson has committed no errors in 72 total fielding chances in centerfield, and Pendley has committed just two errors in 284 total chances at first base and was involved in 15 double plays.


Six Skyhawks received AAC All-Academic Team honors along with 65 other players from the nine other AAC schools.  Simpson and Striblin made the Academic team for the first time along with third baseman/shortstop Madyson Brown (JR/Valley, AL); senior outfielders Courtney Gilbert (Ellerslie, GA) and Mikayla Owen (Bradenton, FL) made the list for the second season, and senior outfielder Cassandra Pesce (Tampa, FL) earned her third consecutive All-AAC Academic award.


Anderson is batting .337 with 13 doubles, a team-high four triples, three home runs, 28 RBI and a team-best 45 runs scored.  Williams ranks second on the team with a .338 batting average and has hit safely in 15 consecutive games and 21 of her last 22.  Williams also has six doubles, two home runs and 27 RBI and has scored 23 runs.  Two seasons ago, Williams was named to the AAC All-Freshman team.


Pendley leads Point in batting average (.420), hits (68) and RBI (35) and is tied with Anderson for the team lead in doubles (13) and is tied with Striblin for the team home run lead (4).  Pendley owns a current consecutive-game hitting streak of 11 games, during which she has batted .529 with eight doubles and 11 RBI.


Right-hander Ryan Simpson (SO/Cusseta, AL) is 15-10 overall and 7-3 in conference with a 1.91 earned-run average, 14 complete games, four shutouts and two combined shutouts and has struck out 85 and walked just 20 in 146-1/3 innings of work.  Right-hander Allie Beilstein (FR/Montgomery, AL) is 13-9 with two saves and has a 2.56 ERA with 100 strikeouts and 45 walks in 156 innings of work.  Beilstein owns 17 complete games, three shutouts and four combined shutouts.  Point's starting pitchers have allowed just 11 runs and have struck out 54 and walked just 14 in their last 76-2/3 innings combined.  Point has won nine and lost just two of those games.


Brown is batting .315 with four doubles, three triples and a home run and 14 RBI, and Owen is batting .288 with three doubles, a triple and two home runs, including a grand slam, and 12 RBI.  Gilbert had two hits in four at-bats (.500), including a double, in five games, and Pesce batted .143 (2-14) with three RBI in 10 games.


Point (30-20), the number five seed, begins competition at the AAC Softball Championships, an eight-team, double elimination tournament, on Wednesday, April 26, with an 11 a.m. game against number four-seeded Tennessee Wesleyan University (20-14) at the Brickyard Ball Fields in Kingsport, Tenn.