Monday, May 6, 2013

Stars' Amos earns first-team honors

University of Illinois Springfield sophomore third baseman Jordyn Amos is among 16 players named to the Great Lakes Valley Conference first team.

Amos tied teammate Brooke Carroll with a team-high 37 RBIs. She hit .301 with 11 doubles and six home runs.

Four UIS players received second-team honors, including Carroll.

Carroll, a first baseman and graduate student, had the Prairie Stars’ second-best batting average at .329 and drove in 37 runs. She was first in home runs with 10 and hit eight doubles. Her fielding percentage was .978 with six errors.

Junior utility player Katelyn Weaver hit .270 and recorded 16 stolen bases. She had a .976 fielding percentage with only three errors.

Freshman Cheyanne Bowman posted the top earned run average (4.62) of any UIS pitcher. She finished with a 13-13 record. She had 118 strikeouts in 161 2/3 innings.

Senior shortstop Sarah Gray rounds out the list. A broken leg ended her season after only 17 games. She hit .288 and stole 15 bases.

The team was featured by The State Journal-Register on May 4, 2013.

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