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Smith Named AMCC Pitcher of the Week

Smith Named AMCC Pitcher of the Week

5/6/2013 — PITTSBURGH, Pa. - Penn State Altoona senior pitcher Jackie Smith (Hollidaysburg, PA/Hollidaysburg) was named the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference's Pitcher of the Week on Monday.

Smith started two of her team's three games in last weekend's AMCC Tournament, helping the Lady Lions win their first-ever conference title.

On Friday, Smith went five innings against Mount Aloysius College and struck out five batters in a no decision. Her team came from behind to win 7-5.

On Sunday, Smith started the AMCC Championship game against Pitt-Bradford and was in top form, picking up her 11th win of the year in an 8-1 victory for the Lady Lions. In seven innings of work, she surrendered only one run on five hits and one walk while striking out three.

This is the second time this season that Smith has been awarded the AMCC Pitcher of the Week recognition.

Smith will lead Penn State Altoona softball to its first appearance in the NCAA Division III Tournament this Thursday, when the Lady Lions face #1 ranked Salisbury University in Salem, Virginia.

TAGS: women's softball