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Monday, April 26, 2010MACON, Ga. – Lipscomb’s Mollie Mitchell recorded her second Atlantic Sun Softball Player of the Week award after a spectacular week at the plate for the Lady Bisons, batting .538 (7-12) with two home runs and three RBIs in three of four games, while fellow teammate Whitney Kiihnl tallied a perfect 3-0 record on the week, including a no-hitter and winning both games of a doubleheader at Campbell to clinch the Lady Bisons the regular season title.
Mitchell has caught every game for the Lady Bisons this season while maintaining a top 10 batting average in the conference. The sophomore catcher posted two home runs in Tuesday’s 7-5 loss to Alabama-Birmingham. The Suwanee, Ga. native also tallied multiple hits in three of the four games as the Lady Bisons went 3-1, including a 2-0 sweep of Campbell Saturday to clinch the A-Sun regular season championship.
Kiihnl won 1-0 against Alabama-Birmingham Tuesday and then beat Campbell 4-1 as a starter and combined with Christen Campbell in game two for a 2-0 win against Campbell Saturday. In the 4-1 victory, the Batesville, Miss. native drove in two runs with her first triple of the season. Kiihnl boasts 11 shutouts on her own and has combined for eight more. The Lady Bisons’ 40 wins rank as an NCAA era program record.
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