February 8, 2011

Huntsinger named Conference Carolinas Player of the Week

HIGH POINT, N.C. --- Lees-McRae College junior Lindsey Huntsinger (Asheville, N.C.) has been honored as the first Conference Carolinas Softball Player of the Week of the 2011 season, announced league officials Tuesday.

The Asheville, N.C. native delivered an impressive debut with the Bobcats on Sunday against Fayetteville State. Huntsinger lead LMC to a season-opening sweep with four hits, two RBI, and three stolen bases. She recorded her first hit of the season in game one, lacing a single to left in the sixth after driving in the deciding run in the first with a sacrifice.

Huntsinger added to her day in the night cap, going 3-for-4 with a double, two RBI, and two runs scored to pace the Bobcats to an 8-2 win. She reached base in each of her first three at-bats, including an RBI double during the Bobcats' four-run fifth inning. The Bobcats stand at 3-1 overall and 0-0 in the conference entering the week.

Lees-McRae returns to the diamond on Tuesday afternoon when the Bobcats travel to Jefferson City, Tenn. to take on Carson-Newman College in a non-conference doubleheader. First pitch is slated for 2 p.m.

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