KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Central Methodist junior Courtney Dennis and Lenzie Boring of Evangel were named the Heart of America Athletic Conference Softball Player and Pitcher of the Week, respectively, on Monday morning.
Dennis earned the second Player of the Week award of the season for the Eagles after Bri Ford claimed the award four weeks ago. A native of Sierra Vista, Ariz., Dennis batted .429 (3-for-7) last week with two of those hits leaving the field for home runs. She helped the Eagles battle back from a 6-0 deficit in the first game of their playoff series with Benedictine by smashing a two-run homer, then connected for another two-run shot in the series clincher.
Boring won the Pitcher of the Week award for the second-straight week and third time this season as she led the Crusaders into the championship round of the HAAC Tournament. A junior from Humboldt, Kan., Boring tossed the first no-hitter of her career as the Crusaders claimed a 8-0 win over Missouri Valley in the first game of the series against the Vikings. She struck out nine in the game and allowed just on base-runner on a 5th-inning walk.
Dennis and Boring will represent the conference in the running for the NAIA Softball Player and Pitcher of the Week awards, which will be released no later than Tuesday afternoon.
2012 Heart of America Athletic Conference Softball Player/Pitcher of the Week
February 27 – Danelle Billings, Evangel (Player); Katelyn Tolle, Evangel (Pitcher)
March 5 – Courtney Orange, Evangel (Player); Devon Massengale, Peru State (Pitcher)
March 12 – Danelle Billings, Evangel (Player); Aubrey Utley, Central Methodist (Pitcher)
March 19 – Danelle Billings, Evangel (Player); Lenzie Boring, Evangel (Pitcher)
March 26 – Kari Tall-Domingos, Evangel (Player); Maggie Holmberg, Baker (Pitcher)
April 2 – Bri Ford, Central Methodist (Player); Christina Bradley, Graceland (Pitcher)
April 9 – Summer Kelley, Baker (Player); Erin Greenwood, Baker (Pitcher)
April 16 – Devin Choate, Peru State (Player); Aubrey Utley, Central Methodist (Pitcher)
April 23 – Emily Maresh, Peru State (Player); Lenzie Boring, Evangel (Pitcher)
April 30 – Courtney Dennis, Central Methodist (Player); Lenzie Boring, Evangel (Pitcher)