Aug. 15, 2012
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – Current Marshall softball assistant coach Amanda Williams has been named National Pro Fastpitch (NPF) offensive player of the week, the league announced Tuesday.
The award, which was for games played between Monday. August 6 and Sunday, August 12, is Williams’ first such honor this season.
Currently playing for the Chicago Bandits, the Thundering Herd’s fifth year assistant batted .462 with six hits in the four games she played. Her big weekend at the dish included seven runs batted in, including five on Sunday in the second game of a doubleheader versus Akron. The former MU starting center fielder also smacked a home run in Sunday’s first game. She also extended her hit streak to eight games.
The seven year veteran of the NPF is playing her third season with the Bandits. She along with her squad is the defending league champions.
The NPF enters its final weekend of play before beginning the league championship series on Thursday, August 23 in Rosemont, Ill. at the Bandits home stadium.
The Bandits have secured the second seed in the championship series. In the best-of-three series, the Bandits will face off against the number three seed which will either be the Akron Racers or the Carolina Diamonds, with the first game scheduled for Thursday, August 23 at 6:00 p.m.
Game two of their series will take place on Friday, August 24 at 8:30 p.m. If game three is necessary, it will be played on Saturday, August 25 at 1:30 p.m.
Diamonds have on their roster, former four year All-American for the Herd, Rachel Folden.