By David Sharp
Fifteenth ranked Columbia College improved to 35-9 on the 2008 season, defeating William Woods University by a 9-0 final score in the championship game of the American Midwest Conference women’s softball tournament.
Both teams earned automatic bids to the NAIA Region V Softball Tournament at Springfield, Mo on May 6-8.
Regular season conference champion Columbia College scored six times in the second inning of the title game.
Knox County HS graduate Katie McMahon doubled to ignite the rally. Kirksville HS player Lindsey Williams drove McMahon home with the games’ first run.
AMC Freshman of the Year and conference MVP Valerie Teter (Bevier HS) hit a grand slam home run during the second inning and was the winning pitcher. Teter, Williams, McMahon and Samantha Stringer were named first team all conference.
Katie McMahon, Jodie Schultz and Stephanie Schultz were among ten Cougars named to the 2008 AMC Academic All-Conference softball team. Jodie and Stephanie Schultz are graduates of Highland High School.
Cougar coach Wendy Spratt was named AMC softball Coach of the Year for the fifth time in her career.
Katie McMahon (17-4) was a repeat selection as the conference Pitcher of the Year. Lindsey Williams and Katie McMahon are seniors at Columbia College.