Lady Tigers collect four MSC tilts.

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22nd-rated softball teams flexes muscles with 12 weekend homers.

By The Staff

Campbellsville University's softball team pounded 12 home runs over the weekend while sweeping both Pikeville and St. Catharine and running its record to 28-5-1 overall and 12-1-1in Mid-South Conference play.


"Would I have thought we'd be hitting the ball the way we are going into the season ... no," said Lady Tiger softball coach Shannon Wathen. "This is one of the best hitting teams I've had. Their off-season work is really paying off right now."

Bailey Dillender had two homers and all four RBI in Saturday's first game win against the Lady Bears.

The freshman from Lexington was also 2-2 in the second game.

Dillender is leading the team with a .505 batting average and 10 home runs.

Erika Creek and Jessica Gunby also had homers in the second-game 8-0 rout of Pikeville. Gunby had three RBI.

Creek (two homers) and Dillender (one) went yard for the Lady Tigers in the first game of Sunday's twinbill against St. Catharine. Creek accounted for three RBI.

In the second game, the Lady Tigers slapped five homers, three in the first frame of the 12-3 win.

Alex Jane Clemmons (one), Jennifer England (two) and Dana Price (two) accounted for all the home runs in the game. Price had four RBI.

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A pair of Campbellsville University softball student-athletes earned Mid-South Conference softball honors for the week ending April 4.

Freshman Bailey Dillender is the MSC Player of the Week and junior Allison Horton is the MSC Pitcher of the Week. The weekly award is the first of the season both.

Dillender hit .593 (16-for-27) with seven home runs and 18 runs batted in to help the Lady Tigers to a 7-0-1 week. The Lexington native had multiple hits in six of the team's eight games, including a four hits in an 11-1 win over University of the Cumberlands.

She ended the week with 10 runs scored, a pair of doubles and a stolen base.

Horton won four games during the week while recording a 1.93 earned run average for the Lady Tigers. The Lanesville, Ind. native allowed eight runs and 20 hits in 29 innings of work.