Lynchburg Garners Four ODAC Player of the Week Selections

Lynchburg Garners Four ODAC Player of the Week Selections

For immediate release – 4/2/2012 - #328
Lynchburg Garners Four ODAC Player of the Week Selections

FOREST, VA – Lynchburg College earned four different Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) player of the week selections on Monday as announced by conference office.

LC baseball senior Richard Palase was named the baseball player of the week while sophomore Michael Mansfield was named the pitcher of the week. Softball sophomore Melanie Tenney and senior sprinter Christina Washington each earned the conference honor as well.

Palase had a productive week at the plate for Lynchburg in six games played. He tallied 13 hits and scored 12 times. He registered three doubles, one triple and one home run with four RBI as the primary leadoff hitter for the Hornets. Palase is second in the ODAC in triples with four and first in steals with 12.

Mansfield made two appearances on the mound last week, starting against Greensboro and picking up the save against Roanoke. In the Greensboro game, he pitched seven innings while only giving up seven hits and one earned run. He struck out seven while earning the win. Against Roanoke, he picked up the save with an effective performance in the ninth inning, sealing the seventh straight win for LC. Mansfield is tied in first place for most saves (5) in the ODAC.

Tenney registered 12 hits and scored nine runs last week in eight games. She hit two doubles and tallied five RBI while going 1-1 for stolen base attempts and walking four times. The sophomore out of Yorktown, Virginia hit .522 with a slugging percentage of .609 as the leadoff hitter for the Hornets.

In track and field, Washington ran in three events at the Commonwealth Duals.  She finished fourth in the 800 meter dash with a time of 2:29.92.  Washington was a member of the 4x100 meter relay team that won the event and earned LC five points in a time 50.72.  However, her best mark came in the 400 meter race.  Washington won the 400, giving Lynchburg five more points, in a time of 58.18.  That time puts her 13th nationally.

LC baseball (22-6/8-2 ODAC) is back in action on Tuesday at 3 p.m. with a home game against Hamdpen-Sydney College. Softball (14-12/5-1 ODAC) hosts Bridgewater College at 3 p.m. on Wednesday while track and field competes in the Liberty Collegiate Invitational beginning Thursday.