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INDIANAPOLIS --- Wright State University junior outfielder Jamie Perkins has been named the Horizon League Softball Player of the Week, while Cleveland State University junior righthander Amanda Macenko has earned Pitcher-of-the-Week accolades for the week ending March 29, the League office announced Tuesday (March 31).

Player of the Week
Jamie Perkins, Wright State
Jr. * OF
Convoy, Ohio/Crestview

Perkins batted .480 (11-for-23) with four home runs, 11 runs-batted-in and seven runs scored as Wright State went 4-2 last week, including 2-1 in a Horizon League series against Youngstown State University. She hit for a `home-run cycle' during the week, hitting two- and three-run homers against Ohio University and then adding a solo shot and grand slam versus YSU. For the season, Perkins is hitting .342 with team highs of six home runs and 23 RBI. The weekly honor is Perkins' first of her career.

Pitcher of the Week
Amanda Macenko, Cleveland State
Jr. * RHP
Brunswick, Ohio/Brunswick

Macenko earned her second straight pitching honor and ninth of her career by going 3-1 with a 0.68 earned-run average in five appearances last week. She threw 31 innings, striking out 44 with only four walks and five runs allowed (three earned). In a League series against the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, Macenko was 2-1 with a 1.00 ERA and 28 strikeouts in 21 innings. She is 11-8 on the season with a 3.17 ERA and 122 strikeouts in 121.1 innings and has moved into second place on Cleveland State's career wins list with 63.

Comprised of 10 public and private institutions of higher learning, the Horizon League is an NCAA Division I athletics conference that sponsors 19 intercollegiate championships and is headquartered in Indianapolis. The League and its member institutions aspire to teach young people, through athletic competition, the value of learning, service to others and personal responsibility.

Horizon League teams have enjoyed national success in a variety of sports in recent years, most notably in men's basketball, in which its teams have advanced to the Regional semi-finals of the NCAA Championship three times in the past seven seasons.

Tags: Cleveland State - Softball · Wright State - Softball
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