No Freebies

YUMA, Ariz. – Last week, Koryne Coddington notched two starts, two wins and two strong outings in the circle for the Arizona Western College softball team. Coddington was named the ACCAC Pitcher of the Week for the second time this season after posting a 1.105 ERA in her two starts.

Her best start came in a 2-0 blanking of Central Arizona on Saturday. Coddington was masterful and didn’t allow a runner to reach third base while scattering five hits over seven innings. She did not issue a walk and struck out two.

Earlier in the week, she helped the team to a 10-5 win over Paradise Valley. The freshman scattered eight hits over 5.2 innings, and two of the five runs she allowed were earned. She didn’t walk anyone and struck out one.

For the year, she sits second on the team with a 2.42 ERA and has a 13-7 record. She has nine complete games and averages close to five strikeouts per game.

Coddington was named the ACCAC Pitcher of the Week once before in the last week of February, and this is the fifth time the Lady Mats have had a pitcher or player of the week this season. Makenna Stram, Jessica Alvarez and Allison Betty have also earned the weekly awards.

The Lady Mats are back in action tomorrow afternoon when they head out to Glendale for a doubleheader scheduled to start at 1:00 p.m. The two games were originally scheduled for Tuesday. On Saturday, AWC hosts fourth-ranked (Division II) Phoenix College at the Charlie Dine Softball Field. Admission is free, and the doubleheader starts at noon.

Arizona Western College is one of the top community colleges in Arizona. The college boasts partnerships with all three state universities that include face-to-face classes in Yuma. AWC leads the state in enrollment growth over the past 10 years and handed out more than 2,300 certificates and degrees in 2016-17.


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