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Five Bobcats Voted to All-AMCC Team; Waltz Named League MVP

Erie, Pa. ... Five Frostburg State players have been named to the 2001 All-Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference Team, including senior Amber Waltz, who was voted the league's Most Valuable Player.

Waltz (Cumberland, Md./Fort Hill) led the Bobcats with a .315 batting average, six doubles, four triples, 22 RBIs and 49 total bases. She also tied for first in home runs (2) and hits (29), and she was second with 19 runs scored.

Freshman pitcher Mandy Kessinger (Davidsonville, Md./South River) was named to the All-AMCC First Team after posting an 8-10 record and a school-record 1.40 earned run average. Kessinger, who pitched 40 straight innings without allowing an earned run, also set single-season school marks for appearances (20), starts (17), innings pitched (120.1) and complete games (17). Additionally, she tied the Bobcat single-season record of three shutouts, and her 57 strikeouts and eight wins were the second-highest totals in a season.

Senior Renee Knotts (Gaithersburg, Md./Gaithersburg), junior Krissy Jackson (Frostburg, Md./Beall) and freshman Stephanie Zych (Slingerlands, N.Y./Guilderland) each earned All-AMCC honorable mention honors.

Knotts split time at third base and as a pitcher, batting .221 with 19 hits, 14 RBIs and eight runs scored. She also smacked two doubles and a triple. On the mound, Knotts was 6-7 with a 3.74 ERA. She tossed 11 complete games and one shutout after having not pitched since high school.

Jackson hit .259 with 22 hits, 11 RBIs and 14 runs scored. She added a double and a triple and led the team with five stolen bases.

Zych finished second on the team with a .302 batting average and tied Waltz for the club lead with 29 hits. Zych was also second on the squad with five doubles and third with 18 runs scored.

Frostburg State finished 14-17 overall and 6-4 in the AMCC.

For further information on this release, contact:

Office of Sports Information
Frostburg State University
101 Braddock Road
Frostburg, MD  21532-2303

Telephone: 301-687-4371
Fax: 301-687-4780