Texas A&M University-Commerce shortstop Jodie Hill has been named the Lone Star Conference Hitter of the Week. The award was announced Monday by the conference office. It is the first time Hill has received the award. She is the third different Lion hitter to be awarded Hitter of the Week this season. A&M-Commerce hitters have won the award seven times during the 2018 season.

Hill– a sophomore from Heavener, Okla.– had a stellar series for the No. 9 Lions against Eastern New Mexico, hitting .727 with a .750 on-base percentage and a 1.818 slugging percentage in the Lions’ sweep. She hit four home runs, scored seven runs on eight hits, had 11 RBIs and four stolen bases. She went 3-for-5 in the first game against ENMU, hitting two home runs with four RBIs and a stolen base. She then went 3-for-3 in the second game of the doubleheader, hitting a grand slam and stealing another base with two runs scored. Hill finished the series with a three-run homer while also scoring three runs and stealing two bases.

Hill and the No. 9 Lions are currently 31-3 on the season after sweeping Eastern New Mexico last week. The Lions are 16-2 in conference play and in sole possession of first place in the conference standings. A&M-Commerce returns to the diamond on Friday to start a three-game home series against fellow top 25 opponent West Texas A&M. The teams will play a single game on Friday at 7 p.m. and a doubleheader on Saturday starting at 2 p.m. All games will be played at the John Cain Family Softball Complex. It is Pack the Park week. Admission to the games are free with a voucher found at local businesses or with a local ID.

LONE STAR CONFERENCE SOFTBALL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
Hitter
Feb. 6 – Kinsie Hebler, A&M-Commerce
Feb. 13 – Kourtney Coveney, West Texas A&M
Feb. 20 – Kinsie Hebler, A&M-Commerce (2)
Feb. 27 – Mariah Jameyson, A&M-Commerce
Mar. 6 – Mariah Jameyson, A&M-Commerce (2)
Mar. 12 – Madison Greenwell, Angelo State
Mar. 19 – Mariah Jameyson, A&M-Commerce (3)
Mar. 26 – Mariah Jameyson, A&M-Commerce (4)
Apr. 2 – Jodie Hill, A&M-Commerce

Pitcher
Feb. 6 – Emily Otto, A&M-Commerce
Feb. 13 – Jordan Withrow, Tarleton State
Feb. 20 – Morgan Hill, Angelo State
Bethany Hines, Cameron
Feb. 27 – Brandy Marlett, Angelo State
Mar. 6 – Katie Dean, A&M-Commerce
Mar. 12 – Jordan Withrow, Tarleton State (2)
Mar. 19 – Megan Rosewell, Tarleton State
Mar. 26 – Jordan Withrow, Tarleton State (3)
Apr. 2 – Jordan Withrow, Tarleton State (4)