COLUMBIA -- Columbia College senior pitcher Lexi Dickerson was selected to the American Midwest Conference softball all-conference first team, the league announced May 3.
Dickerson (Eugene High School) was one of two Cougar pitchers to make the all-AMC first team. Ella Schouten, a Rock Bridge graduate, was picked as the AMC’s pitcher of the year and the freshman of the year.
Dickerson has pitched in 15 games this season, including 14 starts, and has an 11-3 record for the Cougars with seven complete games and five shutouts. She has a 1.45 ERA with 87 strikeouts in 77⅓ innings pitched and held opponents to one earned run or less in 13 of her appearances.
In the AMC Tournament championship series last Thursday in Columbia, Dickerson pitched a five-hitter to lead the Cougars to a 9-1 win in five innings against William Woods in Game 1, striking out seven. It was the 50th win of her Columbia College career.
Columbia College won Game 2 by a score of 17-3 to win the AMC Tournament.
In five seasons with the Cougars, Dickerson has a 50-11 career record with a 1.64 ERA and 354 strikeouts in 387⅓ innings in the circle.
Columbia College (33-10), ranked No. 18 in the NAIA Top 25 poll, will travel to Henderson, Tenn., for the Opening Round of the NAIA softball national championships. The Cougars are the No. 3 seed in the four-team bracket and will face second-seeded Madonna (Mich.) at 2 p.m. Monday.