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Irelynn West and Amanda Weyh earn All-OVC selections

PEORIA, Ill. – The Ohio Valley Conference announced their 2024 Softball All-OVC selections at the OVC Banquet in Peoria, Illinois. Irelynn West was labeled as a first-team outfielder at the time Amanda Weyh earned second-team honors on the mound.

West, named to the 2023 All-OVC Second team, played in 46 games for the Lions this season, where she hit .259, which ranked fourth on the team. In 135 at-bats, West posted 35 hits, including six doubles, two triples and one home run. Her 19 RBI led the team. She had an eight-game hitting streak earlier this season.

“Irelynn has been a solid attacking force for us this season,” said the head coach Erin Brown. “She really stepped up for us throughout the conference and I’m so happy that the other coaches selected her as one of the top outfielders in the OVC. I’m very proud of her and happy with her success.”

In conference play, she ranks second on the team in batting average with a .296 while having 24 hits as a team. Her .444 slugging percentage is also the highest on the team in conference play. West was second on the team in points scored during OVC play with 12.

Defensively, West has 86 putouts in 91 chances with a fielding percentage of .967. She has two outfield assists this season, including throwing out a runner last weekend at Eastern Illinois. She becomes the first Lion to earn both first and second team honors in her career.

Weyh also earned All-OVC second team honors after serving as the Lions’ number one pitcher all season. She currently ranks fourth in the OVC in ERA with a 2.00 while posting a 15-8 record on the mound, one of only seven pitchers to do so in the conference.

“Amanda played a key role in our success this spring,” Brown said. “It is a compliment to her to have been selected by the OVC coaches as one of the top four throwers in a league that has some really talented throwers. Amanda has made her mark on our program and it is so rewarding to see her finish her career as a DI all-conference pitcher.”

Weyh has pitched 11 complete games this season, while throwing at least five innings 23 times. Her six shutouts rank first among all pitchers in the OVC, and rank second in strikeouts with 159. Weyh has at least six strikeouts in nine games, including a season-high 10 twice.

During her time at Lindenwood, Weyh has received many accolades. In the NCAA era, she holds the school records in wins (60), saves (7), appearances (125), innings pitched (628.0), complete games (55), shutouts (23) and strikeouts (550).

Weyh and West will look to help the Lions on Wednesday, May 8 when they take on #7 Tennessee Tech to kick off the OVC Championship. For more information, visit lindenwoodlions.com.