Valerie Teter named NAIA Softball Player of the Week

Tuesday, April 26, 2011 | 10:10 p.m. CDT

COLUMBIA — Columbia College senior Valerie Teter was named the NAIA National Softball Player of the Week after the Cougars went 4-0 last week. Teter hit .846 (11-for-13), scored seven times, hit four home runs and had 13 RBIs. 

In the Cougars' 8-1 victory against Harris-Stowe University on Thursday, Teter hit a home run in the bottom of the sixth inning to tie the game 1-1. The Cougars scored one more run in the sixth and added six runs in the seventh inning.

In the second game of the doubleheader, Teter had four hits including two home runs and seven RBIs. Teter's two home runs in the second game tied the Columbia College record for most home runs in a season with 11.

On the mound, Teter won all four of the Cougars games. She allowed nine hits, struck out 46 batters and had an opponent batting average of .110 in 24 innings.

The Cougars play Hannibal-LaGrange University in the quarterfinal round of the AMC Tournament on Friday.

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