Sydney Mosby named AMCC Pitcher of the Year

2013 all-AMCC selections
From left: Sydney Mosby, Jamie Winzeler, Alyssa Cunningham and Meagan Lewis


Sydney Mosby, a junior softball player at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford, was named the AMCC Pitcher of the Year on Wednesday, and head coach Tina Phillips was honored as Coach of the Year.

Additionally, four players were named to the all-conference team.

Mosby, who led the conference in wins with 15, received first-team honors for the first time in her career. Jamie Winzeler was named to the second-team, and Alyssa Cunningham and Meagan Lewis were third-team picks. Winzeler, Cunningham and Lewis were all first-time selections.

Mosby, who was a second-team pick as a freshman and sophomore, went 15-6 with a 2.05 ERA in 22 appearances this season. She ranked second in the AMCC in earned run average and third in batters struck out with 118, the second-best single season mark in team history. She became the program's all-time career strikeout leader against Penn State Altoona on April 27, and her 15 wins are tied for third-most all-time in program history.

Opponents hit just .234 off Mosby, and she also added a save for good measure. In conference play, she was 8-2 with a 1.32 ERA with 60 strikeouts in 58.1 innings pitched. Offensively, the Sagamore Hills, Ohio, native led the Panthers in nearly every major category.

Winzeler, a senior outfielder, hit .298 with 19 RBIs and a team-leading 26 runs scored. She joined the 100-hit club on April 6 against Franciscan with a single. She finished her career with 114 hits, sixth-most in program history. The Perrysburg, Ohio, native was tied for the team-lead in doubles (8) and triples (2).

Cunningham, a senior second basemen, hit .256 with seven RBIs and 18 runs scored. She led the Panthers with five sacrifice hits, and her five stolen bases were third on the team. The Smethport native posted six multi-hit games and batted .286 in conference play.

Lewis, a freshman shortstop, batted .310 with one home run and 15 RBIs. She was second on the team in slugging percentage (.450) and on base percentage (.384). Her 10 extra base hits were tied for first, and the Buffalo native had five multiple RBI games.

Phillips was tabbed the Coach of the Year for the second time in her career after the Panthers exceeded expectations in 2013.

Pitt-Bradford went 22-16 this year, the fifth 20-win season under Phillips, finished tied for second in the conference during the regular season and advanced to the AMCC championship game for the first time since 2007.

The Panthers were picked to finish sixth in the preseason coaches' poll after going 10-30 last year.