by Tremayne Fisher
The Central Missouri Jennies have collected the most wins since the 2009 season. The Jens are 35-13 overall and 17-5 in the MIAA.
The Jennies have won seven of their last 10 games dating back to April 10. The Jennies hold sole possession of first place in the MIAA with only four conference games left in the regular season.
Graciously for the Jennies, these last four games are two home series versus Lincoln and Lindenwood. The Lincoln Lady Blue Tigers are 3-43 and the Lindenwood Lions are 16-32.
This will be the Jennies seniors’ last home stand at South Recreation Complex. The Jennies seniors are pitchers Jakki Prater, Katie Shockley, Jessica Wilkes and outfielder Amanda Nally.
Prater, Shockley and Wilkes make up the pitching rotation and represent the core of the Jennies success this season. The Jennies pitching staff has the third-best earned run average in the MIAA at 2.88. They also rank top 5 in opposing teams batting average, innings pitched and strikeouts. Amanda Nally chipped in to help her fellow seniors out in the outfield with a fielding percentage of .920, before suffering a season-ending injury to her wrist March 27 hosting Southwest Baptist.
Thursday, April 23 is the Jennies Pink Out game against Lincoln. First pitch is set for 4 p.m. The Jens will then close out the regular season Saturday, April 25, against Lindenwood. First pitch in that contest is 1 p.m.