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Bishop-Riley Named ASUN Player of the Week

February 22, 2021  Lynchburg, Va.   RSS
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Amber Bishop-Riley was named ASUN Softball Player of the Week.

Amber Bishop-Riley was named ASUN Softball Player of the Week.

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Following an impressive showing last week, Liberty senior infielder Amber Bishop-Riley has been named ASUN Softball Player of the Week.

A native of Murrieta, Calif., Bishop-Riley earns her fourth career ASUN Player of the Week honor. Between her time in the Big South and ASUN, Bishop-Riley has received a program-record six conference player of the week awards.  

Bishop-Riley continued to dominate at the plate during a seven-game week, batting .450 with a .560 on base percentage, .900 slugging percentage, three homers, six RBI and five runs scored.

The senior opened the week by going 2-for-4 with her 50th career homer and one RBI in a 7-2 win over New Mexico State, Monday.

She then batted 2-for-3 with a homer, three RBI and two runs scored in an 11-2, five-inning win over NMSU in game two on Monday. She hit a three-run walk-off homer to end the game.

On Wednesday at previously-unbeaten Troy, she walked a career-high four times in a 3-1 win over Troy. That was the most walks by a Lady Flame since 2007.

Her production remained strong at the Bama Bash. In two games each against No. 5 Alabama and No. 7 LSU, she batted .385 with a homer, two RBI and two runs scored.

She went 1-for-3 in a 6-4 loss at Alabama on Friday. On Saturday, she batted 2-for-3 against No. 7 LSU, with a homer, two RBI and one run scored. Her fifth-inning, two-run homer gave Liberty a 3-0 lead. During Saturday's 8-1 loss to Alabama, she went 1-for-3 against the Crimson Tide's top pitcher, Montana Fouts. On Sunday, she batted 1-for-4 versus LSU, who had the top ERA in the nation last year at 0.95.

Bishop is the NCAA Division I active leader in games played (225), at bats (739) and hits (275). She is also the program record holder in hits, RBI (180) and total bases (485).

The Lady Flames open their 2021 home schedule this weekend, hosting the Liberty Softball Classic from Friday through Sunday. Liberty will welcome Notre Dame to Liberty Softball Stadium for the first time, while also taking on Bucknell twice. The next two weeks include 11 straight home games.