ORCHARD PARK, NY – Following the 2018 season, the Franciscan softball team placed three on the 2018 Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference all-conference teams, as announced by the league office Tuesday afternoon.
Earning back-to-back honors, sophomore Ashley Kondracki was named the All-AMCC second team first baseman. Kondracki finished the year second on the team with a .383 batting average behind 23 hits, including seven doubles and two home runs. Kondracki drove in 21 runs and scored 13 times. Due to an early-season injury, Kondracki missed eight games but still finished the year with a .441 on-base percentage and a .600 slugging percentage. Kondracki was third in the league with 119 putouts and boasted a .965 fielding percentage for the season. The Beaver, PA native recorded a hit in 13 of the 18 AMCC games.
Joining Kondracki on the second team with her first career honors is freshman second baseman Allyson Weiss. The Greenwood, IN native, started in all 28 games for the Lady Barons this season and led the team with a .424 batting average. Weiss led the league and set the Lady Baron single-season record with 33 stolen bases and is currently second in the country in stolen bases per game (1.18). Weiss drove in 28 runs this season behind 39 hits, including seven triples, six doubles, and five home runs. Weiss finished the season with a .804 slugging percentage and a .459 on-base percentage. Weiss had at least one hit in 15 of the 18 AMCC games while sporting a 10-game hitting streak in the middle of the season. The freshman reached base safely in 17 of the 18 conference games and 25 of the Lady Barons' games this season. In the field, Weiss finished the year with a .952 fielding percentage including 48 putouts and 32 assists.
Rounding out the all-conference selections for the Lady Barons is freshman pitcher Andi Queen who was named to the all-AMCC third team. Queen finished the year with an 8-3 record in 17 appearances, setting the Lady Barons' single-season win record. The freshman finished the season with a team-best 3.53 ERA in 85.1 innings pitched. Queen struck out 20 batters and allowed just 12 walks for the entire season. The Portsmouth, OH native threw nine complete games and earned one save. At the plate, Queen had six hits in 32 at-bats, including one double, and drove in five runs.
The Lady Barons finished the year 14-14, setting the program's single-season win record.