Often overshadowed by the wealth of young talent on the Wyoming Area softball roster, senior Melissa Eipper took the spotlight early in the Lady Warriors win over cross-river rival Pittston Area.
Eipper smashed a two-run single in the top of the first to give Wyoming Area a lead it would not relinquish against the Lady Patriots.
For her effort, Melissa has been named The Sunday Dispatch Wyoming Area Athlete of the Week for the week April 25-May 1.
Eipper added an RBI groundout later in the game as she paced the Lady Warriors with three RBI.
Posters of Melissa can be seen at Januzzi’s Pizza, Wyoming and Smart Designs and Graphics, Wyoming, sponsors of the Wyoming Area Athlete of the Week.