Kylie Howson, Ashland softball, and Kenzie Nielsen,Eagle Point softball

Kylie Howson, Ashland softball, and Kenzie Nielsen,Eagle Point softball

For the first time in the three years of AOW, there are co-winners. Howson and Nielsen each collected 40 percent of the vote.

Howson, a senior, pitched a complete game and went 2-for-3 with a double and three RBIs as Ashland beat Philomath 5-2 to end a six-game losing streak.

She held the Warriors to one earned run on eight hits and struck out two.

Nielsen had big games in a pair of same-day wins, 9-3 over Hidden Valley and 22-3 over Springfield.

She was 2-for-4 in the first and 4-for-4 with four runs in the second.

(Week ending March 31)