(PERRYVILLE, Mo.) – After earning two complete-game victories and setting the tone at the top of the Perryville Pirates softball lineup last weekend, junior Ann-Marie Simpson earned honors as the Parkland Health Mart Pharmacy “Play It Forward” Athlete of the Week. Simpson allowed three unearned runs against Union in her first game in the circle Friday. The next day, she tossed a one-hit shutout against Rolla. Simpson said she can’t take all the credit for her pitching performance.

Simpson said she hopes to build off of her successful weekend.

As the Athlete of the Week, Simpson chose to send a $25 donation from Parkland Health Mart Pharmacy to the local Relay for Life, as part of the American Cancer Society.