Player of the Week #5
Meghan Gregg – Tennessee – Infielder
Gregg is a big part of Tennessee’s great start to their season with her powerful bat. She’s hitting .468 BA with 7 HRs and 35 RBI’s so far this season, including a two-out Grand Slam in the sixth inning of the Lady Vols Friday night game against Muzzou to lead Tennessee to a 7-4 win at Sherri Parker Lee Stadium.
Pitcher of the Week #5
Alexis Osorio – Alabama – RHP
Osorio got her 7th career no-hitter against Boston College this week along with setting a new Alabama single-game strikeout record and tied the NCAA record for strikeouts in a seven-inning game with 21 strikeouts against Fordham. She’s off to a 9-1 start this season with a 0.96 ERA.
Player of the Week #4
Victoria Draper – Auburn – Outfielder
The redshirt senior had a .833 BA in the Wilson-DeMarini Classic. Once on base she showed her speed going 9-for-9 in stolen base attempts resulting in a D1 leading 29 in total.
Pitcher of the Week #4
Taylor McQuillin – Arizona – Pitcher
I got to watch her pitch over the weekend against Texas. She won both games first 2-0 in a pitching duel and 10-2 in a blowout. She had 16 strikeouts and a 0.00 ERA. Add the fact that she has been legally blind in her left eye since birth and it makes her pitching skills even that much more impressive.
Player of the Week #3
Jessie Warren – Florida State – Infielder
Senior Jessie Warren offensive power showed as she hit home runs in the two games Florida State played on Saturday in the Easton Bama Bash. She ended up with four RBI’s that makes her tied with Whitney Haller of Georgia Tech (2006-09) for the ACC record of 228 RBI. She’s currently hitting .449 BA with 8 home runs.
Pitcher of the Week #3
Kelly Barnhill – Florida Gators – Right Handed Pitcher
This week we selected Florida’s Kelly Barnhill. She had what would be career achievements for most pitchers in just one week. Barnhill threw her, second of the season and fourth overall career no-hitter against Iowa State. She also threw her first perfect game in an 8-0 win over Georgia Southern. She also 4-0 while recording 44 strikeouts in her 22.2 innings pitched in the Aquafina Invitational.
Pitcher of the Week #2
Very few players have meant as much to their team as Kaitlin Lee has to Ole Miss Softball. Both her talent and team spirit means a win almost anytime she steps on the mound for them. Last week was no exception and she won in both her games, first in a 4 hit outing against Texas and then throwing a shutout against Oregon in a nine innings game. Lee was selected both MVP of the Puerto Vallarta College Challenge and SEC Pitcher of the Week.
Player of the Week #2
This week our Player of the Week is Baylor Lady Bear outfielder Jessie Scroggins who last year as a junior was the Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year and chosen for the All-Big 12 First Team. Scroggins has picked up this year where she left off last season wielding a strong bat going 8-13 for a .615 BA this week. That included three RBI’s along with hitting 3-3 in Baylor’s game against Alabama and their ace pitcher Alexis Osorio.
Pitcher of the Week #1
Mississippi State’s season got off to a strong start going 4-0 in the Bulldog Kickoff Classic. A lot of that success can be attributed to senior pitcher Holly Ward. In her opening tourney game against Mississippi Valley State she pitched Mississippi State’s first perfect game in over two decades in 10-0 five innings run ruled victory. She ended the tournament a perfect 2-0 with a 0.00 ERA giving up only two hits while striking out 18 in her two games pitched. Ward’s other win was over Missouri State by a final score of 5-0. When asked about her perfect game Ward said, “We were really excited”, “We were pumped to be back on the field again at Nusz Park. Calyn [Adams] and Mia [Davidson] behind the plate were really working for me. Mia was getting me calls left and right and blocking balls up. Calyn closed the game with me. She did a great job. Sarai [Niu] she took a beating. She told me afterwards that that was for my perfect game. It shows that they’ve got my back, and I’ve got theirs.”
Player of the Week #1
Senior catcher for the Oregon Ducks Gwen Svekis is this weeks player of the week. She played a big part in the teams 6-0 start this season in the Kajikawa Classic. She ended the weekend with a .500 batting average that included five home runs and 12 RBI’s and nine runs. I got to see the Ducks play thanks to Pac-12 Networks coverage of the tournament and they looked really strong both on offense and with their pitching. This should be another great season for them.