Standout Weeks for Sigrest, Woody Take A-Sun Honors

Monday, March 05, 2012

MACON, Ga. – Mercer's McKenzie Woody and Jacksonville's Sarah Sigrest claimed the Atlantic Sun Conference Softball Player and Pitcher of the Week Honors, announced by the league office on Monday. Woody tallied 14 hits in six contests to extend her eight-game hitting streak, while Sigrest posted three shutout victories to move her record to 7-3 on the season.

PLAYER OF THE WEEK:
McKenzie Woody, Mercer
(CF - So. - Fayetteville, Ga. - Education)

  • First Career A-Sun Player of the Week award
  • Finished the week hitting .583 (14-24) and scored five runs
  • Tallied team-highs with four RBI and 14 total bases and added .583 slugging percentage and .600 on-base percentage
  • Went 4-of-6 on the base paths to help Mercer to three wins including a 14-6 win vs. Big East's Rutgers
  • Currently riding a eight-game hitting streak and owns 10-multiple hit games
OTHER NOMINEES:
  • Casey Horner (1B/DP, ETSU) – Hit .400 with a double, homer and four RBI in two games
  • Kelsey Carpenter (1B/OF, FGCU) – Tallied two triples, five RBI and four runs on the week
  • Kelsey Cartwright (IF, Lipscomb) – Scored game-winning run vs. LIU-Brooklyn
  • Ericka Harris (C, USC Upstate) – Batted .56 on the week with six RBI to help Spartans to six wins
  • Bianca Durant (OF, Kennesaw State) – Had a pair of three-hit performances for the Owls this week
PITCHER OF THE WEEK:
Sarah Sigrest, Jacksonville
(Sr. – Daphne, Ala. – Exercise Science)
  • Fourth Career A-Sun Pitcher of the Week
  • Posted three shutout victories on the week vs. Eastern Michigan, Illinois-Chicago and Penn
  • Struck out 22 batters in 21 innings of work
  • Three shutouts lowered ERA to 2.02 on the season
  • Now stands at 7-3 on the season
OTHER NOMINEES:
  • Amanda Josie (So., FGCU) – Earned first collegiate win vs. Bowling Green
  • Whitney Kiihnl (Sr., Lipscomb) – Struck out seven batters in win vs. St. John's
  • Hannah Alexander (So.,USC Upstate) – Went a perfect 3-0 with three complete games and 33 strikeouts
  • Ashley Brown (Jr., North Florida) – Hurled two complete games vs. McNesse State and Delaware State
2012 Atlantic Sun Softball Player and Pitcher of the Week
Date Player of the Week (School)
Pitcher of the Week (School)
Feb. 13 Mariah Reynolds (North Florida) Hannah Alexander (USC Upstate)
Feb. 20 Kelsey Carpenter (FGCU) Amanda Henderson (Kennesaw State)
Feb.27 Shellie Robinson (USC Upstate) Whitney Kiihnl (Lipscomb)
Mar. 5 McKenzie Woody (Mercer) Sarah Sigrest (Jacksonville)

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