Aguirre, Alexander Pick Up A-Sun Weekly Honors

Monday, April 16, 2012

MACON, Ga. - Lipscomb's Gracey Aguirre and USC Upstate's Hannah Alexander earned the Atlantic Sun Conference Softball Player and Pitcher of the Week Honors, announced by the league office on Monday. Aguirre scored three game-winning runs on the week, while Alexander had a 0.37 ERA in A-Sun play on the week.

PLAYER OF THE WEEK:
Gracey Aguirre, Lipscomb
(OF/3B - Fr. - Houston, Texas - Biology)

  • First Career A-Sun Player of the Week award
  • Scored the game-winning run in the both games of the doubleheader against Austin Peay
  • Also scored the game-winning run in the first game of doubleheader against Belmont
  • Went 3-for-3 with a double and two RBI in the second game against Belmont
  • Ended the week with a .636 batting average with four RBI and six runs scored
OTHER NOMINEES:
  • Bianca Durant (OF, Kennesaw State) – Averaged .667 at the plate with one home run
  • Jordan Cleghorn (C, Stetson) – Recorded two doubles and a homer with a .500 average at the plate
  • Ericka Harris (C, USC Upstate) – Has eight hits, two doubles and four RBI on the week
  • Chelsea Zgrabik (C, FGCU) – Went three-for-six against Mercer with a homer and five RBI
  • Sarah Simon (C, Jacksonville) – Went six-for-13 with three doubles and two homers
  • Marissa Thomas (1B, North Florida) – Ended the week with one homer and one RBI, averaging .353 at the plate
PITCHER OF THE WEEK:
Hannah Alexander, USC Upstate
(So. – Lexington, N.C. – Physical Education)
  • Second Career A-Sun Pitcher of the Week Award; second of the season
  • Led the Spartans to a 3-1 record on the road
  • Pitched all 10 innings against the Ospreys with nine strikeouts
  • Her lone loss came from No. 11 Georgia
  • Went 3-0 in A-Sun play with a 0.37 ERA
OTHER NOMINEES:
  • Abbey Mixon (Jr., Kennesaw State) – Shut out Troy, tossing six and a third scoreless innings.
  • Whitney Kiihnl (Sr., Lipscomb) – Threw a shutout against Belmont and ended the week with a 0.58 ERA
  • Brittany Eppley (Sr., Jacksonville) – Went 2-0 on the week, allowing just nine hits and one run
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)
Mar. 12 Jessica Barnes (FGCU) Whitney Kiihnl (Lipscomb)
Mar. 19 Kirsten Bembnowski (FGCU) Kaylie Wallace (North Florida)
Mar. 26 Shellie Robinson (USC Upstate) Whitney Kiihnl (Lipscomb)
Apr. 2 Jessica Cross (Kennesaw State) Kaylie Wallace (North Florida)
April 9 Mia Vierra (Belmont) Shelby Morgan (FGCU)
Apr. 16 Gracey Aguirre (Lipscomb) Hannah Alexander (USC Upstate)

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