Central Arkansas’ Myers, UIW’s Leal Wins Southland Softball Weekly Awards

first_imgMyers led Central Arkansas in nine batting categories over the weekend. She batted .563 with a .938 slugging percentage, collecting multiple hits in four of the Bears’ five games on the weekend. In Saturday’s contest against LIU Brooklyn, the senior shortstop recorded a home run and two doubles with four RBIS. She finished the week with nine hits and six RBIs to go along with three doubles. She also had a .632 on base percentage. This is the second hitting award for the Bears and first weekly award for UIW this season. Leal earned the win for all three of UIW’s victories at the Madeira Beach Showcase this past weekend. She tied a career-high when she fired six strikeouts against Villanova on Friday in a complete-game effort. She also tossed a complete game in a 3-2 win against Alabama State on Saturday. The senior from Kyle, Texas, started Sunday’s game against Eastern Michigan and gave up just three earned runs, striking out three in her five innings of work. She ended the week limiting opponents to a .291 batting average.Honorable Mention: Megan Landry, Nicholls; Micaela Bouvier, Northwestern State; Amie Cisneros.Southland weekly award winners are nominated and voted upon by each school’s sports information director. Voting for one’s own athlete is not permitted. To earn honorable mention, a student-athlete must appear on at least 25 percent of ballots. Softball Hitter of the Week – Kate Myers, Central Arkansas – SS – Sr. – Tulsa, Okla. FRISCO, Texas – Central Arkansas’ Kate Myers and UIW’s Sarah Leal are the Southland Conference Softball Players of the Week, the league announced Tuesday. Southland Conference Players of the Week are presented by UniversalCoin.com.center_img Myers led the Central Arkansas (7-9, 0-0 SLC) offense at the EMU Madeira Beach Invitational, tallying wins against LIU Brooklyn and Villanova. Leal picked up three wins in the circle for UIW (3-6, 0-0 SLC) at the same tournament. Softball Pitcher of the Week – Sarah Leal, UIW – Sr. – Kyle, Texas Honorable Mention: Amanda Gianelloni, Nicholls; Alli Daigle, Southeastern Louisiana; Bryana Novegil, Stephen F. Austin.last_img

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