Baird and Henderson Post Strong Week for A-Sun Honors

Monday, February 18, 2013

MACON, Ga. – ETSU's Jackie Baird and Kennesaw State's Amanda Henderson landed Atlantic Sun Softball Weekly Honors, as announced by the conference on Monday.

Baird was hot at the plate, going 11-for-17 for the Buccaneers, while Henderson posted three wins for the Owls in the circle.

PLAYER OF THE WEEK:
Jackie Baird, ETSU
(Jr. – 3B – Ooltewah, Tenn. – Exercise Science)
  • First Career Player of the Week award; first for ETSU since the 2009 season
  • Went 11-for-17 at the plate to collect a weekend batting average of .647 at the College of Charleston Classic
  • Leads the Buccaneers this season with a batting average of .577; second in the A-Sun
  • Knocked out the game-winning home run vs. the College of Charleston
  • Slugged over 1.000 and ended the weekend with three runs, four RBIs, four doubles and a homer
OTHER NOMINEES:
  • Chelsea Zgrabik (Jr., FGCU) – Collected a home run and seven RBIs in the Eagles opening week of the season
  • McKenzie Woody (Jr., Mercer) – Recorded five stolen bases and four runs in four games for the Bears
  • Marissa Thomas (Jr., North Florida) – Led UNF in hits (6), doubles (2), RBI (6) and total bases (11) in the week
  • Kaylee Williams (So., Kennesaw State) – Registered three RBIs out of the Owls five runs in the weekend of play
  • Sarah Simon (Sr., Jacksonville) – Hit a home run vs. No. 5 Florida and tallied six RBIs on the weekend
PITCHER OF THE WEEK:
Amanda Henderson, Kennesaw State
(Jr. – P – Covington, Ga. – Exercise & Health Science)
  • Third Career Pitcher of the Week award; second this season
  • Earned three wins including two complete game shutouts for the Owls at the KSU Classic
  • Registered a 0.00 ERA and did not give up a run, while only allowing nine hits in 18 innings of work
  • Tallied 10 strikeouts against IUPUI, nine versus Tennessee Tech and six against SIUE
  • Henderson currently sits at 6-0 on the season with an ERA of 0.54 and 51 total strikeouts
OTHER NOMINEES:
  • Kaylie Wallace (So., North Florida) – Went 2-0 on four appearances for the week for the Ospreys
  • Anna Miller (Jr., USC Upstate) – Became the fifth Spartan to throw a no-hitter in program history vs. George Mason
  • Sam Harrell (Fr., ETSU) – Recorded her first collegiate shutout, blanking Towson through 7 innings
  • Cecile Gomez (Fr., Jacksonville) – Struck out 13 batters in 14 innings of action for the Dolphins
  • Shelby Morgan (So., FGCU) – Threw three complete games and two shutouts for the Eagles
  • Meredith Owen (Jr., Stetson) – Tossed a five-hit, 5-1 complete game victory over Buffalo
2013 Atlantic Sun Softball Weekly Awards
Date Player of the Week (School)
Pitcher of the Week (School)
Feb. 11 Maddison Kieffer (USC Upstate)
Amanda Henderson (Kennesaw State)
Feb. 18 Jackie Baird (ETSU)
Amanda Henderson (Kennesaw State)

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