Kennedy and Wallace Earn A-Sun Weekly Softball Honors

Monday, March 25, 2013

MACON, Ga. – Mercer's Krista Kennedy and North Florida's Kaylie Wallace took home Atlantic Sun Softball Weekly Honors as announced by the conference on Monday.

Kennedy knocked out her second grand slam of the season for the Bears, while Wallace collected three wins for the Ospreys this week.

PLAYER OF THE WEEK:
Krista Kennedy, Mercer
(Jr. – IF – Marietta, Ga. – Psychology)
  • First Career Player of the Week award
  • Helped the Bears to a 3-1 week in conference play
  • Collected a hit in every game, including two home runs
  • Marked her second grand slam of the season in 12-4 win vs. Stetson
  • Tallied eight RBIs and a batting average of .538 for the Bears.
OTHER NOMINEES:
  • Kelsey Carpenter (So., FGCU) – Recorded three home runs and nine RBIs this week
  • Sara Sikes (Jr., Kennesaw State) – Registered seven hits off 12 at bats for the Owls
  • Shellie Robinson (So., USC Upstate) – Went five-for-nine with two doubles and a home run
  • Mariah Reynolds (So., North Florida) – Drilled a grand slam to left center that lifted UNF to the 5-4 win and clinch the series
  • Demi Meza (So., Stetson) – Tied a school record with three home runs in a single game vs. Marshall
PITCHER OF THE WEEK:
Kaylie Wallace, North Florida
(So. – P – North Palm Beach, Fla. – Accounting)
  • Third Career Pitcher of the Week award; First this season
  • Was the winning pitcher of record in three of UNF's four wins on the week
  • Posted an ERA of 1.33 in three complete games
  • Picked up her fourth complete-game shutout of the season in UNF's 2-0 win vs. Monmouth
  • Struck out nine batters vs. Monmouth
OTHER NOMINEES:
  • Shelby Morgan (So., FGCU) – Recorded three wins including a 5-0 shutout vs. ETSU
  • Kerri Nidiffer (Sr., Mercer) – Tallied six strikeouts in 13 innings for the Bears
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)
Feb. 25 Shellie Robinson (USC Upstate)
Meredith Owen (Stetson)
Mar. 4 Chelsea Zgrabik (FGCU)
Kayla Goff (North Florida)
Mar. 11 Chrissy Morello (Stetson)
Jamie Ujvari (USC Upstate)
Mar. 18 Mariah Fernandez (FGCU)
Amanda Henderson (Kennesaw State)
Mar. 25 Krista Kennedy (Mercer)
Kaylie Wallace (North Florida)

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