Barnes/Parker Outstanding League Play Earns A-Sun Honors

Monday, April 08, 2013

MACON, Ga. – FGCU's Jessica Barnes and Lipscomb's Heather Parker collected their second career Atlantic Sun Weekly Softball Honors after leading their team to wins in conference action this weekend.

Barnes registered eight RBIs for the Eagles in three games vs. Mercer, while Parker pitched two shutouts vs. ETSU in league play.

PLAYER OF THE WEEK:
Jessica Barnes, FGCU
(Jr. – OF – Winter Haven, Fla. – Computer Information Systems)
  • Second Career Player of the Week award; First this season
  • Hit two home runs and eight RBIs in three games against Mercer
  • Tallied 14 total bases off of six hits to finish the weekend with a slugging percentage of 1.077
  • In 13 at bats, registered a batting average of .462 for the Eagles
  • Led FGCU in at bats (13), runs (6), doubles (2), RBI (8), total bases (14), and slugging percentage (1.077)
OTHER NOMINEES:
  • Bree Thurman (Sr., Lipscomb) – Scored four times and stole four bases in the Bisons series vs. ETSU
  • Cheyenne Griffin (So., USC Upstate) – Posted three multi-hit games on the week
  • Karson Tuck (Jr., Jacksonville) – Batted .500 with a team-leading six RBIs and three extra base hits
PITCHER OF THE WEEK:
Heather Parker, Lipscomb
(Jr. – P – Pleasant Grove, Ala. – Psychology/Nursing)
  • Second Career Pitcher of the Week award; Second this season
  • Grabbed two starts at ETSU and won both of them with a pair of one-hit shutouts
  • Allowed only two hits in 12 innings in the circle vs. the Buccaneers
  • Collected 16 strike outs in three appearances including eight in game three vs. the Bucs
  • Marked an ERA of 0.497 for the Bisons this week
OTHER NOMINEES:
  • Amanda Josie (Jr., FGCU) – Earned a 15-7 complete game victory vs. Mercer
  • Jamie Ujvari (Fr., USC Upstate) – Recorded 15 strikeouts in three 13.2 innings pitched for the Spartans
  • Taylor Rossman (Fr., Jacksonville) – Went 2-0 this week with 13 strikeouts and posted a 0.00 ERA
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)
April 1 Ashley Simon (Jacksonville)
Heather Parker (Lipscomb)
April 8 Jessica Barnes (FGCU)
Heather Parker (Lipscomb)

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