ATLANTA, Ga. – The Great South Athletic Conference announced the softball Player and Pitcher of the Week for all games played March 9 – 15 and, following voting by the league sports information directors, Molly Baker of Agnes Scott collected the Player award while Lauryn Smith of Salem captured the weekly Pitching honor.
GSAC Softball Pitcher of the Week - Lauryn Smith of Salem
Lauryn Smith (pictured at right) pitched two outstanding games on the weekend getting victories over St. Joseph's out of New York and Arcadia of Pennsylvania. Smith pitched 5 solid innings against St. Joseph's University only allowing 2 hits in a 8-0 shutout. She continued with an 2-1 victory over Arcadia in a pitching duel the following day striking out 7 giving up 1 run. For the weekend she totaled 12 innings, giving up only 1 run, allowing only 1 walk and striking out 12. She had a weekend ERA of .075.
GSAC Softball Player of the Week - Molly Baker of Agnes Scott
In three conference games versus Wesleyan College and Rust College, Molly Baker batted 7-for-9, with a batting average of .778. In the Wesleyan game, Baker went 2-for-3 (.667) scoring one run and driving in one RBI. In the two games versus Rust College, Baker went 5-for-6 (.833) scoring 4 runs and driving in 2 RBI's. Baker had zero strikeouts in the three games and only left one runner on base. On the field, Baker split her time on the mound and at second base.
Molly Baker of Agnes Scott
The GSAC sports information directors nominate Player of the Week candidates and then vote on the top two nominees in each sport as selected by the conference office. Player of the Week voting occurs on Tuesdays and the weekly announcement of the winners is released each Wednesday morning.