ATLANTA - The Great South Athletic Conference announced the spring sports Players of the Week for contests played March 21 - 27 and, after voting by the league sports information directors, Salem's Montana Lineberger collected Player of the Week honors while her teammate Lauryn Smith claimed the Pitcher of the Week award.
GSAC Softball Pitcher of the Week – Lauryn Smith of Salem
Lauryn Smith (pictured at right) took the mound and had an outstanding week pitching for Salem as she picked up two victories with wins over Methodist and Emory & Henry. Smith pitched 8 innings in 2 games allowing only 1 earned run on 8 hits in Salem's 13-1 win over Methodist and a 10-2 victory over Emory & Henry. Smith struck out 6 batters and only gave up three walks. She finished the week with an ERA of 1.13
GSAC Softball Player of the Week – Montana Lineberger of Salem
Sophomore Montana Lineberger of Salem College had a stellar 4 game series of hitting, batting 1.000 in three of the four games she played. In four games she went 8-for-10 at the plate batting and an incredible .800 batting average. In her 10 at bats, she produced 6 singles, 2 doubles, one walk, scored 5 runs and delivered 5 RBI's. Lineberger's on-base percentage was .818 and her slugging percentage was 1.000 for the weekend.
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.