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Monday, March 3, 2014

Weekend Roundup

News and Notes:

  • Congrats to three D1 head coaches who earned milestone victories this weekend: Hofstra's Bill Edwards (900th); USC-Upstate's Chris Hawkins (700th); and Texas A&M's Jo Evans, who earned her 1,000th career victory.
  • Newly-signed PA Rebellion outfielder Ashley Carter has signed a sponsorship deal w/ We Are WarPaint,, an eyeblack company.
  • Congrats to the pitchers on this week's edition of the No-No Express! (If I missed somebody that belongs on this list, please bring it to my attention so I can give them the recognition they deserve):
    • Jaycee Affeldt, Troy (7.0 IP, 1 BB, 8 SO)
    • Kelsee Selman, LSU (6.0 IP, 1 BB, 9 SO)
    • Farish Beard, USA (7.0 IP, 1 BB, 15 SO)
    • Sarah Purvis, Georgia Southern (7.0 IP, 1 BB, 12 SO)
    • Courtney Roberts, Campbell (7.0 IP, 3 BB, 4 SO)
    • Riley Carter, Mercer (5.0 IP, 0 BB, 7 SO)
    • Megan Hyson, Georgetown (7.0 IP, 1 BB, 5 SO)
    • Carolyn Szymanski, Delaware (5.0 IP, 1 BB, 9 SO)
    • Aimee Creger, Tulsa (7.0 IP, 1 BB, 17 SO)
    • EDIT: Anna O'Neill (5.0 IP, 3 BB, 6 SO)
    • EDIT: Emily Weiman (5.0 IP, 2 BB, 7 SO)


Photo of the Week: 
Gator Rally Caps!
(Photo courtesy Hannah Rogers via Facebook)


Pitcher/Player of the Week: 
South Alabama's FARISH BEARD has been named the Justin's World Pitcher of the Week. Over the weekend, Beard posted a 0.00 ERA (one unearned run) in 18 innings, as well as a seven-inning no-hitter. She allowed only two hits and three walks all weekend, while striking out an astounding 36!







It's up to you to decide who the Player of the Week will be! We've narrowed it down to three candidates, all of whom are amazing players who had stellar performances this weekend. You'll find the poll directly to your right, on the sidebar - please go cast your vote now! The poll will run until March 6, 2014 at 11:59 PM, Central time. This week's candidates are:
  • Jenny Gilbert, Ball State - .500, 3 HR, 10 RBI, 9 R, 5 BB, 2 2B, 1 SB
  • Lauren Haeger, Florida - .412, 4 HR, 11 RBI, 7 R, 1 SB, 3 BB
  • Shellie Robinson, USC-Upstate - .471, 4 HR, 10 RBI, 6 R, 2 BB

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