MEAC Announces Softball Weekly Honors

Courtesy: MEAC Media Relations
          Release: 04/22/2013
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Courtesy: MEAC Media Relations

NORFOLK, Va., April 22, 2013 – Norfolk State sophomore Alina Moriarty earned Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Player of the Week honors in softball, the conference announced on Monday. Liz Riley of Norfolk State was named Pitcher of the Week and Hampton’s Taylor McCoy earned Rookie of the Week accolades.

Moriarty (2B, 5-3, So., Chesapeake, Va.) batted .500 (10-for-20) with three homeruns, one double, seven RBI, and nine runs scored to aid the Spartans to a 5-0 record last week. The sophomore went 2-for-4 (.500) with one homerun, two RBI, and two runs scored in a 6-0 win over Delaware State.

Riley (P, 5-7, So., Virginia Beach, Va.) posted a .76 ERA and struck out 10 batters for a 3-0 record on the week for the Lady Spartans. The sophomore pitched a complete game shutout allowing eight hits and one walk in a 6-0 win over Delaware State.

McCoy (1B, 5-11, Fr., Riverview, Fla.) recorded one double, four RBI, and three runs scored, while batting .500 (9-for-18) to lead the Lady Pirates to a 4-0 record on the week. On the defensive end the rookie contributed 28 putouts and one assist.

Other Top Performers

Jordan Eades (MSU) pitched 5.0 scoreless innings and struck out six against Howard.

Aurelia Gamch (B-CU) batted .571 (8-for-14) with one RBI and one run scored to aid the Lady Wildcats to a 2-2 mark last week.

Nicole Gazzolla (DSU) was 3-for-4 (.750) in a loss to Towson last week.

Brielle Gordon (FAMU) recorded one double and two RBI, while going 3-for-4 (.750) from the plate against North Carolina Central.

Jailynn Jackson (HAM) struck out eleven batters over 7.0 innings pitched in a 9-6 win over Howard.

Jennifer Lindsey (FAMU) allowed three hits and one earned run over seven innings against North Carolina Central.

Taylor McDougall (MSU) recorded two hits and three RBI in a 13-8 win over Mount St. Mary’s.

Sophia Ortega (B-CU) went 3-for-3 (1.000) from the plate with one homerun, one double, one RBI, and three runs scored against Central Florida.

Shanel Tolbert (B-CU) struck out five batters and allowed five hits over seven innings against North Carolina A&T.

Margaret Wilkins (HAM) batted in two runs while going 3-for-4 (.750) from the plate against Maryland Eastern Shore.

Whitney Williams (NSU) was 4-for-4 (1.000) from the plate with one double, one RBI, and one run scored against North Carolina Central.

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