North Greenville's Griffin and Limestone's Smith Named Conference Carolinas Softball Players of the Week

HIGH POINT, N.C. – North Greenville University's Jaelin Griffin was named the Conference Carolinas Softball Player of the Week, while Limestone College's Courtney Smith was tabbed the Conference Carolinas Softball Pitcher of the Week for games played Feb. 26 - Mar. 4, the Conference announced today.

Griffin, a freshman from Belmont, N.C., led NGU to a 2-2 week by posting a .615 batting average on eight hits, which included three doubles and one home run. She also tallied six RBI while scoring four runs. In a 17-1 win over Claflin, Griffin went 4-for-4 with two doubles and four RBI.

Griffin currently has a .386 batting average with five doubles and eight RBI. Her doubles ranking second in Conference Carolinas, while her batting average ranks ninth. 

A senior from Bluffton, S.C., Smith pitched 26.2 innings for the Saints and went 3-2 last week. She would give up 18 hits, allowing seven runs with only three being earned to post a .79 ERA. She issued six walks, but struck out 22 batters on the week.

Smith ranks first in Conference Carolinas in wins (8), strikeouts (62) and saves (1), while ranking second in ERA (1.04).


Also nominated for Softball Player of the Week: Alexis Pereiro (Belmont Abbey), Sarah Tucker (Lees-McRae), Makaila Irby (Southern Wesleyan), Taylor Martin (Barton), Kayla Allen (Mount Olive) & Siara Shelton (Limestone)

Also nominated for Softball Pitcher of the Week: Kara Cunningham (Lees-McRae), Amanda Coffrin (North Greenville) & Teagan Crosby (Barton)

2018 Softball Players of the Week

Week One (Feb. 6) - Jordan Blake (Barton)
Week Two (Feb. 13) - Taylor Koon (North Greenville)
Week Three (Feb. 20) - Kate Lee (North Greenville)
Week Four (Feb. 27) - Hannah Riddle (King)
Week Five (Mar. 6) - Jaelin Griffin (North Greenville)

2018 Softball Pitchers of the Week
Week One (Feb. 6) - Morgan Hendrix (Erskine)
Week Two (Feb. 13) - Amanda Coffrin (North Greenville)
Week Three (Feb. 20) - Kara Cunningham (Lees-McRae)
Week Four (Feb. 27) - Amanda Coffrin (North Greenville)
Week Five (Mar. 6) - Courtney Smith (Limestone)