HIGH POINT, N.C. – Southern Wesleyan University's Lydia Clanton was named the Conference Carolinas Softball Player of the Week, while Limestone College's Caroline Ruth was tabbed the Conference Carolinas Softball Pitcher of the Week for games played Feb. 4-10, the Conference announced today.
A freshman from Waynesboro, Miss., Clanton propelled the Warriors to a 4-2 record last week. Clanton tallied a .611 average on 11 hits, including five extra-base hits (3 2B, 3B, HR), and 12 RBI. Clanton's best performance was a 3-for-4 outing with a double and four RBI in a 10-1 win over Columbia International.
A freshman from Waxhaw, N.C., Ruth picked up a pair of wins and a save to lead the Saints to a 3-0 record last week. In 14.2 innings of work, Ruth punched out 16 batters while scattering six hits, issuing three walks and allowing just two earned runs for a .95 ERA.
Also nominated for Softball Player of the Week:
Peyton Wilson (Belmont abbey) - Batted .250 with two hits and three RBI in three games.
Charlene Thompson (Mount Olive) - Batted .583 with seven hits and three RBI in four games.
Savannah Small (North Greenville) - Batted .429 with three hits in two games.
Lindsey Mason (Limestone) - Batted .455 with five hits and two RBI in four games.
Also nominated for Softball Pitcher of the Week:
Delanie Laudenbacher (Southern Wesleyan) - 2-1 record with 19 innings pitched with eight strikeouts and 5.16 ERA in three outings.
Annabeth Watkins (Belmont Abbey) - 1-1 record with 13 innings pitched with 12 strikeouts and 1.62 ERA in two outings.
Haley Brogden (Mount Olive) - 1-1 record with 10 innings pitched with 13 strikeouts and 3.50 ERA in two outings.
Jaelin Griffin (North Greenville) - 1-1 record with 12 innings pitched with 16 strikeouts and 1.17 ERA in two outings. Batted .333 with three hits and two RBI in three games.
2019 Softball Players of the Week
Week One (Feb. 5) - Morgan Smith (Belmont Abbey)
Week Two (Feb. 12) - Lydia Clanton (Southern Wesleyan)
2019 Softball Pitchers of the Week
Week One (Feb. 5) - Sydney Sullivan (Limestone)
Week Two (Feb. 12) - Caroline Ruth (Limestone)