King's Brokering and Lees-McRae's Cunningham Named Conference Carolinas Softball Players of the Week

HIGH POINT, N.C. – King University's Kay Brokering was named the Conference Carolinas Softball Player of the Week, while Lees-McRae College's Kara Cunningham was tabbed the Conference Carolinas Softball Pitcher of the Week for games played Feb. 25 - Mar. 3, the Conference announced today.

Brokering, a senior from Shelbyville, Ind., Brokering led King to a 3-2 record last week after hitting .643 with nine hits, including six extra base hits (4 2B, 2 HR), with 10 RBI and eight runs scored. Brokering's best performance came in a 11-1 win over Lynn, going 3-for-3 with two home runs, one double, seven RBI and four runs scored.

Cunningham, a senior from Indian Trail, N.C., posted a 2-0 record and .91 ERA in the circle for the Bobcats, while batting .333 with four hits (2 2B, HR, 1B), four RBI and four runs scored. In 15.1 innings of pitching, Cunningham let up 14 hits and issued seven walks, but still registered 12 strikeouts and only let up two runs (both earned).

 

Also nominated for Softball Player of the Week
Melissa Neyhouse (Belmont Abbey) - Batted .636 with seven hits and four RBI in four games.
Taylor Payne (Erskine) - Batted .667 with four hits and five RBI in two games.
Taylor Koon (North Greenville) - Batted .833 with five hits and three RBI in two games.
Kali Berrigan (Southern Wesleyan) - Batted .500 with two hits and three RBI in two games.
Katie Robinson (Lees-McRae) - Batted .500 with five hits and six RBI in four games.

Also nominated for Softball Pitcher of the Week
Jordanna Shorts (Belmont Abbey) - 1-1 record with 9.1 innings pitched with nine strikeouts and 2.25 ERA in three appearances.
Leslie Odom (King) - 2-0 record with nine innings pitched with two strikeouts and 3.11 ERA in two appearances.
Hannah Houge (Erskine) - 1-0 record with seven innings pitched with eight strikeouts and 3.00 ERA in one appearance.
Callie Richards (North Greenville) - 1-0 record with seven innings pitched with seven strikeouts and 1.00 ERA in one appearance.
Ashton Martin (Southern Wesleyan) - 1-0 record with seven innings pitched with four strikeouts and 1.00 ERA in one appearance.


2019 Softball Players of the Week

Week One (Feb. 5) - Morgan Smith (Belmont Abbey)
Week Two (Feb. 12) - Lydia Clanton (Southern Wesleyan)
Week Three (Feb. 19) - Taylor Payne (Erskine)
Week Four (Feb. 26) - Kay Brokering (King)
Week Five (Mar. 5) - Kay Brokering (King)

2019 Softball Pitchers of the Week
Week One (Feb. 5) - Sydney Sullivan (Limestone)
Week Two (Feb. 12) - Caroline Ruth (Limestone)
Week Three (Feb. 19) - Caroline Ruth (Limestone)
Week Four (Feb. 26) - Haley Brogden (Mount Olive)
Week Five (Mar. 5) - Kara Cunningham (Lees-McRae)