HIGH POINT, N.C. – University of Mount Olive's Heather Childress was named the Conference Carolinas Softball Player of the Week, while teammate Haley Brogden was tabbed the Conference Carolinas Softball Pitcher of the Week for games played Mar. 4-10, the Conference announced today.
A sophomore from Mechanicsville, Va., Childress was the offensive catalyst behind Mount Olive's 4-0 record last week by hitting .667 with eight hits, including four extra base hits (4 2B), with five RBI and four runs scored. Childress' best performance came in a 5-0 game one win over Millersville, going 3-for-4 with three doubles, two RBI and one run scored.
A sophomore from Mount Olive, N.C., Brogden posted a 2-0 record and .50 ERA for the Trojans last week. In 14 innings of pitching, Brogden allowed eight hits and issued only two walks, while tallying 14 strikeouts and only letting up one earned run.
Also nominated for Softball Player of the Week:
Claire Doyle (Belmont Abbey) - Batted .500 with three hits and three RBI in two games.
Ryanne White (Emmanuel) - Batted .400 with six hits and three RBI in five games.
Katelyn Davidson (King) - Batted .500 with seven hits and three RBI in six games.
Taylor Koon (North Greenville) - Batted .333 with two hits and two RBI in two games.
Ashton Martin (Southern Wesleyan) - Batted .500 with two hits in two games, while going 0-1 with six innings pitched with six strikeouts and 5.83 ERA in one appearance.
Also nominated for Softball Pitcher of the Week:
Jaelin Griffin (North Greenville) - 0-1 record with six innings pitched with three strikeouts and 1.17 ERA in one appearance.
Rachel Farmer (King) - 1-0 record with 13.1 innings pitched with four strikeouts and 1.57 ERA in three appearances.
Annabeth Watkins (Belmont Abbey) - 1-0 record with four innings pitched with six strikeouts and 5.25 ERA in two appearances.
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)
Week Six (Mar. 12) - Heather Childress (Mount Olive)
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)
Week Six (Mar. 12) - Haley Brogden (Mount Olive)