Feb. 18, 2013
IRVING, Texas – Tulsa swept this week’s softball honors as junior Aimee Creger has been named Conference USA Pitcher of the Week for a second consecutive week after she earned two wins against No. 25/21 Florida State while striking out 24 batters and scattering seven hits over 15 innings of work. Haley Henshaw of Tulsa is this week’s Hitter of the Week after blasting a pair of home runs and driving in seven runs during games against Florida State, No. 21/25 Hofstra and Arkansas to help the Golden Hurricane win the Unconquered Invitational.
Conference USA Hitter of the Week – Haley Henshaw, Tulsa, Jr., OF, Catoosa, Okla.
Henshaw hit .400 (6-for-15) and drove in seven runs with a pair of home runs leading Tulsa to a 4-1 record and the Unconquered Invitational championship. She tallied five hits, all seven RBI and both home runs in the three games against No. 25/21 Florida State and No. 21/25 Hofstra. In the tournament opener on Friday against Florida State, Henshaw hit a three-run home run in the top of the eighth inning to break a scoreless tie and lead the Golden Hurricane to a 3-2 win. In the following game against Hofstra, she went 3-for-4 with two RBI and a run scored. In the finals against Florida State on Sunday, she launched a two-run home run as part of a three-run first inning that led the Hurricane to the 4-1 win. The award is the first C-USA Hitter of the Week honor of Henshaw’s career.
Conference USA Pitcher of the Week - Aimee Creger, Tulsa, Jr., P, Mustang, Okla.
Creger compiled a 0.93 ERA and a 2-0 record in two complete games, leading Tulsa to a pair of wins over No. 25/21 Florida State and the championship of the Unconquered Invitational. She struck out 24 batters against five walks, and allowed just seven hits and two earned runs in 15.0 innings. On Friday against Florida State, she had a no-hitter through seven innings of scoreless softball, and finished with 13 strikeouts and two walks. She only allowed two runs on three hits after Tulsa had taken a 3-0 lead, but buckled down to strike out the final two batters and seal the win. Sunday, Creger punched out 11 batters, allowing no earned runs on four hits and three walks. After FSU scored its run in the second inning, Creger scattered three Seminole hits over the final five innings, allowed just four base runners, and recorded 10 of her 11 strikeouts in that span. The award is the second of the season and sixth of Creger’s career.
2013 Hitters of the Week
- F11 Kristen McGrath, UAB
- F18 Haley Henshaw, Tulsa
2013 Pitchers of the Week
- F11 Aimee Creger, Tulsa
- F18 Aimee Creger, Tulsa
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