March 18 C-USA Softball Players of the Week
March 18, 2013
IRVING, Texas – Tulsa senior Lacey Middlebrooks has been named Conference USA Pitcher of the Week after twirling a no-hitter and posting an unbeaten record against Memphis as the Golden Hurricane improved to 6-0 in league play. Marshall senior first baseman Alysia Hively is this week’s Hitter of the Week after helping the Thundering Herd to a 4-0 week and blasting two home runs, driving in six and scoring three.
Conference USA Hitter of the Week – Alysia Hively, Marshall, Sr., 1B, Huntington, W.Va.
Hively hit .417 this week going 5-for-12 with three runs scored six RBIs, 12 total bases and a 1.000 slugging percentage. Against Radford, Hively went 2-for-4 with a RBI double that scored one of the four runs that aided the Herd to win in extra innings. Sunday, she went 2-for-3 with two home runs that proved to be crucial in the final game of the series against Southern Miss. The first homer gave Marshall its first lead of the game, 6-5, and the second was a walk-off shot hit over the left field fence that allowed the Herd to maintain a perfect 7-0 home record. This is the first Hitter of the Week honor of Hively’s career.
Conference USA Pitcher of the Week – Lacey Middlebrooks, Tulsa, Sr., Wake Village, Texas
Middlebrooks went 2-0 in two starts and posted a 0.00 ERA to lead Tulsa in a 4-0 week, including a road sweep of Memphis. She pitched her first career no-hitter against Memphis in Saturday’s 8-0 Game 2 win. She struck out two and induced 17 ground ball outs in the brilliant performance. Sunday, she got the start, and tossed 6.0 innings, striking out nine batters with just one walk, and scattered four hits in Tulsa’s 9-2 victory. In all, Middlebrooks struck out 11 batters, and allowed four hits, two unearned runs and four walks in 13.0 innings. This is Middlebrooks’ second Pitcher of the Week honor this season and is the fifth weekly C-USA award of her career (three pitching, two hitting).
2013 Hitters of the Week
2013 Pitchers of the Week
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