BRIDGEPORT -- West Virginia Wesleyan's Anna Eggleston is the Mountain East Conference Softball Player of the Week, while Concord's Sarah Herndon is the league's Pitcher of the Week.
Eggleston, a senior from Cincinnati, Ohio, excelled at the plate going 7-for-14 (.500) with nine RBI and six runs scored to help lead the Lady Bobcats to a 4-0 week. She also made a start as pitcher last week and tossed a no-hitter against Glenville State in five innings of work. On the year, Eggleston is ninth in the league in batting (.383) and is also 8-0 with a 1.62 ERA as a pitcher for WVWC.
Herndon, a junior from Berryville, Va., was in the circle for all four of Concord's wins last week. She worked 32 innings and tossed three complete games with an ERA of 2.62. After splitting decisions against UVa-Wise, she had a complete game victory against Fairmont State giving up just one earned run in seven innings of action. She then came on in relief in the nightcap against FSU keeping the Falcons scoreless over 5.1 innings. She added another win in relief against Shepherd.
Other Top Player Performances
Margo Jackson (UU) hit .700 (7-for-10) in four games last week ... Sissy Stubbs (FSU) hit .391 with a home run and seven RBI in a 3-3 week for the Falcons ... Kelsi Thompson (WJU) hit .384 and belted a grand slam in a 4-0 week for the Cardinals ... Shelby Stephens went 8-for-15 with two runs and three RBI in four games ... Lauren Lewis (CU) helped the Mountain Lions go 4-2 by hitting .440 with two home runs, seven RBI and seven runs scored ... Miranda Cropp (GSC) went 3-for-7 at the plate in a doubleheader sweep of West Liberty.
Other Top Pitching Performances
Samantha Weaver (GSC) had three complete games and two wins for the Pioneers ... Erin Unterbrink (WJU) did not allow an earned run in eight total innings of action last week ... Ashley Pokraka (NDC) went 1-1 and tossed a pair of complete games ... Hannah Absalom (FSU) picked up a complete game victory against UVa-Wise.
|2016 MEC Softball Weekly Honors|
|Date||Player (School)||Pitcher (School)|
|March 1||Erika McLaughlin (UVa-Wise)||Anna Eggleston (WVWC)|
|March 7||Alyssa Morris (CU)||Sarah Herndon (CU)|
|March 14||Morgan Bruce (WVWC)||Alli Burdette (UC)|
|March 21||Paige Buckworth (SU)||Alli Burdette (UC)|
|March 28||Laura Ashlock (UC)||Mallory Chapman (WJU)|
|April 4||Courtney Iacobacci (FSU)||Alli Burdette (UC) / Sayaka Foley (WVWC)|
|April 11||Anna Eggleston (WVWC)||Sarah Herndon (CU)|