Red Storm Sweep Softball Weekly Awards

Kaitlin Fitzgerald, St. John's

Kaitlin Fitzgerald, St. John's

March 10, 2014

BIG EAST Player of the Week
Kaitlin Fitzgerald, St. John’s, Fr., 3B
Fitzgerald finished the USF-Under Armour Showcase batting a BIG EAST weekly-best .529 (9-for-17) with four RBI, a pair of walks and a sacrifice fly to lead the Red Storm to a 3-3 weekend. Her on base percentage (.550) and hits were also league-best tallies. The freshman clean-up hitter went 4-for-6 in two games on Saturday including a 2-for-3 performance against Kansas.

BIG EAST Pitcher of the Week
Tori Free, St. John’s, Sophomore, P
Free finished the USF-Under Armour Showcase with a 2-1 record in four games started, pitching two complete games including a complete-game, two-hit shutout against Indiana State on Saturday. The sophomore finished the weekend with 18 strikeouts in 20.0 innings of work, holding opponents to a .138 batting average.

Weekly Honor Roll
Kelsey Allender, Creighton, Sophomore, OF
Allender hit .500 in two wins at the Rebel Spring Games this past weekend, going 3-for-6 at the dish. She led the team with three hits and two runs scored. One of those runs was scored on a wild pitch with two outs in the bottom of the seventh inning to complete a 4-3 come-from-behind win against UMass-Lowell on Sunday.

Becca Changstrom, Creighton, Senior, P
Changstrom gave up just two hits to Manhattan in a 4-0 complete game victory on Sunday. She struck out seven Jasper batters in the contest and held them to a .083 batting average. At the plate she ripped a two-RBI double to score the Jays' final two runs in the victory.

Danielle DeStaso, Seton Hall, Junior, P
DeStaso struck out 15 batters in a three-hit complete-game shutout against Quinnipiac on Saturday afternoon, falling just two strikeouts shy of the SHU single-game mark. She threw four more innings and added five more strikeouts to her weekly total against Maine on Sunday.

Megan Hyson, Georgetown, Junior, P/UT
Hyson batted 7-of-16 on the weekend with a 4-for-4 game against Grand Canyon Friday. She also started three out of five games for the Hoyas in the UCLA/CSUN Invitational, throwing 19.0 innings, allowing 18 hits and 8 earned runs, holding fourth-ranked UCLA to only two earned runs and four hits in a 3-1 loss on Sunday evening.



Kate Poppe, Villanova, Sophomore, P
Despite a pair of losses, Poppe was dominant on the mound throughout the weekend allowing two earned runs and four hits while striking out 25 batters. She had a no-hitter broken up against Boston College in extras.