Softball Weekly Honors (May 5, 2019)





Player of the Week

Olivia Smith, Husson
(Senior, OF - Calais, Maine)

Smith hit a two-run homerun, an RBI single, and scored one of her own, in the first tournament game of the championship weekend, leading the Eagles to a 9-6 victory against UMaine-Presque Isle. On day two, Smith got the Eagles on the board with an RBI single in the first inning of Game 4 against host Thomas College. She would rack up four more RBIs in the game, including a three-run shot that tied the game at 6-all, setting up the 7-6 win. She would walk three times and contribute two RBI in Game 6, leading her team to the 2019 NAC title and earning the Tournament MVP award. In all, Smith had five hits, two homeruns, ten RBI, and perfect fielding in the Championship.


Pitcher of the Week

Jen Jones, Husson
(Junior, P/OF - Acton, Maine)

Pitching a perfect game in the NAC Championship on Sunday, Jones led the Eagles to a defeat of Thomas College, 8-0, in five innings to capture their second-straight NAC Title. Helping Husson to a 5-0 week, the junior grabbed four wins in the circle and played the fifth game in right field. She averaged a 1.91 ERA, only giving up runs to UMaine-Presque Isle in Game 2 of the Tournament. In 22.0 innings pitched, Jones struck out 24 batters while giving up just one walk and 11 hits. She added five putouts and six assists on 11 total catches in the field. At the plate, the junior batted a .529 average with nine hits, two RBI, two runs, and one walk in 17 at bats. This is the second weekly honor for Jones, who was also named to the All-Tournament Team.


Rookie of the Week

Whitney Bess, Husson
(Freshman, OF/3B - Madison, Maine)

Bess and the Eagles had a 5-0 week, including three wins in the NAC Softball Championship Tournament. Bess had three hits in seven at-bats (.429) with five RBI in the final double-header of the regular season to start the week. She then contrubited three hits, two runs, and a stolen base to help the Eagles capture the program's second consecutive conference Championship title. In total, the rookie posted a .375 batting average with six hits, five RBI, three runs scored, and a walk in 16 at bats. This is the third weekly honor for Bess this season.