McNeese’s Piancastelli, Flores Sweep Southland Softball Weekly Awards

first_imgPiancastelli earned hitter honors after helping lead the Cowgirls (13-3, 0-0 SLC) to a 7-0 week, including wins over No. 9 Florida State and Arkansas. Flores earned three wins in the circle to take her first pitcher award of the season. McNeese contests ULM tomorrow at 6 p.m. CT before heading to the LSU Invitational this weekend to take on Purdue, No. 10 LSU, Illinois State and Florida Atlantic. The Cowgirls re-entered the top 25 in the USA Today/NFCA Coaches Poll, coming in at No. 23 in the latest pollsearlier today. Honorable Mention: Laura Napoli, Lamar; Megan Landry, Nicholls; Tanner Wright, Southeastern Louisiana. Honorable Mention: Savana Guidry, Lamar; Amanda Gianelloni, Nicholls; Maddie Edmonston, Southeastern Louisiana. FRISCO, Texas – McNeese’s Erika Piancastelli and Alexsandra Flores swept the Southland Conference Softball Player of the Week awards, the league announced Tuesday. Southland Conference Players of the Week are presented by This is the pitcher award for McNeese in the first three weeks of the softball season. Piancastelli produced a .348 batting average with eight hits, including four home runs and two doubles in the seven games last week for McNeese while continuing to etch her name in the Southland record book. The senior utility also drove eight runs home and tallied three stolen bases and four walks on the week while posting a .957 slugging percentage. She ended the week scoring nine runs, breaking the Southland and McNeese career runs scored record (178) when she crossed the plate for the third time Friday against Villanova.center_img Softball Pitcher of the Week – Alexsandra Flores, McNeese – So. – Lufkin, Texas Flores appeared in four games last week and earned a 3-0 record with a 0.49 ERA, giving up just one run in 14.1 innings of work. The sophomore from Lufkin struck out nine batters and surrendered five walks while allowing just eight hits. She tossed a complete game against North Florida and came in for relief against Middle Tennessee, Manhattan and Arkansas. Softball Hitter of the Week – Erika Piancastelli, McNeese – UT – Sr. – Carlsbad, Calif. Southland weekly award winners are nominated and voted upon by each school’s sports information director. Voting for one’s own athlete is not permitted. To earn honorable mention, a student-athlete must appear on at least 25 percent of ballots.last_img

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