Mackenzie Williams and Sarah Purvis Sweep SoCon Awards
SPARTANBURG, S.C. – Georgia Southern Softball backed up a series victory over Chattanooga with SoCon Pitcher and Player of the Week honors for Sarah Purvis and Mackenzie Williams, respectively. It is the second career weekly award for each Eagle with Purvis picking up Pitcher of the Week honors on March 12th and Williams earning Player of the Week on April 18, 2011.
Purvis, a native of Warner Robins, Ga., opened the week with a hard-luck loss at No. 9 Georgia. She allowed just one run against the Bulldogs and retired the final 16 batters of the game Against Chattanooga, she earned both victories, striking out 13 batters in a shutout win on Saturday and tossing a three-hitter in the Sunday finale. Overall, she posted a 1.05 ERA and struck out 23 batters over 20.0 innings of work.
Williams (Baxley, Ga.), the Eagle catcher, hit three home runs in the series, one in each contest to lead the Eagle offense. She finished the week hitting .545, going 6-for-11 overall and 6-for-9 in the Chattanooga series. She slugged at a 1.455 clip, driving in seven runs on the week.
Georgia Southern goes back on the road next weekend with a three-game series at UNCG. Play begins on Friday afternoon at 5 p.m. with a single game. The series concludes on Saturday afternoon with a doubleheader beginning at 1 p.m.
- Category: Softball
- Published on Monday, 02 April 2012 13:18