The South Atlantic Conference Announces AstroTurf SAC Softball Player and Pitcher of the Week, Apr. 18

The South Atlantic Conference Announces AstroTurf SAC Softball Player and Pitcher of the Week, Apr. 18

ROCK HILL, S.C(TheSAC.com) – Cailah Niles of Anderson was tabbed the AstroTurf South Atlantic Conference Softball Player of the Week, while Lacie Rinus of Carson-Newman was selected as the Astroturf South Atlantic Conference Softball Pitcher of the Week for games played Apr. 10th-Apr. 16th, the League announced today.

Niles, a junior from Phenix City, Alabama, batted a whopping .857 with an on base percentage of .929 and a slugging percentage of 2.286 in the double header matchups against Tusculum and Catawba both of which the series was split 1-1. Against Tusculum, she hit a solo home run and a grand slam while being walked intentionally five times. She finished the week with three home runs, six RBI, five runs, and was walked seven times. The honor marks her first Player of the Week selection this season.

Rinus, a freshman from Murfreesboro, Tennessee, led the way for Carson-Newman as they closed the week 4-0. She pitched 26 innings over the course of the double header sweeps of Lincoln Memorial and Wingate while only surrendering 23 hits for the week. In the opening game of the Wingate double header she struck out eleven batters marking her seventh game with double digit strikeouts. For the week, she finished with 26 strikeouts giving her a season total of 171 putting her in first place in the league. The honor marks her third Player of the Week selection this season.

 

2017 AstroTurf SAC Softball Players of the Week
Feb. 7 – Taylor Barcomb, Coker
Feb. 14 – Hannah Price, Coker
Feb. 21 – Erin Boone, Lenoir-Rhyne
Feb. 28 – Dakotah Fraley, Lincoln Memorial
Mar. 7 – Sarah Kenley, Lenoir-Rhyne
Mar. 14 – Allie Jones, Lincoln Memorial
Mar. 21 – Katie Pritchett, Carson-Newman
Mar. 28 – Taylor Scott, Carson-Newman
Apr. 4 – Erin Boone, Lenoir-Rhyne
Apr. 11 – Erin Boone, Lenoir-Rhyne
Apr. 18 – Cailah Niles, Anderson 

2017 AstroTurf SAC Softball Pitcher of the Week
Feb. 7 – Devon Morrison, Newberry
Feb. 14 – Christine Carver, Coker
Feb. 21 – Brandi Parks, Lenoir-Rhyne
Feb. 28 – Brandi Parks, Lenoir-Rhynez
Mar. 7 – Courtney Pearson, Queens
Mar. 14 – Brianna Taylor, Lincoln Memorial
Mar. 21 – Devon Morrison, Newberry
Mar. 28 – Lacie Rinus, Carson-Newman
Apr. 4 – Lacie Rinus, Carson-Newman
Apr. 11 – Taylor Forehand, Coker
Apr. 18 – Lacie Rinus, Carson-Newman