Morgan Bruce Named MEC Softball Player of the Week

Morgan Bruce Named MEC Softball Player of the Week

BRIDGEPORT, W.Va. -- West Virginia Wesleyan's Morgan Bruce is the Mountain East Conference Player of the Week, while the University of Charleston's Alli Burdette is the league's Pitcher of the Week.

Bruce, a sophomore from Lynchburg, Va., hit .474 (9-for-19) to help lead the 13th-ranked Lady Bobcats to a 6-0 week. She hit a home run in three of thie six games and finished the week driving in nine and scoring six times. She had three multi-hit games and slugged 1.000 on the week. 

Burdette, a junior from Charleston, W.Va., went 3-1 last week in the circle for UC, including a victory over No. 21 West Chester. She had three complete games in four appearances giving up four earned runs in 27.1 innings for a 1.02 ERA and striking out 14. 

Other Top Player Performances
Samantha Ely (UVa-Wise) hit .500 (15-for-40) in eight games last week ... Laura Ashlock (UC) hit .500 with three runs and three RBI in a 4-2 week ... Courtney Stewart (UU) collected a team-best eight hits in six games last week ... Alayna Furr (CU) batted .481 (13-for-27) and had a hit in all eight games ... Connor Gilligan (SU) hit .714 (10-for-14), including a pair of home runs, in a 3-3 week ... Courtney Iacobacci (FSU) hit .529 with a home run and four runs scored last week.

Other Top Pitching Performances
Mallory Chapman (WJU) went 3-0 posting a 1.33 ERA with 17 strikeouts ... Hannah Vet (WVWC) went 2-0 with a pair of complete games on the week ... Kaitlin Munda (SU) went 2-1 on the week with a pair of complete game shutout victories.

2016 MEC Softball Weekly Honors
Date Player (School) Pitcher (School)
March 1 Erika McLaughlin (UVa-Wise) Anna Eggleston (WVWC)
March 7 Alyssa Morris (CU) Sarah Herndon (CU)
March 14 Morgan Bruce (WVWC) Alli Burdette (UC)