Foley Named MEC Pitcher of the Week

Foley Named MEC Pitcher of the Week

BRIDGEPORT, W.Va. -- Fairmont State's Courtney Iacobacci is the Mountain East Conference Softball Player of the Week, while Charleston's Alli Burdette and West Virginia Wesleyans Sayaka Foley Pitcher of the Week.

Iacobacci, a senior from Stow, Ohio, hit .524 (11-for-21) with six home runs to help Fairmont State to a 4-2 week. She had four mulit-hit games and scored 10 times while driving in 10. She finished the week slugging 1.381. 

Burdette, a junior from Charleston, W.Va., went 2-1 with a no-hitter last week for the Golden Eagles. After opening the week with a loss against UVa-Wise, she scattered five hits and struck out eight in a complete game shutout against No. 12 West Virginia Wesleyan. She wrapped up the week with a no-hitter against Glenville State going all six innings striking out fuve abd walking one.

Foley, a from Peoria, Ariz., went 2-1 with a 1.40 ERA last week and also tossed a no-hitter for the Lady Bobcats. She opened the week with the no-hitter against Shepherd going all seven innings and striking out five and walking one. After suffering a loss aginst Charleston, she bounced back with a complete game victory giving up just one run in the final inning in a win over West Virginia State. 

Other Top Player Performances
Dana Achille (WJU) hit .538 (11-for-21) with five multi-hit games last week with two home runs ... Mackenzie Wallace (NDC) hit .476 (10-for-21) and scored three runs, and also was the winning pitcher against Fairmont State ... Krista Waggoner (WVWC) went 7-for-20 (.350) for the Lady Bobcats ... Paige Buckworth (SU) went 9-for-18 (.500) in a 4-2 week.

Other Top Pitching Performances
Taylor Brandts (UVa-Wise) went 3-1 with four complete games and two shutouts ... Abby Beatty (CU) moved to 6-0 on the year and had her first career save ... Mallory Chapman (WJU) extended her personal win streak to six with three more wins last week ... Samantha Weaver (GSC) had two wins and three complete games last week. 

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)
March 21 Paige Buckworth (SU) Alli Burdette (UC)
March 28 Laura Ashlock (UC) Mallory Chapman (WJU)
April 4 Courtney Iacobacci (FSU) Alli Burdette (UC) / Sayaka Foley (WVWC)