D1Softball Weekly Awards: Sherrill, Leavitt, RoupeTop Stories
Player of the Week: Sydney Sherrill, Florida State
The graduate senior caught fire at the plate in FSU’s series sweep of NC State. In the final two games, Sherrill was 5 for 8 with four home runs, five RBIs and five runs scored. She hit three home runs in her first three at-bats of the series finale to become the first FSU player in program history to hit three home runs in a game.
Pitcher of the Week: Emily Leavitt, Minnesota
The rookie righthander went 3-0 last week with a 0.70 ERA, two complete games, one shutout and 22 strikeouts in 20.0 innings of work. Leavitt threw a complete-game three-hit shutout in the series opener against Northwestern and collected two wins in the doubleheader against Wisconsin, including a career-high 10 strikeouts in game two.
Freshman of the Week: Rachel Roupe, Liberty
Roupe went 5 for 12 with four home runs, two stolen bases and 9 RBIs last week, with all four homers coming against Stetson. She became the first Lady Flame since 2007 with homers in all three games of a conference series and her four homers are the most by a Lady Flame in a conference series since 2009.