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Weekly Award Winners: Davidson, Smith, Shroyer Earn Player of the Week Honors

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Player of the Week: Claire Davidson, Duke

Batting in the 2-hole in the Duke lineup, Davidson continued her stellar season at the plate, batting .500 in a weekend series against Clemson. After going 0-2 at the plate in a midweek game against Campbell, Davidson responded with a 5-10 offensive showing against the rival Tigers. In game one of the series, she started the Duke scoring with an RBI sacrifice fly and later added a 3-run home run. On Saturday, in game two, she again led off the scoring, this time with her second 3-run bomb of the series. In the series finale, she had her best day at the plate, going 3-4 with an RBI single and a 2-RBI double that broke the game open in the seventh inning.

Pitcher of the Week: Isabella Smith, Campbell

It was Smith who held Davidson and four of her Duke teammates hitless in a midweek matchup, with the Fighting Camels’ ace throwing a complete game 4-hitter in the upset win over the Blue Devils. Smith finished the week 3-0, also adding a pair of wins over College of Charleston in a weekend conference series. Smith collected nine strikeouts and allowed nine hits in 17 innings of work. She allowed two runs on the week, both to Duke, and recorded a pair of 5-inning shutouts against C of C in her weekend outings.

Freshman of the Week: Brooklyn Shroyer, Fairleigh Dickinson

Shroyer threw every inning for her FDU team across four games in week ten, notching 29.1 innings of work. She led the nation in strikeouts, posting 51 Ks in the quartet of outings. In a midweek doubleheader against Le Moyne, Shroyer threw back-to-back 7-inning complete games, allowing three hits and one unearned run and throwing a no-hitter in the second game of the day. Against Merrimack in a weekend twinbill, Shroyer allowed her second unearned run of the weekend in the series opener along with just two hits; in the second game, she threw 8.1 innings, allowing just two hits and an additional unearned run, taking the hard-luck loss while posting 15 strikeouts. She finished the week with seven hits and zero earned runs allowed, along with her strikeouts.