Worrell Named Conference Player of the Week
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (March 20, 2017) – Following a stellar week at the plate, sophomore infielder Samantha Worrell was named the American Athletic Conference Player of the Week. Kalen McGill was named to the honor roll after her 4-0 week in the circle.
Worell tallied eight hits over seven games, with four of the eight being home runs, and twice hitting home runs in back-to-back games. Her slugging percentage was 1.111 over the stretch and she recorded a hit in six of seven games.
Against JU, she was a perfect 3-for-3 at the plate with two runs and two RBI. She had 20 total bases and led the team with 8 RBI. The sophomore also recorded a .560 on-base percentage, picking up two walks and two hit-by-pitches. She also tallied a sacrifice fly and had six assists and seven putouts.
McGill was the only perfect pitcher on the weekend, going 4-0 over 20.1 innings pitched. The junior did not allow a walk in any of the five games she pitched and struck out at least five batters twice.
She allowed just seven runs, four earned, while striking out 17. McGill also had one at-bat over the week, drawing a walk and scoring a run. McGill had a no-decision in the 7-3 loss to Illinois, as she exited the game during a 3-3 tie.
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