BIRMINGHAM (SWAC.org) – Southern University catcher Kiara Suttles and Jackson State pitcher Merina Young have been recognized by the Southwestern Athletic Conference as softball players of the week for their exceptional performance in competition, February 11 - February 14.
Hitter of the Week
So. | 5-4 | Chattanooga, Tenn.
Suttles, a All-SWAC catcher from last season opened the 2016 season with a 7-for-9 performance in three games, all victories for the Lady Jaguars. Suttles had two home runs and 9 RBIs while hitting .778 at the plate. Suttles wrapped up the weekend with a 1.444 slugging percentage. Her best outing came in Southern’s 22-0 win over Rust College, when she went 3-for-3 at the plate with three runs scored and two homers, one of them a three-run shot.
Pitcher of the Week
Sr. | 5-11 | Kimberly, Wisc.
Young went 1-1 for the Lady Tigers during action over the weekend. She tossed a complete game effort versus Houston Baptist where she allowed three runs (two earned) and struck out three. The senior picked up a win during Jackson State’s 8-6 victory over Florida A&M, striking out four and allowing one run in a relief effort. Young’s current ERA is 1.91.
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