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Week 4: Softball Players of the Week

382 days ago
SEC Staff
Photo: Arkansas Athletics

Co-Players of the Week
Hannah McEwen • Arkansas
Freshman • OF • San Diego, Calif.

In helping the Razorbacks to a 7-0 record this week in Fayetteville, McEwen registered a .500 batting average (10-for-20) with three home runs, 16 RBI and seven runs scored. She had at least one RBI in each game, including four in each of the first three games of the week. McEwen also tallied at least one hit and one run in six of seven games including three multi-hit performances. McEwen opened the week against Missouri State with her second grand slam of the season.

Victoria Draper • Auburn
Redshirt Senior • CF • Moulton, Ala

Draper posted a .833 batting clip in the Wilson/DeMarini Classic, going 10-for-12 at the plate with seven runs scored, two RBI and four walks. She was also a perfect 9-for-9 on the base paths in stolen base attempts, extending her nation-leading stolen base tally to 29, which is already second-most in single-season program history. Draper was perfect vs. lefthanders on the weekend, batting 4-4, and was 7-for-8 as a leadoff hitter.

Pitchers of the Week
Kelly Barnhill • Florida
Junior • RHP • Marietta, Ga.

Barnhill went 2-0 in the circle with 10.0 scoreless innings of work. She was a part of two combined shutouts, with one being a combined no-hitter against No. 8/9 Baylor where she pitched 6.0 innings and struck out 13. The 13 strikeouts by the Bears were the most times they had been struck out in a game so far this year (previous season-high was five strikeouts). Barnhill has not allowed a run during the last 22.1 innings and has tallied 10 or more strikeouts in a game for the fourth time this season.

Freshman of the Week
Mary Haff • Arkansas
RHP • Winter Haven, Fla.

In five appearances last week, Haff was 4-0 with a save and a 0.00 ERA. She recorded 40 strikeouts, gave up just six hits and issued only four walks in 26.1 innings of work while holding the opposition to a .072 batting average. In her second start of the week, Haff threw the seventh no-hitter in program history in Arkansas' win over Northern Colorado. She matched her season high with 12 strikeouts in back-to-back appearances against Northern Colorado and Dartmouth, respectively. In the team's weekend finale, Haff recorded the final four outs against Central Connecticut State to secure a one-run victory and earn her second save of the season.