Softball Players of the Week: Mar. 28
Player of the Week
Jayda Kearney, Georgia
Kearney, a junior infielder from Athens, Tenn., posted a .571 batting average with four hits, four runs scored and six RBI over the mid-week victory over Kennesaw State and the series win over Mississippi State. Kearney owned a 1.857 slugging percentage in seven at-bats last week. She recorded six home runs, including two two-run homers on Saturday to push in four of Georgia's 10 runs in the game.
Co-Pitchers of the Week
Maddie Penta, Auburn
Penta, a junior right-hander from Chesapeake City, Md., recorded two complete-game wins in the series sweep over Missouri. Penta tallied 25 strikeouts over the two contests, matching her career high with 17 strikeouts in game one. She held her opponent to a .070 batting average to help her team secure the first series win over the Tigers since 2017 and Auburn's first sweep over Missouri in program history.
Shelby Walters, Georgia
Walters, a graduate right-hander from Cohutta, Ga., went 2-0 with a save in nine and two-thirds scoreless innings for the Bulldogs. Walters tossed Georgia's first no-hitter of an SEC opponent since 2009 on Saturday, not allowing a hit in five innings against Mississippi State. She allowed just four hits on the week and held her opponents to a .125 batting average.
Freshman of the Week
Sydney Berzon, LSU
Berzon, a right-handed pitcher from Buffalo, N.Y., helped the Tigers earn the series win at Ole Miss with a pair of back-to-back complete-game victories. Berzon held her opponent to a .170 batting average while striking out 13 batters. She threw a three-hit shutout in her first appearance against the Rebels and recorded a career-high 10 strikeouts.