Softball Weekly Honors - April 9
PLAYER OF THE WEEK:
Sarah Mooney • James Madison
Huntersville, N.C./North Mecklenburg, So., Utility
Mooney collected her second CAA Player of the Week honor of the season after helping lead JMU to a 3-2 record last week, including a series sweep of conference foe UNCW. The Huntersville, N.C., native hit .389 during the week (7-18) including a double, seven RBI and three runs scored. The sophomore tied a career high with four RBI in the series opener against the Seahawks, going 2-4 with two runs scored. Mooney hit safely in four of the five games, including multiple hits in three of four.
PITCHER OF THE WEEK:
Olivia Galati • Hofstra
West Babylon, N.Y./St. John the Baptist, Sr., Pitcher
Galati picked up her third CAA Pitcher of the Week honor of the season after earning a 4-1 record, which included a no-hitter and a perfect game. The senior hurler fanned 62 batters and allowed just two extra-base hits and one run during 36 innings of work. The West Babylon, N.Y., native posted four shutouts and allowed just 10 hits, while compiling an impressive 0.19 ERA. Galati threw a no-hitter in Hofstra’s 1-0 mid-week victory over Marist before shutting out Drexel in a three-game conference sweep of the Dragons. The senior right-hander threw a perfect game in the opener of Sunday’s doubleheader, and followed it up by tossing a one-hitter in game two. Galati also picked up her first save of the season against Rutgers, getting the final nine outs in the Pride’s 6-5 victory.
ROOKIE OF THE WEEK:
Caryn Bailey • Hofstra
Elizabethtown, Pa./Elizabethtown Area, Fr., Right Fielder
Bailey earned her second CAA Rookie of the Week award of the season after batting .409 with nine hits in 22 at-bats. The Elizabethtown, Pa., native also scored two runs and posted a .682 slugging percentage in seven starts for Hofstra. Bailey had three multi-hit games on the week, including a three-run double in the Pride’s 9-3 victory over Marist. The freshman right fielder completed the week with five RBI and didn’t not commit an error in right field.