Softball Weekly Honors - April 22
PLAYER OF THE WEEK:
Sarah Mooney • James Madison | Huntersville, N.C./North Mecklenburg, So., Utility
Mooney was selected as the CAA Player of the Week after leading the Dukes to a 5-0 record with a .706 batting average (12-for-17). She recorded four doubles and a home run on the week to go along with 12 RBI, five runs scored, three walks and three stolen bases. The sophomore utility recorded at least two hits in every game and drove in at least one run in all five games last week. With her 12 RBI, Mooney moved into first on the school’s single-season RBI list, breaking the record previously held by Jenn Chavez (2005-08). Mooney’s home run was her 12th of the year, tying for the team lead and for the second-most in school history.
PITCHER OF THE WEEK:
Jailyn Ford • James Madison | Hot Springs, Va./Bath County, Fr., Pitcher/First Baseman
Ford collected CAA Pitcher of the Week honors for the third time this season after earning a 3-0 record in the circle for James Madison with a win over Liberty and a pair of victories over conference foe Delaware. The freshman pitcher compiled an ERA of 1.40 over 20.0 innings of work. She fanned 20 batters in the three outings, while allowing 14 hits and just four earned runs. Ford walked seven batters on the week. The left-hander set a new JMU record with her 19th win of the season while also tossing her seventh shutout of the season and her 16th complete game in the third game against the Blue Hens.
ROOKIE OF THE WEEK:
Christina Gabriele • George Mason | Miami, Fla./Gulliver Prep, Fr., Pitcher
Gabriele earned CAA Rookie of the Week honors after a strong week in the circle for the Patriots recording a 2-0 record, including a win over perennial power Hofstra on Saturday. The rookie opened the week tossing a complete game against UMES for a win, striking out eight batters and allowing just one run. Gabriele worked 5.0 innings against the Pride in the second game of the series, allowing five hits, one run (earned) and striking out three. On the week, the Miami, Fla., native walked just three batters and posted a 1.17 ERA. She also hit .375 at the plate tallying three hits in eight at-bats.
*Full report will be attached once NCAA and national polls are released on Tuesday.