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Big South Softball Players of the Week

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. ( – Liberty outfielder Jamie Crisp (Sterling, Va.) has been selected as the Big South Conference Choice Hotels Softball Player of the Week, while Longwood’s Elizabeth McCarthy (Dunnsville, Va.) has been named The Crons Brand Pitcher of the Week for games played April 21-27, it was announced today by the Conference office.

Crisp batted .500 (9-for-18) with a 1.111 slugging percentage, nine RBI, seven runs scored, three home runs, three multi-hit games and two doubles last week against Virginia, East Tennessee State and Presbyterian.  The junior started the week going 2-for-2 from the plate with a double and two runs scored against UVA.  She added five RBI, three runs scored and two home runs on three hits in a 13-4 win over ETSU, and added another hit in game two of a doubleheader with the Buccaneers.  Crisp registered three hits and a home run, while driving in four and scoring two runs to help the Lady Flames win 2-of-3 games against Presbyterian over the weekend. The award is her first Player of the Week accolade this season.

McCarthy went 3-0 with a 0.00 ERA, 16 strikeouts, seven walks, two shutouts and two complete games last week for the Lancers.  The freshman left-hander highlighted the week with a 1-0 victory over South Carolina.  She registered 8.0 innings pitched, allowed two hits and struke out six batters.  McCarthy added a complete game win over Virginia Tech, striking out five and giving up six hits in a 3-0 victory.  Against Norfolk State, she threw 4.0 innings in relief with five strikeouts and two hits to earn the win.  The honor is her second Pitcher of the Week nod this season.

Also nominated for Softball Player of the Week:  Erica Johnson (Campbell), Sara Rasley (Coastal Carolina), Megan Baltzell (Longwood), Hope Rogers (Presbyterian) and Jessie Hutchens (Radford)

Also nominated for Softball Pitcher of the Week:  Katie Baker (Campbell), Kiana Quolas (Coastal Carolina) and Annah Jo Brittingham (Liberty)

2014 Big South Players of the Week
Feb. 10 – Amanda Matsumoto, Charleston Southern
Feb. 17 – Kory Hayden, Coastal Carolina
Feb. 24 – Emily Murphy, Longwood
March 3 – Bri Chiusano, Coastal Carolina
March 10 – Mel Andrea, Winthrop
March 17 – Milly Martinet, Campbell
March 24 – Morgan Noad, Coastal Carolina
March 31 – Megan Baltzell, Longwood
April 7 – McKenzi Corn, Winthrop
April 14 – Jessie Hutchens, Radford
April 21 – Kory Hayden, Coastal Carolina

2014 Big South Pitchers of the Week
Feb. 10 – Kiana Quolas, Coastal Carolina
Feb. 17 – Kiana Quolas, Coastal Carolina
Feb. 24 – Ashley Bagwell, Coastal Carolina
March 3 – Courtney Roberts, Campbell and Kiana Quolas, Coastal Carolina
March 10 – Sydney Seigler, Presbyterian College
March 17 – Kiana Quolas, Coastal Carolina
March 24 – Libby Morris, Longwood
March 31 – Kiana Quolas, Coastal Carolina
April 7 – Rachael Walters, Radford
April 14 – Elizabeth McCarthy, Longwood
April 21 – Kensley Loudermelk, Presbyterian College

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