Sullivan was chosen as the American Athletic Conference Player of the Week for the first time for her part in the Knights’ series sweep of Houston. Nevins was tabbed as American Athletic Conference Pitcher of the Week for the sixth time this season after she helped the Bulls to a series sweep of Memphis.
Player of the Week
Farrah Sullivan, UCF, Jr., 3B
Sullivan helped UCF to a series sweep of Houston, which entered the weekend in second place in the American Athletic Conference standings, as the Knights remained alone in first place. Sullivan hit a league-leading .643 in four games, going 9 for 14 with four doubles, three runs scored and five RBIs. She was a combined 6-for-7 with four RBIs in the series-opening doubleheader against the Cougars and was 3-for-4 with an RBI in Sunday’s series finale. She hit .818 and slugged 1.182 in the three games against Houston, improving her season batting average to .299.
Pitcher of the Week
Sara Nevins, USF, Sr.
Nevins helped USF to a series sweep of Memphis as the Bulls moved into a tie for second place in the American Athletic Conference standings. She was the winning pitcher in Game 1 and Game 3 against the Tigers, working a combined 12 innings and allowing just two hits, one run and one walk with 20 strikeouts. She struck out 14 and allowed just one hit in the Bulls’ 2-1 win in the series opener and she helped USF complete the sweep by working five shutout innings with six strikeouts in a 10-0 victory. Nevins leads The American in wins (23), earned-run average (1.28) and strikeouts (238).
Caralisa Connell, Louisville, Sr., P
Connell went 2-0 with 16 strikeouts against just two walks in 11.1 innings, helping the Cardinals to a 3-1 week.
Taner Fowler, Louisville, Sr., OF/C
Fowler went 8-for-13 (.615) with a double, a home run, a stolen base and seven RBIs in Louisville’s 3-1 week. She hit .800 (8-for-10) in the Cardinals’ series sweep of Temple.
Carly Todd, Rutgers, Fr., DP
Todd hit .500 (5-for-10) and slugged 1.100 in Rutgers’ 4-0 week. She hit the tying home run in the bottom of the seventh inning to force extra innings in Game 3 against the UConn before delivering a grand slam to win it in the bottom of the eighth.
Shayla Sweeney, Rutgers, Fr., P
Sweeney went 3-0 and allowed just two earned runs in 13.0 innings, helping the Scarlet Knights to a midweek win against St. John’s and a series sweep of UConn.
Kourtney Salvarola, USF, Sr., SS
Salvarola hit .444 (4-for-9) and slugged 1.222 with a double and two home runs in USF’s 3-1 week. She became USF’s career home runs leader with her 34th and 35th career round-trippers.