Top honors for all
Trio of Hornets named MEAC
Player, Pitcher, Rookie of the Week
NORFOLK, Va. – Delaware State freshman Ashley Bennett earned Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Player of the Week honors in softball, the conference announced on Monday. Teammates Stephanie Sarris and Sandy Hawthorne were named Pitcher of the Week and Rookie of the Week, respectively.
Bennett (INF, 5-9, Fr., Delmar, Del.) batted .542 (13-for-24) with three home runs, three doubles, four runs scored, and nine RBI, along with one stolen base, to aid the Hornets to a 5-2 record last week. On the defensive end the rookie contributed with 23 putouts and one assist. Bennett batted .500 (2-for-4) with two home runs, three runs scored, three RBI, and one stolen base in a 10-1 win over Maryland Eastern Shore.
Sarris (P, 5-7, Jr., Rohnert Park, Calif.) posted a 0.43 ERA and struck out 24 batters for a 3-0 record on the week for the Lady Hornets. The junior pitched 5.0 scoreless innings and struck out eight batters in an 11-2 win over Coppin State.
Hawthorne (C, 5-5, Fr., Smithtown, N.Y.) went 14-for-26 (.538) from the plate with one triple, five doubles, six runs scored, and 12 RBI for the Lady Hornets last week. Defensively the freshman recorded 46 putouts and six assists. Hawthorne batted .750 (3-for-4) with one triple, one run scored, and one RBI in a 10-1 victory over Maryland Eastern Shore.