A-State Club Softball Sweeps Three From SIU-Edwardsville
JONESBORO – Arkansas State University’s club softball team completed the three-game sweep on the road over Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville during the weekend to up its conference mark to 7-2 overall. The Red Wolves defeated the Cougars 16-1, 16-3 and 20-5.
“It was a cold day, but our bats where heating up,” said head coach Keith Hinson, whose team stands 21-13 overall. “We scored 52 runs in the three games we played and only gave up eight. We had eight girls bat over .500 during the weekend.”
Senior third baseman Rachel Hinson of Vilonia led the team batting with .889. She went eight for nine with two doubles, a triple and a home run. She also drove in seven RBIs and scored eight times herself. In addition, she recorded four stolen bases and had two walks. For her efforts, she was named player of the week by the National Club Softball Association (NCSA).
Courtney Foreman, a sophomore from Crossett, was selected pitcher of the week. Foreman came into game two of the series in a bases loaded situation, shutting down the SIU-Edwardsville offense and earning the save. In four total innings, she allowed only one earned run on two hits and one walk. She struck out three SIUE batters.
Lydia Mitchell, a senior from London, hit .778 with two home runs, a double and 10 RBIs. The Red Wolves pitching staff only gave up 13 hits total. Freshman Hannah Craig of Trumann was the only pitcher to throw a full game.
Arkansas State will travel to Goodman, Miss., this weekend to play a doubleheader Saturday with Holmes Community College and then face Delta State on Sunday. The team’s next conference game is Saturday, April 6, against Southern Illinois University-Carbondale.