Ettinger claims SAC Softball Pitcher of the Week honors

ROCK HILL, SC -- Presbyterian College's Jamie Vining and Catawba College's Lindsay Ettinger were named this week's South Atlantic Conference Softball Position Player and Pitcher of the Week selections announced Monday. Ettinger, a 5-5 freshman pitcher from Pasadena, MD. (Chesapeake HS), posted a 2-0 record for the week with a 0.54 ERA as the Lady Indians went 3-1 league play and moved into a tie for first place. She wins this award for the second time this season. She did not allow an earned run on four hits in a complete game win at Newberry College while allowing six hits and one run in a five-inning complete game win over Tusculum College. Ettinger improved to 14-8 on the year with a 1.63 ERA. She has allowed only 16 walks and tallied 112 strikeouts over 137.1 innings on the mound. In her win in the Tusculum College opener, she led Catawba to a school record 23rd win on the year. Vining, a 5-5 senior shortstop from Fayetteville, Ga. (Starr's Mill HS) led the Blue Hose to a 2-2 mark this past week and into a four-way tie for third place in the South Atlantic Conference regular season. PC split games with Wingate University and Lenoir-Rhyne College. Vining becomes the fourth different Blue Hose player to win this award on the season. On the week, she hit .417 with two homeruns, one triple, six RBI, and five runs scored while posting a 1.083 slugging percentage and a .429 on-base percentage. In PC's 8-5 win over Wingate, she was one-for-three at the plate with one RBI. In PC's 5-2 loss to Lenoir-Rhyne, she hit two-for-three with one homerun, one triple, two RBI and two runs scored. In the second game versus the Bears as PC won 13-1, she hit two-for-four with one homerun, two runs scored, and two RBI. For the season, Vining is hitting .351 with three homeruns, 23 RBI, and 34 runs scored. The South Atlantic Conference players of the week are determined by a vote of the league's eight Sports Information Directors. #####

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