Tysinger Selected As SAC Softball Pitcher Of The Week


ROCK HILL, S.C. ( -- Catawba’s Carley Tysinger was named the Astroturf South Atlantic Conference Softball Pitcher of the Week, while Carson-Newman’s Bre Lockett was tabbed the Astroturf South Atlantic Conference Softball Player of the Week, for games played Feb. 23-Mar. 1.  The league announced the awards on Tuesday.

Tysinger, a junior from Lexington, N.C. posted 41 strikeouts in three complete-game wins last week.  She got her week started with 16 strikeouts in a win over Flagler on Feb. 27 and followed with 13 strikeouts in Catawba’s win over Columbus State on Feb. 28.  Tysinger then struck out 12 Bellarmine hitters on Mar. 1 to close out her week.  She finished the three-game span with an ERA of just 1.33 in 21 innings pitched.  The award is her first Pitcher of the Week selection this season.

Lockett, a junior from Fontana, Calif., batted .875 with seven hits and two RBI to lead the Eagles to a 3-0 record last week.  She posted multiple hits in all three games she played in, including a 3-for-3 performance with a double and a triple in the win over Lees-McRae on Feb. 27.  She finished the three-game span with three doubles, two triples and a slugging percentage of 1.750.  The award is her second Player of the Week plaudit this season.

Also nominated for Softball Player of the Week: Caroline Turner (Catawba), Sarah Kenley (Lenoir-Rhyne) and Taylor Laskey (Wingate).

Also nominated for Softball Pitcher of the Week: Danielle Kranz (Carson-Newman) and Maryann Hoskins (Lenoir-Rhyne).

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