May 5, 2010
Barrs Named SoCon Pitcher Of The Week
Samford softball's Amanda Barrs has been named the Southern Conference Softball Pitcher of the Week for all games April 26-May 2. The selections are made by the league office.
Barrs, a senior from Harrisburg, N.C., earned two of Samford's three victories last week and posted a 0.60 ERA. She allowed just nine hits and one earned run in 11.2 innings of work while fanning two batters.
In Samford's 9-0 win at Western Carolina Saturday, Barrs pitched five innings, giving up four hits and no earned runs. She returned Sunday and allowed five hits and one earned run in six innings. The Bulldogs won 9-1 and captured their first series sweep of the season.
The right hander also appeared at the plate in all four of Samford's games last week, recording three hits and three RBI while also scoring three runs.
"Amanda put together two quality outings and got solid defense and run support behind her," Samford head coach Beanie Ketcham said. "I was excited for her because she has had some good outings this year without the results. We played very well this weekend in all aspects of the game and that was the difference for us."
Georgia Southern's Nina Iduate was named the SoCon Player of the Week as well. The senior shortstop from Norcross, Ga., went 7-for-10 as Georgia Southern completed a three-game sweep of Elon. She tallied a double, three RBIs and did not strike out in 10 appearances at the plate. Iduate also scored four runs.
Also receiving nominations for player of the week were College of Charleston's Amber Shifflett, UNC Greensboro's Brittany Ausley, Samford's Katie England and Chattanooga's Jessica Traxler.
Also nominated for pitcher of the week were College of Charleston's Terri Mesko, Furman's Lana Mackey, Georgia Southern's Brianna Streetmon, UNC Greensboro's Amber Harrell and Chattanooga's Brooke Loudermilk.
The Bulldogs wrap up the regular season with a three-game series against UNC Greensboro this weekend. The two teams will play a doubleheader starting at 1 p.m. Saturday and a single game at the same time on Sunday. Samford will honor its four seniors prior to the start of the contest on Sunday.