SEC Softball Weekly Honors Week 4
SEC Player of the Week – Georgia’s Jayda Kearney, a sophomore outfielder from Columbus, N.J., batted .727 with eight hits, six runs scored and 12 RBI over five wins in the Bulldog Classic. Kearney notched her first career two-home run day in a five-inning victory over Appalachian State, including the first grand slam of her career. She concluded the weekend with a 2.000 slugging percentage with no strikeouts and a .769 on-base clip.
SEC Pitcher of the Week – Auburn’s Maddie Penta, a sophomore right-hander from Chesapeake City, Md., went 6-0 in the circle for the Tigers this past week. Named the Most Valuable Player at the Jane B. Moore Memorial Tournament, Penta combined for two shutouts, including the program’s 29th no-hitter. For the week, she tallied 48 strikeouts in 25.0 innings pitched and held her opponents to a .086 batting average.
SEC Freshman of the Week – Missouri’s Kara Daly, an infielder from Jefferson City, Mo., owned a .636 batting average with seven hits, five runs scored and nine RBI over four wins at the Mizzou Tournament. Daly recorded a home run in every game to mark her debut at Mizzou Softball Stadium. On the week, she posted a 1.818 slugging percentage and a .636 on-base percentage.