PINEVILLE, LA A big week is in the books for both teams that reside on the diamond at Louisiana College as four players picked up American Southwest Conference accolades for the week of March 12-17.
Junior right-handed pitcher Andrew Robinson nabbed Co-Pitcher of the Week and became the first Wildcat to throw a nine-inning complete game shutout since Louisiana College joined the NCAA in 2000. He allowed just four hits in the game, striking out six, and faced just three batters more than the minimum in a 7-0 win against Belhaven. Robinson faced just three batters in six of the nine innings, however, he would not be the lone Cat in the running.
Junior left fielder Brady Atkins was recognized for a “Notable Performance at the Plate.” He had two hits in each of the three games of the Wildcats’ sweep of Belhaven. He went 6-for-13 (.462) on the weekend, driving in five runs with a double. He reached base four times in the second game of the series with three RBI. The play of both Robinson and Atkins has been instrumental in the Wildcats holding a current 10-game win streak.
The men were not alone is the shining moment as two Lady Cats also picked up recognition.
Senior first baseman Abby Sterling picked up ASC Co-Hitter of the Week. She had a least one hit in each of the Wildcats' five games this week, including a commanding series at Ozarks. For the week she was 9-for-17 (.529, 1.176 SLG %) with three moon-shot homers, a pair of doubles, and eight RBI. She hit a home run in each of the games against the Eagles, including a three-run bombshell in the second game of the series.
As for junior right-hander Madison Dykes, she was awarded recognition for a stout performance in the circle. Dykes was called upon three times last week to start for the Wildcats, getting a pair of wins and a no decision. She threw 19.0 innings, only allowing four earned runs for a 1.47 ERA. She threw two complete games, including a 2-1 midweek win over Centenary.