LakePoint, Ga. - Kennesaw State's Noelle Winkles and Lipscomb's Mandy Jordan landed this week's ASUN Conference Softball weekly honors, announced by the league office on Monday afternoon.
Winkles earned her first career ASUN Player of the Week nod after a dominant performance at the plate as the senior outfielder totaled 13 RBIs over five contests including a program-record eight runs batted in in the Owls 14-5 victory vs. Belmont. The Ringgold, Ga. native opened the week with three hits, two runs and three RBIs in KSU's doubleheader sweep of UAB in which she cast a three-run run-rule walk-off homer over the fence. On Friday, she led the Owls to wins vs. Belmont and IPFW with four total hits and runs before capping the week with two RBIs in an 8-2 win vs. the Mastodons.
For the second time this season, Lipscomb's Jordan collected the ASUN Pitcher of the Week accolade following a 2-0 performance in which she fanned 15 batters with no walks and no earned runs allowed. Against Houston, Jordan hurled nine innings with seven strikeouts, four hits allowed in a complete-game 3-2 victory. She continued her work on Saturday with a 1-0 two-hit shutout of Iowa State in which she sat down eight batters via the strikeout. Jordan leads the league in ERA and sits second for strikeouts and wins.
ASUN Conference Softball Player of the Week - Mar. 12
Noelle Winkles, Kennesaw State
Senior | Outfielder | Ringgold, Ga.
- First Career ASUN Player of the Week award; first for KSU this season
- Totaled 13 RBIs, eight hits, six runs and three homers in 5-0 week for the Owls
- Set KSU single-game record with eight RBIs in 14-5 win vs. Belmont
- Belted two homers in the victory vs. Bruins; added run-rule walk-off homer vs. UAB
- Finished week with a .500 average, .529 on-base and 1.063 slugging percentage
- Tallied a hit in all five contests with two multi-hit games
Other Nominees: Bri Bennett, FGCU; Madison Ragan, Jacksonville; Jordan Fortel, Lipscomb; Navi Penrod, North Florida; Ansley Gilstrap, USC Upstate; Ashly Smith, Stetson.
ASUN Conference Softball Pitcher the Week - Mar. 12
Mandy Jordan, Lipscomb
Junior | Pitcher | Camden, Ala.
- Fifth Career ASUN Pitcher of the Week honor; second this season
- Posted two victories in the circle to improve to 9-0 on the year
- Fanned seven batters with four hits allowed, no earned runs in 3-2 win vs. Houston
- Allowed no walks in nine-inning victory against the Cougars
- Registered 1-0 shutout win vs. Iowa State with two hits & eight strikeouts
- Owns an ASUN-best 0.83 ERA this season with 84 strikeouts
Other Nominees: Riley Randolph, FGCU; Alyssa Bilodeau, Jacksonville; Alley Cutting, Kennesaw State; Tori Perkins, Stetson.
|Date||Player of the Week||Pitcher of the Week|
|Feb. 12||Racquel Fournet, FGCU||Jordan Fortel, Lipscomb|
|Feb. 19||Elisa Cecchetti, USC Upstate||Mandy Jordan, Lipscomb|
|Feb. 26||Karla Beasley, USC Upstate||Sydney Matzko, Norh Florida|
|Mar. 5||Maggie Fritts, Stetson||Christina Biggerstaff, USC Upstate|
|Mar. 12||Noelle Winkles, Kennesaw State||Mandy Jordan, Lipscomb|