March 20, 2013
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SOFTBALL: Tennessee's Gibson, Tennessee Wesleyan's Walker named TSWA awards winners
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee Wesleyan's Kelly Walker was named Tennessee Sports Writers Association Softball Pitcher of the Week, respectively, for her performances in contests from March 11-17.
Walker tossed 12 shutout innings in a pair of victories for the Bulldogs, allowing just five hits with one walk and three strikeouts. The Crossville, Tenn., native gave up just one hit in five shutout frames against the University of Saint Mary, walking one and striking out one in a 9-0 victory.
She followed that with a four-hit shutout on the road at Columbia [SC] College with two strikeouts. Walker is now 4-3 with a 3.78 ERA in 11 appearances and 53.2 innings of work this season. Tennessee Wesleyan plays a doubleheader on Thursday at the University of the Cumberlands and hosts Taylor University on Friday.
2012 TENNESSEE SPORTS WRITERS ASSOCIATION SOFTBALL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
February 19 – Lauren Gibson, Tennessee (Player); Carolyn Snodgress, Belmont Univ. (Pitcher)
February 26 – Kat Hollingsworth, Belmont Univ. (Player); Ellen Roberts, Memphis (Pitcher)
March 5 – Audrey Sensing, Tennessee State (Player); Courtney Maynard, Cumberland Univ. (Pitcher)
March 12 – Kiarra Freeman, Tennessee State (Player); Ivy Renfroe, Tennessee (Pitcher)
March 19 – Lauren Gibson, Tennessee (Player); Kelly Walker, Tennessee Wesleyan (Pitcher)