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TC’s Stroinski earns SAC softball honor

Posted on Wednesday, March 27, 2013 at 12:12 pm

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ROCK HILL, S.C. — Tusculum College sophomore first baseman Kaytlin Stroinski has been named the South Atlantic Conference Player of the Week in softball for the week ending March 24, the conference office announced Tuesday.

 Stroinski was 6-for-11 (.545) with eight runs batted in and six runs scored as the Pioneers went 4-0 last week to move into first place in the SAC. In a doubleheader sweep of Lincoln Memorial on Wednesday, she was 4-for-4 with a double, triple, two runs scored and five runs batted in for the Pioneers in a 13-5 win in the opener, then drew the game-winning walk in the bottom of the eighth inning of a 9-8 win in the nightcap.

 In Tusculum’s sweep of Brevard on Saturday, the Howell, Mich. native was 2-for-3 with three runs scored and two runs batted in for the Pioneers in a 12-4 win in game one, then handled 14 chances without an error in a 2-0 shutout of the Tornados in game two.

 Stroinski reached base at a .688 clip during the week, thanks to two walks and three hit by pitches. She also handled 33 chances without an error at first base and did not strike out in 16 plate appearances.

 The Pioneers (19-12, 7-1 SAC) play at Carson-Newman (21-11, 5-3 SAC) today at 2 p.m. in a SAC doubleheader postponed from Tuesday afternoon.