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Heather Brown Tabbed America East Softball Rookie of the Week; Weller Named MVP of UMBC Retriever Classic
Heather Brown contributed both at the plate and on the mound en route to her first Rookie of the Week award.
Brown picked up a pair of wins in as many appearances to help lead the Retrievers to the UMBC Retriever Classic title last weekend, posting a 1.56 ERA and striking out 11 against just three walks in nine innings of work. She allowed just one unearned run on three hits and struck out a career-high seven batters against
Brown is 3-0 with a 1.91 ERA and 18 strikeouts in 18.1 innings so far this season.
Weller Named MVP: Also on Monday, junior first baseman Malorie Weller (
Weller batted .417 (5-for-12) with three doubles, four RBI and four runs scored, leading UMBC to the tournament title with a perfect 4-0 record.
Joining Weller on the all-tournament team are Brown, junior second baseman Lauren Brummell (Hanover, Va./Hanover), senior third baseman/pitcher Amanda Fefel (
Brummell hit .364 (4-for-11) with two triples, three RBI and four runs scored. Her second three-bagger plated two big runs in a 6-5 win over Fairleigh Dickinson on Saturday.
Fefel contributed both at the plate and in the circle this weekend, as she batted .308 (4-for-13) with a big three-run homer against
Vetock batted .333 (3-for-9) with an RBI and scored three runs. She also walked twice for a .455 on-base percentage. Weigman won twice and posted a 2.76 ERA with 15 strikeouts in 12.2 innings while holding opponents to a .170 batting average.
The Retrievers return to action on Tuesday, when they travel to
UMBC Retriever Classic All-Tournament Team
MVP: Malorie Weller, UMBC
Amanda Asay, Brown
Caitlin Bradac, Fairleigh Dickinson
Heather Brown, UMBC
Lauren Brummell, UMBC
Amanda Fefel, UMBC
Mikayla Fernandez, Fairleigh Dickinson
Kriston Gowan, Morgan State
Tamra Griffin, Morgan State
Kate Strobel, Brown
Stephanie Thompson, Brown
Jessica Vetock, UMBC
Stephanie Weigman, UMBC