The Summit League Announces Week 11 Softball Awards

The Summit League Announces Week 11 Softball Awards

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – South Dakota State senior Yanney Ponce has been named The Summit League Player of the Week, while Western Illinois' Emily Ira earns pitcher of the week honors.

Western Illinois' Ira picks up her first pitcher of the week honor of the season after throwing two complete games and striking out 20 batters while helping lead the Leathernecks to a sweep of North Dakota. The player of the week honor went to SDSU's Ponce for the first time of her career. Ponce hit two triples and a double in the Jackrabbits sweep of Purdue Fort Wayne.

Player of the Week

Yanney Ponce, South Dakota State

Sr. | Infield | San Bernardino, Calif.

• She posted a .583 batting average with seven hits in 12 at-bats

• Hit two triples and a double

• Drove in eight runs while scoring another

• She drove in the game-winning runs in games one and two against Purdue Fort Wayne

• This is her first career player of the week honor

 

Also nominated: Cara Beatty, North Dakota State; Danielle Olson, Western Illinois; Alise Hale, Purdue Fort Wayne

 

Pitcher of the Week

Emily Ira, Western Illinois

Sr. | Pitcher | Iowa City, Iowa

• She threw two complete games, earning two victories while also picking up her first save of the season

• Allowed just one earned run over 11.2 innings of work with an ERA of 0.60

• Struck out 20 batters and did not allow a walk

• This is her eighth career pitcher of the week honor and first of the season

 

Also nominated: KK Leddy, North Dakota State; Taylor Compton, South Dakota State

 

2019 Summit League Players of the Week

Feb. 11:

Player: Dustie Durham, South Dakota

Pitcher: Lauren McConnell, Purdue Fort Wayne

Feb. 18:

Player: Jamie Holscher, South Dakota

Pitcher: KK Leddy, North Dakota State

Feb. 25:

Player: Jamie Holscher, South Dakota

Pitcher: Alexis Devers, South Dakota

March 4:

Player: Angel Love, North Dakota

Pitcher: Emily Rosas, North Dakota

March 11:

Player: Julia Andersen, South Dakota State

Pitcher: Kendra Conard, South Dakota State

March 18:

Player: Katie Shoultz, North Dakota State

Pitcher: Kara O'Byrne, North Dakota State

March 25:

Player: Jamie Holscher, South Dakota

Pitcher: KK Leddy, North Dakota State

April 1:

Player: Lauren Eamiguel, South Dakota

Pitcher: Alexis Devers, South Dakota

April 8:

Player: Maddie Hansen, North Dakota State

Pitcher: KK Leddy, North Dakota State

April 15:

Player: Jessica Rogers, South Dakota

Pitcher: KK Leddy, North Dakota State

April 22:

Player: Yanney Ponce, South Dakota State

Pitcher: Emily Ira, Western Illinois

 

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