Reinhardt University softball players Nikki Roddy (left) and Maddie Monroe were named the Appalachian Athletic Conference Player of the Week and Pitcher of the Week, respectively, for their play from March 28-April 3. It marks the second straight time Roddy has earned the weekly conference honor while Monroe has received the award on four occasions, but this is the first time this year.
Roddy, a 5-foot-5 junior utility player from Woodstock, Ga., hit .500 (6-for-12) with two home runs, three doubles, two walks, six RBIs, six runs scored and a stolen base as Reinhardt went 4-0, outscoring its opponents 32-4, in four Appalachian Athletic Conference games last week. She collected 15 total bases for a 1.250 slugging percentage and had a .571 on-base percentage.
On the season, Roddy has started all 34 games for the Lady Eagles and leads the team in hits (39), home runs (five), triples (four), doubles (nine), total bases (71), walks (17), hit by pitches (five), runs scored (28) and stolen bases (18). She is batting .398 with 29 RBIs.
Within the AAC, Roddy ranks in the top 10 in almost every offensive statistical category. She is tops in hits, triples, total bases and runs scored. Nationally in the NAIA, Roddy is tied for 10th in triples, tied for 16th in stolen bases and tied for 28th in assists (71) while mostly playing third base.
A 5-foot-8 sophomore pitcher from Calhoun, Ga., Monroe made two starts last week, going 2-0 with a shutout and 1.17 ERA. In 12 innings of work, she allowed six hits and two runs with 15 strikeouts and just one walk. Opponents batted only .146 (6-for-41) against her.
Monroe leads Reinhardt in wins (13), appearances (16), starts (16), complete games (13), shutouts (four), innings pitched (104 1/3) and strikeouts (100). She has a 13-3 record and 1.74 ERA and has walked just 18 batters with opponents batting .234 against her.
Monroe ranks among the conference leaders in nearly every pitching statistical category. She is No. 1 in wins and innings pitched per game (6.52) and second in strikeouts. On the national level, Monroe is tied for 11th in innings pitched per game, tied for 21st in wins, 27th in strikeouts and tied for 29th in total innings pitched.
The Lady Eagles are rated No. 26 nationally in the NAIA and have a 26-8 overall record, including 4-0 in the AAC. Reinhardt plays a conference doubleheader at the Bluefield College Lady Rams on Wednesday. The first game is scheduled for 2 p.m. in Bluefield, Va.
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