Reinhardt University softball players Nikki Roddy and Maddie Monroe were named the Appalachian Athletic Conference Player of the Week and Pitcher of the Week, respectively, for their play from April 25-May 1. Roddy has earned the weekly conference honor three times this year while Monroe has received the award on five occasions, including twice this season.
Both players were chosen to the 2011 all-conference team last week while Monroe was selected as the AAC Pitcher of the Year for the second time.
Roddy, a 5-foot-5 junior utility player from Woodstock, Ga., hit .364 (4-for-11) with two home runs, two walks, four runs scored, two RBIs and a stolen base as Reinhardt went 4-0 last week with all of the wins coming at the AAC Championship tournament. She collected 10 total bases for a .909 slugging percentage and had a .462 on-base percentage in helping to lead the Lady Eagles to their first NAIA National Championship event.
On the season, Roddy has started all 48 games for Reinhardt and leads the team in hits (54), home runs (eight), triples (five), doubles (13), total bases (101), walks (25), runs scored (45), RBIs (42), slugging percentage (.727), on-base percentage (.494) and stolen bases (23). She has a .388 batting average.
Within the AAC, Roddy ranks in the top 10 in almost every offensive statistical category. She is tops in triples, runs scored and RBIs. Nationally in the NAIA, Roddy is tied for 17th in triples and tied for 28th in stolen bases.
A 5-foot-8 sophomore pitcher from Calhoun, Ga., Monroe made three appearances last week, going 3-0 with two complete-game shutouts, including a no-hitter, and a 0.41 ERA. She allowed just eight hits and one earned run with 20 strikeouts over 17 innings. Opponents batted only .148 (8-for-54) against her.
Monroe leads the Lady Eagles in wins (21), appearances (24), starts (23), complete games (20), shutouts (seven), innings pitched (152 1/3), strikeouts (158) and opponents’ batting average (.213). She has a 21-3 record and 1.38 ERA.
Monroe ranks among the conference leaders in nearly every pitching statistical category. She is second in wins, opponents’ batting average, strikeouts and ERA. On the national level, Monroe is tied for 18th in wins, 25th in ERA and 29th in strikeouts.
Reinhardt, the AAC regular season and tournament champions, is rated No. 14 nationally in the NAIA and has a 40-8 overall record. The Lady Eagles begin play at the NAIA nationals in Gulf Shores, Ala., on Thursday, May 19.
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