Cone, Costlow, Oliver Claim Softball Weekly Awards
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – Jenna Cone of George Washington was named the Atlantic 10 Conference Softball Player of the Week while her teammate, Sarah Costlow, and Massachusetts’ Kiara Oliver earned Co-Pitcher of the Week. Also honored was Saint Louis’ Sadie Wise, who was named Rookie of the Week. The awards were based
Cone went 8-for-8 with a home run, a double, seven walks and three HBP’s over six games to help GW post a perfect weekend at the Colonial Classic. The sophomore from Trabuco Canyon, Calif., scored eight runs and drove in nine runs, including a career-high tying five RBIs in Sunday’s 9-6 win over Princeton. She also stole two bases. Cone was retired just three times in 21 total plate appearances with all of the outs driving in runs as sacrifice flies.
Costlow, a senior from Riverside, Calif., continued her strong start to the season with two wins and a 0.58 ERA over 12 innings at the Colonial Classic to improve to 6-1. Costlow tossed a complete game in Friday’s 3-1 win over Princeton, allowing one run on eight hits with four strikeouts against one walk. On Sunday, she tossed her first shutout of the season, limiting Fairleigh Dickinson to three hits over five innings with four more strikeouts in a 20-0 victory.
Oliver, a freshman from North Kingston, R.I., went 2-0 in the circle with a 1.50 ERA in 14.0 innings pitched. She allowed just three earned runs, holding Louisville to one earned in a 5-2 win that ended the Cardinals’ 10-game winning streak. Oliver struck out seven in a complete game win over Eastern Michigan on Friday. She tossed a complete game in Saturday’s win over Louisville, striking out three including one to leave three Cardinals stranded on base after three straight outs.
At the Eastern Kentucky Invitational, Wise led SLU in batting average, runs, hits (tied), RBIs, total bases, slugging percentage, on-base percentage, and walks. The freshman from Kirkwood, Mo., hit safely in all five games, including three two-hit games. Five of her eight hits went for extra bases (three home runs and two doubles). Wise had at least one RBI in four of five games, including four RBIs versus Akron (two home runs). Over the weekend, Wise struck out just once in 19 plate appearances.