Cone, Colleran, Waraksy Claim Softball Weekly Awards
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – Jenna Cone of George Washington was named the Atlantic 10 Conference Softball Player of the Week for the third straight week, while Meg Colleran of Massachusetts and Julia Waraksy of Rhode Island were named Co-Pitchers of the Week. Also honored was Saint Louis’ Sadie Wise, who was named Rookie of the Week for the fourth time this season. The awards were based
Cone continued an impressive run by homering in all three games to help GW win its A-10 series with St. Bonaventure. For the weekend, the sophomore from Trabuco Canyon, Calif., went 6-for-7 (.857) with three homers, nine RBI and four runs scored, plus two walks and three HBP for an on-base percentage of .917. She hit a solo home run in the fourth inning of the first game of Saturday’s doubleheader, a two-run shot in the nightcap as part of back-to-back homers in the fourth inning and a three-run shot in the seventh inning of the series finale.
Colleran, a senior from North Attleboro, Mass., went 2-0 in the circle with a 0.00 ERA in 8.0 innings pitched. She tossed 5.0 innings of one-hit softball in game one, retiring 10 straight batters while holding La Salle without a hit until two outs in the fourth. With the victory, Colleran picked up her 50th career win. She picked up her second win of the weekend on Sunday, allowing a hit in three innings of work in a five-inning run rule win.
Waraksy, a junior from Pennington, N.J., earned victories in both of her appearances on the week while posting a 0.00 earned run average over seven innings of relief. She pitched 3.1 innings of one-hit, scoreless relief to help Rhode Island win 6-4 in 11 innings at George Mason. Waraksy struck out two batters and walked just one while not allowing any runners past first base in the win. Against Providence, she allowed just one single over 3.1 innings of scoreless relief. Waraksy did not walk any batters and struck out one while needing just 36 pitches to finish the game.
Wise recorded two performances with two hits and three RBI against Saint Joseph’s and Murray State, with a home run in both games. The freshman from Kirkwood, Mo., went 6-for-13 (.462), batted in seven runs, and crossed home plate three times over the week. Wise did not strike out in 16 plate appearances.