Young, Johnson Earn Weekly MEAC Honors
VIRGINIA BEACH, VA. - Senior Courtney Young (Sherwood, Ark./North Little Rock H.S.) was named the MEAC Softball Player of the Week, the conference announced on Monday. Teammate Emily Johnson (Jacksonville, Fla./Paxon School) took home Pitcher of the Week honors.
Young hit .611 in three games last week and led the Bison to a three-game sweep against Hampton to secure first place positing in the MEAC’s northern division. She recorded four hits on seven batting attempts with seven RBI. She hit a grand slam in the first game of the series and posted a stolen base and an assist from the outfield in the win.
Johnson picked up a win and a save pitching two games against Hampton last week. She finished with an ERA of 0.84 in 7.4 innings. She allowed seven hits with one earned run against the Lady Pirates and struck out nine of the 25 batters faced. Offensively she hit .833 (5-for-6) with four runs, one RBI and one stolen base in the victories.
Howard will face cross-town rival Georgetown this Wednesday for a doubleheader at Guy Mason Field. Game one is set to begin at 3pm.