Carly Martin Named MEAC Pitcher of the Week
NORFOLK, VA. – Senior pitcher Carly Martin of the Howard softball team was selected as the Pitcher of the Week (April 4-April 10) while Delaware State’s Jordan Reid and Stephanie Martello were named Player of the Week and Freshman of the Week, respectively. Junior Trina Kindred also represented HU as she was recognized as a Top Performer of the Week.
Martin went 1-0 over the course of the week and was recognized for her performance over Coppin State, where she led the Lady Bison to a 3-1 defeat over their conference opponent.
The senior tallied a 1.00 ERA against Coppin State and pitched a full seven innings. Martin went on to strike out four batters, tying a season-best, and marked the fourth time she reached this benchmark. The last time Martin took out four batters came on March 12 against Creighton.
Martin allowed seven hits and walked one batter against her opponent. Martin’s single walk tied another season-best and marked her fifth consecutive appearance where she gave up only one walk.
Martin has improved to 6-4 on the season, holds a 5.26 ERA and has struck out 29 batters thus far in the 2010-11 season.
Also making large production for the Lady Bison over the course of the week was Kindred who went 7-of-15 from the plate (.467) and boasted four RBI and a double in HU’s five games played.
Kindred’s four RBI came in Howard’s 8-5 win over George Mason, marking a season-best for the second baseman.
The Lady Bison have two remaining games in the regular season – against conference opponents Morgan State on April 30 and Maryland Eastern Shore on May 7 – before they depart to Daytona, Fla. for the MEAC Championship Tournament on May 12.