UTEP’s Townsend Named Louisville Slugger/NFCA Division I Player of the Week

National Fastpitch Coaches Association

STARKVILLE, Miss. – Senior pitcher/second  baseman Stacie Townsend of UTEP has been named as the Louisville Slugger/NFCA Division I Player of the Week for games played between Feb. 15-21.

Townsend excelled both at the plate and in  the circle for the Miners last week and broke two school records in the process.

Offensively, Townsend went 7-for-13 over six games with a .538 batting average, 13 RBIs, nine runs, four home runs, two doubles and one stolen base.  The Orlando, Fla., native homered twice during a 22-5 rout of New Mexico St., including her first career grand slam.The four home runs last week allowed Townsend to become UTEP’s all-time leader in career home runs with 26.  However, Townsend was not done breaking records for the week.  Her 16 strikeouts against Central Arkansas set a new single-game mark for the Miners.

Through six appearances, Townsend ended her week with four starts, four complete games, three shutouts, a 1.35 ERA, 49 strikeouts and a perfect 6-0 record.

A single-game win over New Mexico St. and a  five-game sweep of the QTI Getterman Classic pushes UTEP’s record to 7-3 on the year.  The Miners are currently on a seven-game win streak.

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