Marlins Sweep Weekly Softball Honors

Jessica Lindsay and Hanna Hull
Jessica Lindsay and Hanna Hull

Marlins Sweep Weekly Softball Honors

FOREST, Va. -- Virginia Wesleyan swept the ODAC weekly softball honors again this week, with Hanna Hull earning ODAC Pitcher of the Week while Jessica Lindsay garnered ODAC Player of the Week.

Hull, a freshman from Chesterfield, Va., added three more wins and a save as she appeared and figured in the decision in all four games for Virginia Wesleyan last week.

Hull opened with six solid frames in an 11-5 victory at Emory & Henry. She gave up four runs on three hits with three walks and eight strikeouts. She came back in the second game of the series and shut the door for the final two innings to preserve a 3-2 win and earn her first save of the season.

Hull was back as the starter in her next outing at Guilford. She went the distance in allowing just three hits in a 3-1 victory. She gave up one run while walking three and fanning 13 for her ninth game with 10 or more strikeouts. Hull again came back in the second game, pitching an inning as Virginia Wesleyan went to extra frames before exploding for a 13-4 victory.

For the season, Hull leads the ODAC with a 15-1 record and is second with a 0.60 earned run average. She has struck out a conference-best 164 batters in 93.0 innings in the circle. Opponents are hitting just .121 off her, which is third in the league.

Lindsay, a sophomore from Midlothian, Va., was a constant sight on the basepaths in Virginia Wesleyan's 4-0 week. She went 9-for-13 overall with two walks to help her to a .733 on-base percentage. She registered a double and two homers amongst her nine knocks while driving in four runs and scoring three more times.

Lindsay had two hits apiece in three games, including the deciding homerun in the sixth inning of a 3-2 victory at Emory & Henry. She went 3-for-4 in a 13-4 triumph at Guilford as she doubled and homered to go with two RBI and two more runs scored. She was 5-for-6 with two walks in the series sweep of the Quakers.

For the season, Lindsay is hitting .354 with a .386 OBP and a .662 slugging percentage. Her four home runs are tied for fourth in the ODAC, while her two triples are tied for third.