ATLANTA - The SAA announced the softball Players of the Week for games played February 20 - 26 and Millsaps' teammates Kayla Davidson and Rayne Gravat picked up the honors. Davidson won for her excellence pitching in the circle while Gravat won for a sterling week at the dish.
SAA Softball Pitcher of the Week - Kayla Davidson of Millsaps
Kayla Davidson (pictured at right) had an excellent pitching week for Millsaps as the Majors went 5-0 against Huntingdon and Sewanee. She picked up three wins, recorded 3 shutouts, posted an ERA of 0.00, and only allowed five hits while tossing 34 strikeouts.
SAA Softball Player of the Week - Rayne Gravat of Millsaps
Rayne Gravat of Millsaps had a big week hitting at the plate to lead the Majors to a 5-0 week. In 14 at-bats, she had seven hits, two triples, one double, and batted in seven runners. She batted .500 on the week, delivered 7 RBI, and slugged .857.
Gravat in the field for the Majors
Other notable performances from around the league:
Hitting .467 at the plate, Brittany Ferrell led the Berry College softball team to a perfect 5-0 week, including a sweep against Centre College to open up Southern Athletic Association play. Ferrell was 1-for-2 in the Vikings' 5-4 win in game one over Covenant on Wednesday night. She added two runs, two walks and a stolen base in the victory as well. Ferrell then hit a perfect 2-for-2 in the nightcap against the Scots, adding another two runs and a walk in the 8-0 victory. Ferrell was 4-for-7 at the plate against the Colonels of Centre College in Saturday's doubleheader. She also scored twice, knocked in two RBIs and added two stolen bases in the outing. Ferrell finished the week 7-for-15 at the plate, with two doubles, a triple and four walks. She also posted a .579 on base percentage, as well as a .733 slugging percentage to lead the Vikings to an undefeated season. In the field, Ferrell also added two put outs posting a 1.000 fielding percentage for Berry. On the year, Ferrell is batting .429, with 19 runs scored, six stolen bases and six RBIs from the lead-off position. Behind Ferrell, the Vikings are now 13-0 on the year, as well as 3-0 in the SAA.
Savannah Lee of Birmingham-Southern finished with an .857 slugging percentage to help lead BSC to a 5-0 week. She hit two home runs against Hendrix and also earned a double. Lee knocked in six RBI and scored five runs.
Rhodes sophomore Kendall Henry was terrific as she led the Lynx offense with a home run, six RBIs, and three runs scored on the week.
Earning one complete-game win, as well as one save on the week, Kassie Howard led the Berry College softball team to a perfect 5-0 week, including a sweep against Centre College to open SAA play. Howard earned the save against Covenant College in Berry's 5-4 victory on Wednesday night. Howard tossed the final two innings in the contest, allowing no hits, while striking out four batters. She then tossed an additional inning in Berry's 8-0 victory over Covenant in game two, allowing only one hit while striking out two. Howard closed out the Vikings' 6-2 victory over Centre on Saturday as well, throwing the final three innings for Berry. She allowed no hits and no runs while striking out five. Howard ended the week earning the complete-game 2-1 victory over Centre on Sunday. Howard allowed only two hits and one earned run in the outing, while striking out eight. On the week, Howard threw 13 innings in the circle, allowing only three hits and one run, while striking out 19 posting a mere 0.54 ERA. On the season, Kassie sits at 5-0 with one save. Howard has thrown 37 innings on the year, posting a 1.51 ERA, while striking out 50 batters. She currently ranks in the top five in the conference in strikeouts, saves and wins on the year as well. Behind Howard, the Vikings are a perfect 13-0 overall, as well as 3-0 in the SAA.
Haley Crumpton was a dominating player this week for the Panthers. She finished with a 0.00 ERA and two wins in three appearances on the mound. Crumpton pitched a five inning shutout win over LaGrange and then earned the win against Hendrix striking out four and giving up only two hits. She also had a team-high .467 batting average. Crumpton finished the week with a team-best 11 RBI off seven hits, including two doubles and a home run.
Elysse Petrie saw action in all three of Centre's games over the weekend at 5th ranked Berry. Petrie allowed just one earned run over 10 2/3 innings of work across the three games, scattering ten hits and striking out three Vikings batters. Petrie has an ERA of 2.38 on the year and a 0.66 ERA thus far in conference play.
The SAA sports information directors contributed to this report