ATLANTA (Feb. 12, 2018) – The Southern Athletic Association (SAA) has announced that Brittany Tuttle and Kassie Howard of Berry have been named the SAA Softball Pitcher and Player of the Week honorees.
Brittany Tuttle - Berry
Tuttle led No. 19 Berry to a perfect 4-0 start to the season. The senior started the week with a 3-for-3 outing against Covenant, scoring three runs and collecting three RBIs. Just a home run away from the cycle, she hit 1.000 with a 2.000 slugging percentage. In game two against the Lady Scots, she went 3-for-4, scoring two runs and collected an RBI. Tuttle also collected three stolen bases during the Tuesday set.
On Friday, she went 2-for-7 at the plate against Huntingdon, scoring a run and collecting an RBI.
For the week, Tuttle hit .571 with a .786 slugging percentage, scoring six runs and five RBI. She is currently tied for the league-lead in runs scored (6) and hits (8)
Kassie Howard - Berry
The sophomore opened the season against Covenant on Tuesday, tossing 3.0 innings in a win. She allowed no hits in her outing, collecting six strikeouts. She followed her performance on Friday, tossing a complete 5.0 innings as the Vikings bested Huntingdon 9-1. She allowed just two hits and no earned runs, fanning six.
For the week, she pitched 8.0 innings, allowed just two hits, no earned runs, walked a pair and struck out 12. She is currently tied for the league-lead in ERA (0.00), wins (2) and strikeouts (12).