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Syracuse’s Sydney O’Hara and Florida State’s Lacey Waldrop receive recognition
GREENSBORO, N.C. (theACC.com) – Syracuse’s Sydney O’Hara has been named this week’s Atlantic Coast Conference Player of the Week, while Florida State’s Lacey Waldrop earned ACC Pitcher of the Week honors.
Syracuse’s O’Hara became the first Orange softball player in program history to win the ACC Player of the Week honor, as she registered solid numbers in both the batter’s box and in the circle. The freshman from Cicero, N.Y., batted .500 (10-20) with team highs of three home runs, 11 RBIs, 10 runs scored, three doubles and a slugging percentage of 1.100. In addition, O’Hara posted a perfect 4-0 record with a 1.22 ERA in five starts and six appearances in the circle. She tossed two complete game shutouts, with the second going for a one-hitter in Syracuse’s first ACC win. O’Hara struck out 33 batters and walked just seven in 23 innings, while opponents mustered a .171 batting average against the righty.
Florida State’s Waldrop posted a 0.56 ERA and a 4-0 record this past week, including three wins over ACC opponents Virginia Tech and NC State. Of the 33 outs Waldrop registered against Virginia Tech and NC State, 23 were strikeouts. Waldrop came back to Tallahassee and pitched every out of Florida State’s two wins in a doubleheader against NC State on March 15. Against the Wolfpack, Waldrop threw 14.0 innings and gave up only five hits, three runs, two earned and recorded 14 strikeouts. For the week, Waldrop recorded 37 strikeouts in 25.0 innings over four appearances and faced a total of 92 batters. Waldrop has now earned the ACC Pitcher of the Week award four times this season.