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Pitt’s Zeremenko, Louisville’s Becker, FSU’s Burroughs honored
GREENSBORO, N.C. (theACC.com) – Pitt sophomore outfielder Giorgiana Zeremenko has been named the Atlantic Coast Conference Softball Player of the Week, while Louisville’s Maryssa Becker and Florida State’s Jessica Burroughs shared ACC Pitcher of the Week honors.
Zeremenko continued her success at the plate as the Panthers captured their ACC series against North Carolina, hitting a home run in each of the three games to bring her team-leading season-total to nine. Zeremenko hit .556 in the series, going 5-for-9 at the plate with four extra-base hits. She scored three times and recorded six RBIs on the weekend. The Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, native holds a season slugging percentage of 1.085 and a batting average of .492, both which lead the team.
Louisville’s Becker posted a 2-0 record – picking up her fourth and fifth consecutive wins in as many appearances – to help the Cardinals to a three-game ACC series sweep of Virginia. She posted a 0.50 ERA – allowing only one earned run in 14 innings while holding the Cavaliers to a .095 batting average and striking out nine. In game one, Becker tossed a complete-game one-hit shutout while striking out five and retiring 12 of the last 13 batters she faced. She picked up her second win in a complete-game effort against UVA on Sunday, scattering three hits and striking out four. The Medford, Oregon, junior now has a nine career shutouts, placing her ninth on Louisville’s career list, and she ranks seventh on the school’s all-time wins list with 36.
Burroughs tossed a pair of complete-game victories in helping Florida State to a sweep of Syracuse. The redshirt junior from Warner Robins, Georgia, posted a 2-0 record, 0.50 ERA with 21 strikeouts in 14 innings. Burroughs tossed a season-high 11 strikeouts on Saturday against the Orange, allowing just five batters to reach base for the entire game. Closing out the series on Sunday, Burroughs struck out the side in the second and fifth innings on her way to 10 punchouts and the complete-game shutout as Syracuse did not have a runner reach third base. She allowed a total of six hits in the two games. Burroughs has won 10 games in a row and improved to 13-2 on the season with a 1.21 ERA.