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North Carolina’s Delamora, Pitt’s Harris, Virginia Tech’s Tyler honored
GREENSBORO, N.C. (theACC.com) – North Carolina freshman Berlynne Delamora has been named the Atlantic Coast Conference Softball Player of the Week, while Pitt sophomore Kayla Harris and Virginia Tech senior Maggie Tyler earned ACC Pitcher of the Week accolades.
The honors are the first of the season for Delamora and Harris, while Tyler was named ACC Pitcher of the Week for the second time this year and the second week in a row.
Delamora led the Tar Heels to a 4-1 week that included a series win over 25th-ranked and second-place ACC opponent Louisville. The Hacienda Heights, California, native hit .667 (8-for-12) with a 1.000 slugging percentage and .750 on-base percentage. That included a clutch .833 (5-for-6) with runners in scoring position and four two-out RBIs. Delamora proved the difference-maker in UNC’s 6-5 win over the Cardinals in game two, finishing with three RBIs that included a two-out, two-run homer to open the scoring in the the bottom of the first and a walk-off, game-winning single in the bottom of the seventh. She proved the catalyst in UNC’s 8-6 win in game three, reaching base in all four of her plate appearances, scoring three runs and driving in another. Delamora was also perfect defensively with six putouts and four assists at third base.
Harris earned three of Pitt’s four wins on the week, including two in an ACC series victory over NC State. Harris allowed three runs in 15 total innings pitched while striking out 17 batters. The Chesapeake, Virginia, native allowed just five total hits and two walks while striking out 10 in eight total innings in the Panthers’ two wins over the Wolfpack. She began the week with a five-inning, two-hit, six strikeout performance in a five-inning shutout of St. Bonaventure.
Virginia Tech’s Tyler gave up one run in 18.2 innings of work, posting a 0.48 ERA through four games while posting a 3-0 record. The Poquoson, Virginia, native struck out 19 batters, did not issue a walk and tossed two complete-game (seven-inning) wins, including one shutout. With 14 wins on the season, Tyler is one shy of her career high set in both 2014 and 2015.