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Florida State’s Broderick, North Carolina’s Lynch, Virginia Tech’s Tyler honored
GREENSBORO, N.C. (theACC.com) – Florida State junior catcher Sydney Broderick has been named the Atlantic Coast Conference Softball Player of the Week, while North Carolina junior Kendra Lynch and Virginia Tech senior Maggie Tyler earned ACC Co-Pitcher of the Week accolades.
The honors are the first of the season for Broderick, and the second for Lynch, while Tyler was named ACC Pitcher of the Week for the third time this year and the third week in a row.
Broderick led the Seminoles to a perfect 4-0 week with both her bat and her glove as Florida State posted a sweep over NC State this weekend. The Ashburn, Virginia, native batted .545 with six RBI and posted a slugging percentage of .909 for the week. She tallied two hits, scored at least one run and drove in at least one run in each game of the three-game series with the Wolfpack, including RBIs in three different plate appearances on April 10. The junior catcher started the game against NC State on April 9 with a two-run home run in her first plate appearance and used her skills behind the plate to help keep the game tied at 4-4 in the top of the seventh inning, cleanly fielding a throw from Morgan Klaevemann in centerfield to retire Tyler Ross at the plate and allowing the Noles to win the game, 5-4, in the bottom of the inning.
North Carolina’s Lynch posted an ERA of 0.98 for the week and posted a 2-0 mark with one save as the Tar Heels posted a 2-1 eight-inning road win at No. 10 Georgia and took two of three in their ACC series at Boston College. The Indianapolis native went the full eight innings in the victory at Georgia, allowing just one run on an RBI groundout while hitting a solo home run to give UNC the early lead. Lynch also drove in as many runs as she allowed against Boston College in game one, going a complete 7.0 innings and allowing one earned run while going 2-for-3 with a two-run run home run at the plate. She earned her first career save in game two versus Boston College, allowing just one hit over the final 2.2 innings, retiring eight straight batters with three strikeouts to seal a 4-3 victory. Lynch did not allow a hit in 3.2 innings of relief in the BC series finale.
Virginia Tech’s Tyler posted a 1.48 ERA while tossing three complete games and working 24.1 innings in four mound appearances. The senior from Poquoson, Virginia, allowed six hits and one run while striking out eight last Wednesday, when the Hokies edged No. 6 James Madison, 2-1, for their highest-ever win over ranked opponent at home. Tyler allowed three hits and one walk while striking out seven in Saturday’s 4-0 ACC road win at Louisville. The win was the 16th of the season for Tyler, who surpassed her previous career high set each of the previous two seasons.