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Syracuse’s Maddi Doane and NC State’s Emily Weiman receive recognition
GREENSBORO, N.C. (theACC.com) – Syracuse outfielder Maddi Doane has been named this week’s Atlantic Coast Conference Player of the Week, while NC State’s Emily Weiman earned ACC Pitcher of the Week honors.
Doane carried the Syracuse offense out of the leadoff spot in three wins against Virginia over the weekend. Her lone hit in game one was a bases clearing double that was the difference as it gave the Orange a 7-2 lead in what would finish as a 7-4 victory. In game two she was perfect with two singles, two home runs and a walk. Her two homers factored in a facility record as no team has ever hit six home runs in a single game at Skytop Softball Stadium. In the season finale she reached base in two-of-three plate appearances (a double and a walk) and came around to score both times.
Weiman went 4-0 for the week and did not allow an earned or unearned run. The Pasadena, Maryland, native allowed just two hits and struck out six batters in her first appearance of the week to earn the win at Radford. In her next outing of the week at home against NC Central, Weiman allowed a hit to the leadoff batter but did not allow another, striking out seven of the next 13 batters she would face to earn her second win of the week. The senior was at her best when it mattered most, helping her team earn the doubleheader sweep at Virginia Tech on Sunday. She pitched a pair of complete game shutouts and was equally as effective in both games. In game one of the twin bill, she fanned 11 Hokie batters including striking out the side in the second and third inning, getting three called strikeouts in the third inning. At one point in the contest, she retired 11 consecutive batters spanning from the first to the fourth inning. Weiman had at least one strikeout in every inning, with the exception of the fourth inning when she got three groundouts. In the second game, she allowed a single in the first inning and was dominant from that point on to retire the next 20 batters to end the game without allowing another baserunner. More impressively, she did not allow another ball to be hit out of the infield after the third inning, as the remainder of the outs were strikeouts or groundouts. To make an already great week better, she picked up her 100th career win against NC Central on Thursday to become just the fifth pitcher in ACC history to reach 100 career wins and the first in Wolfpack history. Weiman finished the week with 30 strikeouts in 23 innings pitched and did not allow a run.