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March 5, 2013
GREENSBORO, N.C. (theACC.com) – North Carolina senior first baseman Constance Orr and NC State sophomore pitcher Emily Weiman have been named Atlantic Coast Conference Softball Player and Pitcher of the Week, respectively, announced Tuesday by the conference office.
Orr hit .444 with 11 RBIs as North Carolina went 5-1 last week. The Charlotte, N.C., native hit three multiple-run homers, including a grand slam against North Dakota. She also hit two-run home runs against East Carolina and Binghamton. Orr tallied multi-hit games three times, and scored three runs against North Dakota.
For the week, Orr posted an on-base percentage of .524 with a slugging percentage of 1.056, scored six runs, walked twice and had four extra-base hits.
Weiman went 3-0 with wins over Stony Brook, Kansas, and Lafayette to bring her league-leading total to 10 wins on the season as the Wolfpack swept four games in its home-opening weekend. The sophomore struck out 19 batters in her 16 innings of action, allowing 18 hits and three walks and only three earned runs.
The native of Pasadena, Md., posted an earned run average of 1.31 in the three games and now ranks fourth in the league with a 1.59 ERA. She threw two complete games and only allowed one extra-base hit.