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April 23, 2013
GREENSBORO, N.C. (theACC.com) - Florida State sophomore Lacey Waldrop and NC State sophomore Emily Weiman have been named Atlantic Coast Conference Softball Co-Pitchers of the Week, as announced Tuesday by the conference. North Carolina freshman shortstop Kristen Brown was recognized as the Player of the Week.
Waldrop pitched three complete-game victories against conference opponents last week. After starting the week on Monday with 10 strikeouts in a shutout over Virginia, Waldrop picked up two victories over Virginia Tech to lead the Seminoles to the series win over the Hokies. For the week, she held the opposition to a .160 batting average and held batters to 4-for-28 with runners on base. Her victory on Sunday against Virginia Tech clinched the ACC regular-season title for Florida State.
Weiman picked up all three wins in a series sweep over Virginia, allowing just one run and nine hits in three complete games. She has now won five consecutive decisions and 12 of her last 14 games. A native of Pasadena, Md., Weiman had 20 strikeouts in the series, including nine in Sunday's final game. In that contest, she allowed just two balls out of the infield. The sophomore now has six shutouts on the season and lowered her earned run average to 1.98, which ranks second in the conference.
Brown hit .667 in three games last week with three multi-hit games. A native of Levittown, N.Y., Brown had five RBIs and hit three home runs in two games against Georgia Tech. She now has 10 home runs on the season, which ranks second on the Tar Heels. For the week, she scored six runs on six hits and two walks, and did not strike out.