McNeese’s Wright, HBU’s Guindon Named Southland Weekly Award Winners

first_imgFRISCO, Texas – McNeese’s Brenique Wright and Houston Baptist’s Emma Guindon are the Southland Conference Softball Players of the Week, the league announced Tuesday. All Southland Conference Players of the Week are presented by MidSouth Bank.Wright led McNeese (11-13, 3-0 SLC) to a 3-1 record for the week, falling 6-1 to No. 3 Oklahoma on March 3. The Cowgirls were then able to rebound and sweep Incarnate Word over the weekend with 7-2, 7-1 and 1-0 results to kick off the Southland Conference schedule.Guindon picked up a pair of wins from the circle the Huskies (11-7, 2-1 SLC) last week. Her efforts came on a pair of complete-game shutouts striking out 13 in her two games without allowing an earned run.The awards mark the first of the season for the both winners.Softball Hitter of the Week – Brenique Wright, McNeese – OF – Jr. – Moore, Okla.Wright provided McNeese with the only run of the game against No. 33 Oklahoma by blasting her first home run of the season. The junior then carried her offensive output over to the Southland Conference opening series sweep over Incarnate Word. In the trio of games against UIW, Wright batted .500 with three hits, four RBI, one double, one homerun and four walks. She was also a perfect 5-for-5 on stolen bases and captured a .615 on-base percentage.Honorable Mention: Mima Doucet, Southeastern Louisiana; Cayla Jones, Northwestern State; Kali Clement, Nicholls; Autumn Sydlik, Houston Baptist.Softball Pitcher of the Week – Emma Guindon, Houston Baptist – Fr. – Tomball, TexasGuindon helped the Huskies to a 3-1 record by going 2-0 on the week with a pair of shutouts. Over 14 innings, she struck out 13 batters while allowing six hits. The right-handed pitcher from Tomball, Texas, limited her opposition to a .133 batting average.Honorable Mention: Megan Landry, Nicholls; Alley McDonald, Southeastern Louisiana; Rio Sanchez, Central Arkansas.Southland weekly award winners are nominated and voted upon by each school’s sports information director. Voting for one’s own athlete is not permitted. To earn honorable mention, a student-athlete must appear on at least 25 percent of ballots.last_img read more