BATON ROUGE – LSU’s A.J. Andrews and McNeese State’s Meagan Bond collected Louisiana Sports Writers Association [LSWA] Hitter and Pitcher of the Week awards Thursday as voted up by the state’s sports information directors.
A sophomore outfielder for the Tigers, Andrews provided hits in all four games of LSU’s 4-0 week. She came up huge in the clutch to spark the Tigers sweep of No. 17 Kentucky. The Florida native returned to the middle of the series after a violent collision in the third inning and collected the game-tying RBI on a bunt single during the ninth inning LSU eventually secured the 4-3 walkoff win. Andrews capped the sweep and with the go-ahead two-run with two outs during the six inning of the series finale.
A senior pitcher for the Cowgirls, Bond posted a 3-0 record and a stout 0.78 ERA for the week highlighted by a pair of complete game victories over Texas A&M-Corpus Christi. She allowed just two runs on 11 hits and turned in 25 strikeouts against one walk over her 18.0 frames of action. The senior right-hander now is now 11-2 for the season, and McNeese State is receiving votes in the NFCA/USA Today Top 25 poll.
It’s the third career weekly award for Bond and first for Andrews from the LSWA.
LSWA Louisiana Softball Hitter of the Week
Feb. 14 Mackenzie Miller [ULM]
Feb. 21 Amber Sather [Southeastern Louisiana]
Feb. 27 Tara McKinney [Northwestern State]
March 6 Allison Falcon [LSU]
March 14 Kristen Miles [Louisiana Tech]
March 21 A.J. Andrews [LSU]
LSWA Louisiana Softball Pitcher of the Week
Feb. 14 Rachele Fico [LSU]
Feb. 21 Rachele Fico [LSU]
Feb. 27 Rachele Fico [LSU]
March 6 Kylie Roos [Northwestern State]
March 14 Rachele Fico [LSU]
March 21 Meagan Bond [McNeese State]