March 22, 2011
LOS ANGELES - For the second time this season, LMU has swept the Pacific Coast Softball Conference Coastal Division weekly honors as junior Kelly Sarginson was named the Player of the Week and sophomore Molly Medeiros garnered Pitcher of the Week. The award is the first of Sarginson's career and second for Medeiros as they join Amy Charpentier and Dana Waldusky (both Feb. 21) and Danielle Smith (Feb. 28) as the LMU award winners this year.
Sarginson (Walnut Creek, Calif.) had a monster week at the plate for LMU at the Marina International Hotel Showcase, hitting .500 (12-for-24) with four home runs and 10 RBI. Sarginson reached base safely in all eight games and had at least one hit in seven of the contests. After starting the week by going 2-for-3 with a home run against Harvard, she walked in all three of her plate appearances vs. Wisconsin on Tuesday. The next day, she was 1-for-3 with an RBI in the rematch against Wisconsin, then went 1-for-4 against North Dakota. She began to pick things up at the tail end of the week, going 2-for-4 with a home run vs. Utah Valley and 1-for-3 in wins over Northern Colorado and Canisius on Saturday, including a home run and two RBI in the latter. She finished out the week by homering in three of the last four games, including a her first career grand slam in her first career four-hit game against Bethune-Cookman. Sarginson leads the Lions in 2011 with seven home runs and 20 RBI to go along with a .321 average.
While Sarginson was getting things done on offense, Medeiros (Saratoga, Calif.) was outstanding in the circle. Medeiros went 2-2 with a save in six appearances at the Marina International Hotel Showcase. The righty never allowed more than two earned runs and tossed three complete games during the week. After taking a hard-luck 2-1 loss to Wisconsin, she tossed a complete-game five-hitter to beat North Dakota 4-3. Medeiros threw 5 1/3 innings of scoreless relief against Utah Valley, only to take the loss in extra innings but bounced back to pick up a save and a win on Saturday. Her one inning of no-hit relief vs. Northern Colorado garnered her the save and she followed that with a six-hitter for her sixth complete game of the season. Overall in 2011, Medeiros leads the Lions with a 6-4 record at 2.44 ERA with 49 strikeouts.
LMU concludes its 10-game homestand by hosting Ohio State on Tuesday and Canisius on Wednesday.
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