Softball Players of the Week - May 2
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Alabama State first baseman Perry Hindi and Alabama A&M pitcher Caitlyn Hayden have been recognized by the Southwestern Athletic Conference as Softball Hitter and Pitcher of the Week for their outstanding performance in competition from April 25-29.
Hitter of the Week
1B/C | 5-7 | Sr. | Prattville, Ala.
Hindi finished the week hitting .538 in four starts - three against Mississippi Valley Sate and one against ninth-ranked Auburn. The senior finished the week 7-for-13 with a pair of doubles (both against Mississippi Valley State in game three) and one home run. Hindi scored five runs and knocked in another five on the week, all while slugging .923. She walked once and had an on-base percentage of .533. On the final day of the series against Mississippi Valley State, Hindi went 5-for-8 in the doubleheader with five runs scored, three runs batted in, two doubles and a home run.
Pitcher of the Week
5-3 | Sr. | New Market, Ala.
Hayden made three starts this past week, going 2-1. Against Jackson State, both of her appearances resulted in wins as Alabama A&M swept the Lady Tigers to ensure its spot in the 2017 SWAC Softball Tournament. In her first start of the week, Hayden went the distance, allowing just four hits and one run in a 1-0 setback at Middle Tennessee on April 25. The senior rebounded with sterling efforts against JSU. In her first start against the Lady Tigers on April 28, Hayden struck out 11 hitters, a season-best for the New Market, Ala. native. On April 30, Hayden threw a one-hit shutout, fanning nine hitters in a 6-0 victory over Jackosn State.