Softball Players of the Week: February 26
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Alcorn State infielder Taylor Hughes and Texas Southern pitcher Jasmin Fulmore have been named the Southwestern Athletic Conference's Softball Players of the Week after their performances during games played from Feb. 19-25.
Hitter of the Week – Taylor Hughes, Alcorn State
IF | Sr. | 5-7 | Phoenix, Ariz.
After going 8-of-16 with two runs scored and two RBI in six games, Hughes became the all-time hits leader at Alcorn over the weekend with 154 in her career. She surpassed the mark of 151 set by Amber Steeves from 2005-08 and was also named to the LA Tech All-Tournament team. She posted a .545 batting average during the tournament, going 6-for-11 at the plate with a walk.
She knocked at least one hit in all six games to extend her hitting streak to eight. The lefty already has four multi-hit games this year, with two of them coming during her most recent week of play. Hughes also posted a perfect 1.000 fielding percentage on 19 putouts over the weekend.
Pitcher of the Week – Jasmin Fulmore, Texas Southern
P | Sr. | 5-7 | Federal Way, Wash.
Fulmore made two starts, posting a 1-1 record during Texas Southern's recent week of play. As part of Texas A&M-Corpus Christi's Invitational tournament, the senior hurler amassed a 2.69 ERA as well, recording 11 strikeouts in 13 innings of work. Fulmore capped her week with a victorious eight-inning outing where she allowed just one earned run and sat down seven hitters during the Lady Tigers' 4-3 victory over Nebraska-Omaha.