Hendrix freshman Kayla Patton and senior Ashley Halbert have been named the Southern Athletic Association Softball Hitter and Pitcher of the Week.
The Warriors went 8-0, including a stretch of five consecutive shutouts last week. Hendrix, coached by Amy Weaver, is off to their best start in school history at 17-5, and sit in first place in the SAA at 7-1.
Patton, from Little Rock, led the offense by hitting .667 (8-of-12) with 14 runs batted in, four runs scored and three doubles. She recorded five RBIs with a double, a sacrifice fly and walk in the Warriors’ 19-0 win over Rust. She went 3-for-4 with two doubles and five RBIs in Saturday’s 14-0 victory against Sewanee and was 3-for-3 with a run scored and two driven in in Sunday’s 12-2 win against the Tigers. Patton also went 2-0 with a 1.27 ERA and 18 strikeouts in 11.0 innings. She threw a no-hitter with a school record 13 strikeouts in against Rust.
Halbert, of Crandall, Texas, went 4-0 with a 0.38 ERA and 14 strikeouts over 18.2 innings last week. Her week was highlighted by a 43-pitch perfect game in a 12-0 win against Sewanee on Saturday. She started the week by earning both wins, including one in relief, at Centenary on Monday. She threw the perfect game against the Tigers on Saturday, then recorded a three-hit, four-strikeout shutout against Sewanee on Sunday. Halbert also hit .389 (7-of-18) with seven runs scored, two doubles and seven RBIs.
Hendrix players get lacrosse honors
Hendrix College junior midfielder Cameron Millstone and freshman goalkeeper Joe Takacs have been named the Southern Athletic Association Men’s Lacrosse Offensive and Defensive Players of the Week. The Warriors started league play with a 2-0 record last week.
Millstone, from St. Louis, Mo., scored eight goals and recorded an assist to go with 17 ground balls as the Warriors opened SAA play with a 2-0 record. He netted five goals and picked up seven ground balls in an 8-3 win against Rhodes on Wednesday. He also went 10-for-13 on faceoff opportunities. In a 12-8 win at Millsaps on Saturday, Millstone scored three goals and assisted one to go with 10 ground balls. The Player of the Week honor is the third one for Millstone this season.
Takacs, of New Baltimore, Mich., recorded 27 saves with a 5.50 goals against average in a pair of conference wins. He allowed just three goals and had 11 saves in Wednesday’s 8-3 win over Rhodes. At Millsaps on Saturday, he stopped 16 shots in a 12-8 victory over the majors. Takacs also had six ground balls against the Lynx and one caused turnover against the Majors. For the week, he had a .711 save percentage.
Rhodes shuts out Hendrix tennis teams
MEMPHIS — Rhodes College shut out both Hendrix tennis teams Sunday to open Southern Athletic Association play.
Rhodes won the women’s match, 5-0.
The host Lynx (4-4, 1-0) swept through doubles without dropping a game to the Warriors (2-4, 0-1). They then won three straight singles matches without losing a set to clinch the victory.
The men lost, 6-0.
The Warriors (1-5, 0-1) lost all three doubles matches to the Lynx (4-4, 1-0) to start the match.
Only three singles matches were completed due to time restrictions with the Lynx sweeping all of them.
The Warrior men will host Simpson College at 11 a.m. Tuesday.