Roy & Rashenskas Cop PL Weekly Softball Honors

Braetana Roy

Braetana Roy

March 4, 2014

WEST POINT, N.Y. - Army's softball team walked off with two of the Patriot League's weekly honors in the second release of the season with the selection of sophomore Braetana Roy as Pitcher of the Week and freshman Alee Rashenskas Rookie of the Week" Senior April Ortenzo earned honorable mention.

Roy pitched Army to two of its four wins over the weekend at the Patriot Classic posting a .50 ERA in earning her first league weekly honor. The right-hander pitched 14 of 26 innings in three appearances drawing starts in two and relief in the other in the Black Knights' 4-0 week.

Roy (2-2) threw a five-hit shutout and walked just one batter going the distance against host George Mason in Army's opening game of the tournament. In the second game of opening day, Roy took over in relief against Cornell with pair of runners on base in the sixth inning and did not give up a run over the last two innings in a 9-5 decision.

The next day, Roy went the distance in Army's 10-1 five-inning explosion over Cornell in scattering four hits along with three strikeouts. The Big Red reached scoring position just twice in the first four innings before a run in the fifth denied Roy the shutout.

Rashenskas was cited as the conference's Rookie of the Week after batting .417 at the Patriot Classic with three runs batted in and four runs scored. She collected five hits, stole a pair of bases and did not make an error in 15 fielding chances at second base.

The native of St. Anne, Ill., drove in three runs and scored twice in Army's 9-5 win over Cornell. She scored a run in a three-run third that boosted Army's lead to 4-0, then singled home a pair of runs in the fourth inning that extended the Black Knights' advantage to 6-0.

In the second day's 10-1 romp over Cornell, Rashenskas scored a run in the bottom of the first inning after singling from Army's two-hole spot, then tallied a run in a four-run second after reaching on a fielder's choice. A starter in all 13 games, Rashenskas is batting .244 and is tied with senior Amanda Nguyen for the team lead in runs scored with eight. Her 10 hits and five RBI list third.

Ortenzo batted .400 at the tournament hitting safely in all four games and drove in seven runs in picking up honorable mention. The senior co-captain knocked in three runs in each of the wins over Cornell and singled home the lone run in Army's 1-0 win over George Mason in the final game of the tournament.

The Black Knights (5-8) are idle this week, returning to action March 14 when they travel to Florida for an eight-game slate at the Rebel Spring Games.

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