March 25, 2013
WEST POINT, N.Y. -
Army sophomore right-hander Morgan Lashley earned a pair of weekly honors Monday following her performance hurling the Black Knights to all four wins in a pair of non-league doubleheaders over the weekend. Lashley was named the Patriot League's Pitcher of the Week and College Sports Madness Patriot League Player of the Week.
It is Lashley's first conference citation this season and career fifth award after earning weekly honors four times last year - three as pitcher and another as rookie. It is the third time a Black Knight has been selected for league honors this spring as Lashley joins freshman Kasey McCravey, last week's rookie, and junior Amanda Nguyen, honored as the player of the week in the first release of the season. Lashley is the first Army player to be tabbed this season for weekly honors by College Sports Madness.
The Army hurler was outstanding over the weekend posting a 4-0 mark with a microscopic 0.67 earned run average after being touched for just two runs in 21.0 innings. Lashley yielded just 10 hits, struck out 15 and issued four walks facing 79 batters.
Lashley pitched 14 scoreless innings in Army's first three games, scattering eight hits, striking out 10 and issuing just two walks starting with the sweep of St. Peter's (10-0 (6), 8-1) and the first game against Rider (11-3 (6)) before being touched for a pair of runs in a 4-2 come-from-behind nightcap win over the Broncs.
The Davidson, N.C., native scattered four hits, struck out four and walked none over five innings in sharing a shutout in Army's blanking of St. Peter's in the opener, then threw a two-hitter with four strikeouts and one walk over five innings in the nightcap decision.
The next day she threw a nifty two-hitter, struck out two and walked one over four scoreless innings in the Rider opener. Lashley went the distance on a two-hitter in the nightcap, striking out five and walking two. After being touched for both hits and a pair of runs in the bottom of the fourth inning in the second game, she closed the door on the Broncs retiring 10 straight batters in collecting her 10th win of the season and career 43rd to move into second place on Army's career chart.
Named to the league honorable mention list were senior second-baseman Alex Reynolds and freshman Christian McKone. Reynolds batted .533 over the weekend posting a .733 slugging percentage, drove in four runs and scored three times, and McKone posted .615 batting and slugging percentages, scored three times and drove in a pair of runs.
The Black Knights make their home debut Wednesday hosting Marist in opening an eight-game slate at the Army Softball Complex. First pitch is at 3 p.m. (change from original schedule showing 4 p.m.) and the games will be covered on Knight Vision with Heath Trabue calling play-by-play.