Two East Texas Baptist University women student/athletes were honored by the American Southwest Conference as outstanding players in their respective sports for games played April 6-13th. Softball player Shelby Parker was named Pitcher of the Week and Elizabeth Morton Women’s Player of the week.
ETBU starting pitcher Shelby Parker won three games to improve to 13-0 on the season and win the American Southwest Conference Pitcher of the Week Award.
Two games she pitches were shutouts, including her 3-0 shutout of Division II Ouachita Baptist. In that game she struck out four batters and only allowed one walk. In her first of two starts against Ozarks, she struck out the first six batters faced and allowed her only run in the fifth on an RBI single. In her second start of the series against Ozarks she allowed just two hits and struck out six in four innings of a five inning game.
It is the fourth time in her career she has won Pitcher of the Week in the ASC.
Following teammates Sierra Pizarro and Kate Bramlett earlier this season, Elizabeth Morton has now been named Women’s Tennis Player of the Week in the American Southwest Conference.
She won third flight singles against Ozarks’ Andrea Munoz (6-0, 6-0) in her first time playing in the third flight this season. She also won top flight doubles with Karah Hedquist 8-2 over Mollie Wilkinson and Megan Wallace. She helped move ETBU to 2-0 in ASC play this season. This is the first time Morton has won the award.
The Lady Tiger women’s tennis team has qualified as the #2 seed for the ASC Tournament which is the first-time ever for the program. ETBU will be the #2 seed from the ASC East in the ASC Tournament and will face Mary Hardin-Baylor on April 23rd in Tyler, Texas.