Mitchell Garners LSWA Hitter of the Week Accolade

by Matt Dunaway
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Mitchell Garners LSWA Hitter of the Week Accolade

BATON ROUGE – LSU’s Rachel Mitchell and ULL’s Donna Bourgeois were selected Louisiana Sports Writers Association [LSWA] Softball Hitter and Pitcher of the Week accolades Thursday as voted upon by the state’s sports information directors.

A senior outfielder for the Tigers, Mitchell racked up a 6-for-8 week with four runs scored and three RBIs. Three of Mitchell’s six hits went for extra bases sparked by a career-best four hits at Southeastern Louisiana. Mitchell opened LSU’s 11-0 victory over the Lions with a solo homer in the first inning and tacked on a two-run single during the third. She also added a pair of doubles versus Nicholls State.

A junior pitcher for the Cajuns, Bourgeois grabbed two wins over Western Kentucky during ULL’s Sun Belt opening series. She posted an impressive 0.50 ERA and surrendered just three runs, one earned, in addition to limiting WKU to a .161 hitting clip. The Lafayette native also compiled 10 strikeouts against one walk in over 14.0 innings of work.

It’s the second weekly award for Mitchell and Bourgeois from the LSWA.

LSWA Louisiana Softball Hitter of the Week
Feb. 23 Ashley Langoni [LSU]
March 2  Amberly Waits [Louisiana Tech]
March 10 Christi Orgeron [Louisiana-Lafayette]
March 17 Kirsten Shortridge [LSU]
March 24 Ashleigh Kuhn [Northwestern State]
April 1 Rachel Mitchell [LSU]

LSWA Louisiana Softball Pitcher of the Week
Feb. 23 Kylie Roos [Northwestern State]
March 2  Rachele Fico [LSU]
March 10 Cody Trahan [LSU]
March 17 Rene’ Schwartzenburg [Louisiana College]
March 24 Rachele Fico [LSU]
April 1 Donna Bourgeois [Louisiana-Lafayette]