Softball's Young, Mack Honored by LSWA

by Matt Dunaway
Softball's Young, Mack Honored by LSWA

BATON ROUGE – A day after sweeping the SEC weekly awards, LSU’s Anissa Young and Brittany Mack picked up Louisiana Sports Writers Association [LSWA] Softball Hitter and Pitcher of the Week accolades Tuesday as voted upon by the state’s sports information directors.

A junior infielder for the Tigers, Young connected for a pair of extra inning walkoff blasts on back-to-back evenings to fuel LSU’s weekend sweep over No. 1 Alabama. Her solo shot during the series opener to open the 14th inning ended the longest game in program history at 4 hours, 31 minutes. For an encore performance, Young added a two-run shot during the 10th inning of game two.

A junior hurler for the Tigers, Mack racked up a career-best 14 strikeouts and used an epic 234-pitch performance to grind out all 14 innings of the series opener against the Crimson Tide. She left 16 Alabama base runners, 10 in scoring position. During Sunday’s series finale, Mack twirled a two-hitter and added nine Ks to complete the three-game sweep.

It’s the fourth weekly award for Mack and first for Young from the LSWA.

LSWA Louisiana Softball Hitter of the Week
Feb. 15 Gabrielle Bridges [ULL]
Feb. 22 Taryn Broussard [ULL]
March 1 Kelsey Nichols [Southeastern Louisiana]
March 8 Christi Orgeron [ULL]
March 15 Katie Shumaker [McNeese State]
March 22 Gabrielle Bridges [ULL]
March 29 Brianna Love [ULM]/Christi Orgeron [ULL]
April 5 Amber Thomas [Louisiana College]
April 12 Anissa Young [LSU]

LSWA Louisiana Softball Pitcher of the Week
Feb. 15 Meghan Patterson [LSU]
Feb. 22 Meghan Patterson [LSU]
March 1 Ashley Brignac [ULL]
March 8 Brittany Mack [LSU]
March 15 Meghan Krieg [Louisiana Tech]
March 22 Brittany Mack [LSU]
March 29 Kelee Grimes [Northwestern State]
April 5 Rachele Fico [LSU]
April 12 Brittany Mack [LSU]