UT's Burke and Cox Claim Weekly Softball Accolades
Tampa's Meagan Burke and Kayla Cox have been named Sunshine State Conference Softball Players of the Week.
PLAYER OF THE WEEK -- Tampa freshman 1B Meagan Burke (Jacksonville, Fla.) batted .600 with six RBI and three runs to lead the No. 8 Spartans to an SSC sweep at Florida Southern. Burke hit safely in all three games of the series and had multiple hits in two outings. She got on base in 64 percent (.636) of her plate appearances. Burke notched a triple and a home run en route to a 1.100 slugging percentage. In a 2-0 win in the opening game of the series, Burke snapped a 0-0 tie with a two-out triple in the ninth that drove in the eventual game-winning run.
PITCHER OF THE WEEK -- Tampa sophomore Kayla Cox (Riverview, Fla.) set a new school record for consecutive innings without an earned run in her 6-0 complete-game shutout at Florida Southern. In seven innings, Cox permitted three hits and two walks. She struck out 13 Moccasin batters. Her performance extended her scoreless inning streak to 58.1, surpassing the previous program mark of 57.2, which teammate Deanna Henriott set in 2009.
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