April 9, 2014

Grove wins first POW honor


Brittanee Grove was rewarded for another great power displayshe was named Midwest Collegiate Conference Softball Player of the Week Monday.
Grove, who received her first weekly accolade, hit the ball with authority all week for William Penn (20-11, 8-4 MCC). She finished 12-for-23 (.521) with two doubles, three home runs, eight RBI and 13 runs scored. She also walked five times and pitched in four games (17 innings) with a 1-0 record and 17 strikeouts.
The junior posted hits in six of William Penn’s eight games, including five multi-hit showings (one three-hit game). She was perfect three times and drove in four runs on two home runs in one of those perfect games against Clarke. Seven contests featured Grove scoring a run with another Clarke contest witnessing the junior coming around four times.
For the year, Grove is pacing the Statesmen in several categories, including batting average (.438), hits (42), home runs (10), RBI (34), slugging percentage (.844) and on-base percentage (.509).
Nationally, Grove ranks eighth in home runs and ninth in home runs per game (0.32). She is also 16th in slugging percentage, 17th in total bases per game (2.58), and 22nd in total bases (80). Her 34 RBI are 38th in the NAIA as well.
In the circle, she is 3-3 with a 2.98 earned run average. She has struck out 34 batters against 11 walks in 47 innings and opponents are hitting .242 against her.

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