Southeastern Louisiana’s Manzer, Nicholls’ Landry Named Softball Players of the Week

first_imgFRISCO, Texas – Southeastern Louisiana’s Ella Manzer repeats as the Southland Conference Hitter of the Week, while Nicholls’ Megan Landry is the Pitcher of the Week, the league announced Tuesday. All Southland Conference Players of the Week are presented by MidSouth Bank.Manzer put together an impressive week at the plate, helping the Lady Lions (6-6) to a pair of wins over Prairie View A&M and Texas A&M-Corpus Christi over the weekend. The sophomore connected for 10 hits on 15 plate appearances and a .706 on-base percentage.Landry was efficient in the circle for Nicholls (7-4) notching four wins on five appearances to go along with 21 strikeouts. The senior boosted her squad to a 4-2 record on the week with three shutout victories over Nevada, Houston and Louisiana-Monroe.Softball Hitter of the Week – Ella Manzer, Southeastern Louisiana – So. – C – Alexandria, La.Manzer continued her hot start to the season, hitting .667 with a home run, two doubles and six RBI. Her week consisted of a two-run homer against Missouri State, a go-ahead two-run double against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi and a 3-for-3 showing against UTSA. Through the first 12 games of the season, Manzer is batting .679 (19-for-28) with a pair of home runs, four doubles and 11 RBI. This is Manzer’s second Hitter of the Week award of the season.Honorable Mention: Demi Boudreaux, McNeese; Cassidy Tucker, Stephen F. Austin; Kyndal Kutac, Sam Houston State; Libby Morris, Central Arkansas; Kasey Frederick, Nicholls. Softball Pitcher of the Week – Megan Landry, Nicholls – Sr. – RHP – Pierre Part, La.Landry had a strong week for the Colonels, posting a 4-0 record with three shutout wins and a 0.23 ERA. In 30.2 innings in the circle, Landry struck out 21, walked five, and allowed just one run. The Pierre Part, La., native did not surrender a single run in her four starts, tossing complete games against Nevada and Houston. Against the Cougars, Landry held UH to two hits in eight innings and retired the final 12 batters in the extra-inning victory. On the season, Landry is 6-1 with a 0.72 ERA and a .177 opponent batting average.Honorable Mention: Ashley Kriesel, Stephen F. Austin; Alexsandra Flores, McNeese; Emma Guinden, Houston Baptist.Southland weekly award winners are nominated and voted upon by each school’s sports information director. Voting for one’s own athlete is not permitted. To earn honorable mention, a student-athlete must appear on at least 25 percent of ballots.last_img read more