NORTH BOSTON, N.Y. — Penn State Altoona sophomore pitcher Casey Reese (Cresson, Pennsylvania/Penn Cambria) took Pitcher of the Week honors, while junior catcher Kristen Hewitt (Coalport, Pennsylvania/Glendale) received Player of the Week recognition, as the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference announced its weekly individual softball awards on Monday, April 4.
Reese and Hewitt led the way for the Penn State Altoona softball team in its doubleheader at nonconference opponent Penn State Harrisburg last Tuesday. The Lions won game one 6-2, then tied 6-6 in game two.
Reese went 1-0 last week, appearing in both games of the doubleheader. The right-hander started game one in the circle and pitched a complete game for the win, going seven innings and limiting Harrisburg to just one earned run while striking out five batters. In game two, Reese tossed one-and-a-third innings in relief in a no decision.
On the week, Reese was 1-0 with one complete game and a 4.20 earned run average, pitching eight-and-a-third total innings, allowing five earned runs, and striking out five batters.
Hewitt had a big day at the plate for the Lions in their doubleheader against Harrisburg. In game one, she went two-for-four, and in game two, she was a perfect four-for-four with two runs scored, one double, one triple, and one run batted in.
Hewitt hit .750 (six-for-eight) in total for Penn State Altoona for last week, finishing with two runs scored, one double, one triple, and one RBI. She posted a .750 on-base percentage and slugged 1.125.
Penn State Altoona softball returns to action this Wednesday, April 7, traveling to play nearby AMCC opponent Mount Aloysius College in a doubleheader beginning at 3 p.m.