Townsend Named C-USA Hitter of the Week
April 5, 2010
EL PASO, Texas - UTEP's Stacie Townsend was named C-USA Hitter of the Week announced league officials Monday. Townsend becomes the first player in the history of the program to be tabbed the league's Player of the Week four times in a season and career.
Townsend batted .750 (6-for-8), including a .800 clip in Friday's doubleheader, to lead the Miners to their first-ever sweep of Southern Miss over the weekend. A senior from Orlando, Fla., Townsend scored five runs on six hits and drew three walks in eight at bats to slug 1.125. She posted a .833 on base percentage. Townsend was 2-for-2 in stolen bases to give her 21 for her career, moving to third in UTEP's career recordbooks. She was responsible for nine of the Miners' 27 runs for the series. It marked her sixth multiple-RBI game and third game with four or more RBIs in 2010.
She opened the set with a 1-for-2 performance, scoring twice and drawing two walks. She reached base in all five at-bats in the nightcap game on Friday, connecting three times and scored twice. Her big game came in the final game of the series, as Townsend laced a two-out grand slam home run in the final contest, just the second of her career, lifting UTEP past the Eagles, 8-3. Townsend, who already owns the career record for home runs (31) has nine for 2010.
The Miners will head to Tucson, Ariz. to face the no. 2 Wildcats in a twinbill on Wednesday.