Monday, April 27, 2009

University of Albany's Meagan Butsch Earns America East Conference Softball Player of the Week Honors - UAlbany Sports 2009

Courtesy: UAlbany Sports Information

Cambridge, Mass. – University at Albany’s Meagan Butsch was named the America East Conference Softball Player of the Week, as announced by the league office on Monday, April 27. Butsch broke two school records for home runs in a career (27) and home runs in a season (12) by going yard four times in five games.

Butsch began the week by hitting a walk-off grand slam in UAlbany’s 10-2 victory over Vermont in the first game of a doubleheader. It was her second home run of the contest, while her six-RBI performance matched a Division I program record. In the nightcap, she cleanly fielded a squeeze attempt by the Catamounts to gun down the runner at home which could have been the game-winning run in the Great Danes’ 5-4 eight-inning victory.

In the second game of a doubleheader at Maine on Saturday, April 25, the senior clubbed two more home runs to break Kelly Ogden’s single season and career standards. Butsch, who has hit eight home runs in the past 12 games, finished the week with a .600 batting average, four home runs and eight RBI. She also led the squad with a .684 on-base percentage to go along with a slugging percentage of 1.400.

UAlbany returns to action on Tuesday, April 28 when it travels to face cross-town rival Siena for a doubleheader beginning at 3 p.m.

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