April 7, 2014
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – Marshall first baseman Savanah Webster (Las Vegas) has been named Conference USA Hitter of the Week (March 31-April 6). The recognition is her first, and the Thundering Herd's first C-USA softball weekly honor of the season.
"I am thankful to Conference USA for giving me the recognition," Webster said. "I'm looking forward to helping my team get back to Boca Raton, Fla. to have another chance at winning a championship."
Webster hit .474 over five games to help the Herd to a 5-0 streak. The senior lead Marshall with nine hits, two doubles, two home runs, 17 total bases and a .895 slugging percentage during the week and tied for a team-high five runs scored.
"Savanah unleashed at the plate this week in a huge way. She crushed the gaps and hit the long ball in clutch situation," MU assistant coach Kendall Fearn said.
Webster's play was key for the Herd over the weekend at Middle Tennessee, as the team picked up its first three-game sweep in Conference USA play. Webster went 8-of-12 on the weekend with a .667 batting average and 1.333 slugging percentage. Her play helped bump the Herd from 12th in conference to the top eight.
"This is a very important stretch of C-USA play and she is providing our lineup with great offensive power and consistency,” Fearn said. “She is a tremendous hitter that has had to work twice as hard to overcome an injury early in the season. We are very excited for her to continue to do big things in conference play as she is seeing the ball very well right now.”