March 28, 2012
RUSTON - Louisiana Tech sophomore Erin Kipp was named the Louisiana Sports Writers Association State Softball Hitter of the Week Wednesday following her performance in the Lady Techsters three-game series against Utah State.
Kipp boasted a .600 batting average with three extra base hits and seven RBIs which doubled her season total entering the week. She recorded hits in all three games as Tech claimed a series win over Utah State during its WAC opener.
The Bullard, Texas, native matched her career-high with a 3-for-3 performance and drove home six RBI during game two of the series. The six RBI tied for second-best for a single-game in program history.
In the past two weeks, Kipp is 11-of-20 at the plate (.550) with seven extra base hits and 11 RBI.
LSU pitcher Brittany Mack was named the LSWA Pitcher of the Week. A senior hurler for the Tigers, Mack secured victories over Georgia Tech and South Carolina en route to 16 strikeouts in her 14 spotless innings of work. She took a no-hit bid one out into the seventh inning at South Carolina. In the process, Mack became the fifth pitcher in LSU history to surpass 500 career strikeouts and reach the 50-win plateau. She has now won seven consecutive decisions dating back to March 3.
It's the seventh career weekly award for Mack and first for Kipp from the LSWA.