GREENVILLE, N.C. – After pacing ECU offensively in five games over the weekend, redshirt sophomore infielder Tate McClellan has been named the American Athletic Conference Softball Player of the Week according to an announcement by the league Monday. The selection marks the first weekly honor of her career and the fourth for the program since the Pirates joined the American Conference prior to the 2015 season.
McClellan hit .457 (7-for-15) with two runs scored, three doubles, three RBI, two walks and a stolen base to lead ECU to a 4-1 showing at the Pirate Clash in Greenville. She posted a slugging percentage of .667 and a .556 on base mark for a 1.223 OPS while recording a hit in every contest during the weekend.
McClellan turned in a 3-for-4 performance with two doubles in the tournament finale against UMBC and notched a double and a RBI against Saint Joseph’s in the 3-0 win over the Hawks Friday. Defensively, she did not make an error in the field while recording 16 putouts.
The Pirates continue their 10-game homestand this weekend, welcoming Ball State, Canisius and Saint Francis (Pa.) to the ECU Softball Stadium for the Pirate Invitational.
American Athletic Conference Softball Week Two Honors
Player of the Week
Tate McClellan, IF, RS-So., ECU
Pitcher of the Week
Trystan Melancon, So., Houston
Emma Stanley, 1B/3B, Sr., UConn
Sarah Queen, 3B, So., Houston
Regan Hadley, C, Jr., Memphis
Molly Smith, P, Sr., Memphis
Ryleigh Buck, 1B, So., Wichita State