Gracen Staunton (Kernersville, NC/Northwest Guilford HS) has been named the MAC Freedom Player of the Week in softball, as announced by the conference office Monday afternoon.
Staunton collected a pair of complete-game victories with a 0.99 ERA. Staunton allowed just two runs and 12 hits over 14.1 innings of work, while striking out six and allow just one walk.
She earned a complete-game 2-1 victory over Marywood allowing just five hits and striking out four. After a first-inning run was allowed, Staunton pitched six-straight scoreless innings. In a 4-1 complete-game win over King’s, Staunton pitched six scoreless innings and struck out one batter.
Welker’s Home Runs, Staunton’s Pitching Help Wilkes Softball to Split with King’s
EDWARDSVILLE – Gracen Staunton (Kernersville, NC/Northwest Guilford) tossed a complete-game and Haley Welker (Nazareth, PA/Nazareth) hit a two-run home run in each game as the Wilkes University softball team split its Middle Atlantic Conference Freedom (MAC Freedom) doubleheader with King’s College on Saturday afternoon, taking game one 4-1 before dropping the second game 14-2.
Staunton improved to 7-1 in the circle with the victory, giving up just the lone run on seven hits with one walk and one strikeout.
Welker and Staunton each finished the game 2-for-3 with one run scored, and Welker adding three RBI’s.
SCRANTON, PA – Sarah Gibson (Chico, CA/Pleasant Valley) hit the go-ahead home run and Gracen Staunton (Kernersville, NC/Northwest Guilford) controlled the Marywood University bats in a 2-1 game one victory of a non-conference doubleheader Thursday for the Wilkes University softball team. Haley Welker (Nazareth, PA/Nazareth) and Christina Gambino (Basking Ridge, NJ/Ridge) hit two-run home runs and Celine Podlesney (Hazle Twp., PA/Hazleton) was strong in the circle in an 8-1 game two win at Pacers Field.
Staunton (4-1) went all nine innings allowing two runs on three hits and she struck out a season-high eight. The Wilkes offense racked up 12 hits including a 3-for-5 effort from Gambino. Gibson went 2-for-3 with a walk and Jordyn Kondras (Willow Street, PA/Lampeter-Strasburg), Britny Jumalon (Torrance, CA/Torrance), Podlesney, Caitlin Brown (Glen Cove, NY/Glen Cove), Staunton, Haley Welker (Nazareth, PA/Nazareth), and Cogswell all added one hit apiece.
Female Athlete of the Year at Wilkes University:
Gracen Staunton, former Northwest Guilford High School softball player(pitcher) has made the Final Four and see how to vote for her and retweet this post when you CLICK HERE……
from Wilkes U. on Twitter…..
We want YOU to select who should advance to the next round of the @wilkesathletics Female AOTY (athlete of the year) tournament! Voting ends tonight at 11:59pm. Will face the winner of Connor/Gayoski in the Championship Round. @WilkesSoftball vs. @WilkesWSoccer
+++++Also:Congratulations to #WilkesSB sophomore Gracen Staunton on being named the MAC Freedom Pitcher of the Week!+++++