UNCG’s Cumbie Earns Second SoCon Player of the Week Award
SoCon Announces Weekly Awards
GREENSBORO, N.C. – The UNC Greensboro (UNCG) softball team saw fifth year Delaney Cumbie named Southern Conference (SoCon) softball Player of the Week for the second time this season, as announced by the conference on Monday.
Cumbie was named SoCon Player of the Week during the first week of competition on February 13. The Spartans have won either a Pitcher or Player of the week for three of the four weeks played, as Maddie Spell was voted Pitcher of the Week on Feb. 20.
UNCG’s Cumbie hit .571 over three games as the Spartans swept Elon over the weekend at home. In Saturday’s doubleheader, Cumbie, who served as the team’s leadoff batter, went a combined 2-for-4 with a walk and a run scored and was hit by three pitches as UNCG won game one, 3-2, on a walk off and game two, 10-5.
The next day, the Dunn, North Carolina, native was 2-for-2 at the plate with two doubles, a walk and a run scored as UNCG completed its weekend sweep with a 3-1 win. Cumbie finished the weekend with zero fielding errors behind the plate and at first base.
The three-game sweep against Elon was the first since the 2019 season, when the Spartans won with scores of 2-0, 8-0, and 4-1.
In the SoCon, Cumbie is first in on-base percentage (.586), runs scored (17), and walks (17), second in hit by pitch (6) and total plate appearances (70), third in batting average (.383) and slugging percentage (.745), fourth in home runs (4) and caught stealing by (4), fifth in hits (18), total bases (35), chances (105), putouts (96), sixth in doubles (5).
Nationally, Cumbie is 13th in walks per game (0.89) and on-base percentage (0.586), 42nd in hit by pitch per game (0.32), and 97th in slugging percentage (0.745).
“Going 3-0 this weekend was super fun! The team came into the weekend with a very competitive mindset, and we were all very supportive of one another. This three-game series was a great way for us to prepare for conference play at the end of the month. We are all super excited to start conference and I think this 3-0 sweep has us even more ready to take it to every team in the SoCon!”
UNCG (12-7) travels to Charleston Southern for a doubleheader on Wednesday, March 8 before heading to Clemson, South Carolina, to compete in the Clemson Classic versus Jacksonville, Bryant and host Clemson over the weekend.
Courtesy of Denise Archetto
Assistant Athletic Director For Strategic Communications