Upstate's Griffin, Lipscomb's Young Take Home @ASunSoftball Honors

Upstate's Griffin, Lipscomb's Young Take Home @ASunSoftball Honors

MACON, Ga. - USC Upstate's Cheyenne Griffin and Lipscomb's Kelly Young collected this week's Atlantic Sun Softball weekly honors for their performances over the weekend, announced by the league office on Monday.

Griffin was the co-MVP of the Upstate Classic after leading the Spartans to a 3-0 weekend. She hit a home run in every game and finished the weekend with eight RBI. She went 7-13 for a .537 batting average for the weekend, while slugging 1.231. In Friday's second game against George Mason, the senior went 4-6 and scored three runs as the Spartans staged a dramatic comeback to win 21-20 in extra innings. In the final two games of the Upstate Classic, Griffin was a combined 6-9 on her way to co-MVP honors.   

Young pitched in all four games for the Lady Bisons at the 2015 Mardi Gras Invitational. She recorded 17 strikeouts in 19.1 innings pitched for the weekend and finished with a 1-1 record. She went seven innings and did not allow an earned run against Butler in the opening game of the tournament. Young later on pitched six innings against No. 24-ranked South Alabama and struck out two, while only giving up four hits in a loss. Young is currently tied for the conference lead in strikeouts with 28 after the opening two weeks of the season.   

Atlantic Sun Softball Player of the Week - Feb. 16th
Cheyenne Griffin, USC Upstate
Senior | First Base
Moore, S.C. | Criminal Justice 
- First Career A-Sun Player of the Week honor
- Totaled seven hits in three games combined, including three extra-base hits at Upstate Classic
- Belted a home run in all three games and finished weekend with eight RBI
- Went 4-6 in Upstate's 21-20 come from behind victory over George Mason in extra innings
- Slugged 1.231 for the weekend with an on-base percentage of .571 in the Classic
- Named co-MVP for her performance in leading Spartans to perfect 3-0 weekend

Other Nominees: Kelsey Carpenter, FGCU; Ashley Simon, Jacksonville; Megan Veringa, Kennesaw State; Abby Fenichel, Lipscomb; Jessica Griffin, Stetson

Atlantic Sun Softball Pitcher the Week - Feb. 16th
Kelly Young, Lipscomb
Junior | Pitcher
Madison, Miss. | Exercise Science
- First Career Atlantic Sun Pitcher of the Week
- Made apperances in all four games of the 2015 Mardi Gras Invitational for Lipscomb
- Finished the weekend with a 1-1 record and 17 strikeouts in 19.1 innings pitched
- Went the distance in win over Butler, while not allowing an earned run and striking out six
- Pitched complete game in loss against No. 24 South Alabama allowing only four hits
- Tied for the conference lead in strikeouts with 28 after opening two weeks

Other Nominees: Gabbee Draney, FGCU; Victoria Brown, Jacksonville

Date Player of the Week Pitcher of the Week
Feb. 9 Stacy McClelland, North Florida Kayla Goff, North Florida
Feb. 16 Cheyenne Griffin, USC Upstate Kelly Young, Lipscomb