Softball sweeps weekly GLVC player, pitcher of week honors

UMSL softball players Hannah Perryman (left) Haleigh Jenkins

(Photos by Danny Reise)

University of Missouri–St. Louis senior shortstop Haleigh Jenkins (pictured right) and freshman pitcher Hannah Perryman (pictured left) have been selected the Great Lakes Valley Conference Softball Player and Pitcher of the Week, respectively, as announced by the league on Monday. 

In six games, Jenkins recorded 10 hits, four of which were for extra base, including three home runs. She also added eight RBIs and scored eight runs. Jenkins, who is majoring in liberal studies, batted .476 (10-of-21) at the plate to help UMSL to a 6-0 record last week with sweeps of Quincy (Ill.) University, Drury University (Springfield, Mo.) and Missouri University of Science & Technology (Rolla).

At Quincy, Jenkins went 4-for-8 with a home run, collected two RBIs, and two runs scored. She followed her performance at home in UMSL’s sweep of Missouri S&T going 5-of-7, including a 4-for-4 performance in game two, in which she had two home runs, five RBIs, and scored four runs. The Bethalto, Ill., native finished the week with six put outs, five assists, and one double.

The lone senior leads the UMSL Tritons in batting average (.378), stolen bases (1.000), plate appearances (138), at bats (135), total bases (78), hits (51), and is second in home runs (7).

Perryman, who is majoring in criminology and criminal justice, posted a 4-0 record in 23.1 innings twirled in UMSL’s perfect outing against Quincy, Drury, and Missouri S&T, respectively. In the circle, Perryman struck out 48 batters to finish with a 1.20 ERA. With the wins she improved to 16-5, and is responsible for 12 league wins for the Tritons. Against Drury, she tied a career-best 18 strikeouts in seven innings pitched.

In game one 6-0 win against Missouri S&T, Perryman struck out 14 Lady Miners, including the first seven hitters she faced, en route to securing her eighth win where she held an opponent scoreless.

The Streamwood, Ill., native leads UMSL in strikeouts (243), appearances (25) and wins (16), while in league play, she ranks No. 2 in strikeouts looking (42) and No. 4 in innings pitched (135.0).

The honor is Jenkins’s first of her career, and the fourth weekly award for Perryman. She was first recognized by the league on Feb. 18, March 18, and April 1 this season.

The Tritons (28-10, 19-3 GLVC) return to action on Saturday, hosting Quincy University in a GLVC doubleheader with the first pitch at 12 p.m.


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