UMSL sophomore Hannah Perryman (left) and junior Jena Boudreau

Sophomore Hannah Perryman (left) and junior Jena Boudreau helped UMSL to an 8-0 record on the week and earned Conference Pitcher and Player of the Week, respectively.

Sophomore Hannah Perryman and junior Jena Boudreau of the University of Missouri–St. Louis softball team have been named the Great Lakes Valley Conference Pitcher and Player of the Week, respectively, as announced today by the league.

The duo helped UMSL to an 8-0 record on the week with sweeps of Upper Iowa, McKendree, Quincy and Truman State.

Perryman, a criminology and criminal justice major, posted a 5-0 record in 26.1 innings of work. In the circle, Perryman allowed just two earned runs and struck out 50 batters to finish with a 0.54 ERA. With the wins, she improved to 8-2, and is responsible for four league wins for the UMSL Tritons.

Against Upper Iowa, she struck out a season-high 16 batters, while allowing just two hits in 6.2 scoreless innings pitched, falling two shy of her career-best (18). Perryman retired the first nine batters she faced, including eight by way of strikeout. At McKendree she only worked 4.2 innings, allowed four runs, of which one was earned, while striking out eight. On Saturday, Perryman tossed a complete game victory over Quincy, striking out 13, and limited the Hawks to just two hits.

She ended the week by winning both games against Truman State, which entered the meeting on a 16-game win streak and a 10-0 GLVC mark. In game one, Perryman threw a complete game five-hitter, allowing the Bulldogs’ lone run unearned, during which she struck out 11 batters. Perryman then took over the circle in the second game to reap the win in 1.2 innings of relief without allowing a baserunner.

The Streamwood, Ill., native leads UMSL in strikeouts (101), appearances (12), and innings pitched (59.1).

In seven games, Boudreau, a nursing major, recorded 13 hits, including six for extra base, and added 11 RBIs and nine runs scored. She tallied six doubles and smashed three homeruns, batting .481 (13-for-27) at the plate.

Against McKendree, Boudreau went 5-for-8 with a home run, collected four RBIs, and four runs scored in the doubleheader. She followed her performance at home in Missouri-St. Louis’ sweep of Quincy going 4-for-8. In the nightcap, Boudreau went 3-for-4 at the plate with six RBIs, recording two doubles, and a home run in that game. She drove in the Tritons’ first six runs with two two-run doubles and a two-run homerun.

The Bolingbrook, Ill., native finished the week hitless in the UMSL’s opener against Truman State, but she bounced back to go 3-for-5 in game two, recording another two doubles and one homerun in the contest. Boudreau also scored the game’s winning run on a wild pitch.

The 2013 Second Team All-GLVC honoree posted a 1.037 slugging and .517 on base percentage, and leads the Tritons in runs scored (17) and doubles (8), and is second in home runs (5).

The honor is Boudreau’s first of her career, and the second of the season and seventh weekly career award for Perryman, as she was recognized by the league on Feb. 14.

UMSL (16-2, 6-0 GLVC) will play a pair of midweek nonconference games this week, traveling to Newman on Tuesday and Pittsburg State on Wednesday before returning home to host William Jewell and Rockhurst this weekend in GLVC play.

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Mary Ann Mitchell

Mary Ann Mitchell