San Antonio – St. Mary’s University women’s softball players Kelcy Walker and Malissa Magee were named Heartland Conference hitter and pitcher of the week, respectively, for their play at the St. Mary’s Division II College Classic Tournament.
Walker (Jr., San Antonio) hit a robust .500 with six runs scored. She drove in five runs on a pair of doubles and a homerun. Walker reached base on eight consecutive plate appearances during one stretch of the week. She drove in the game-winning run against Texas Woman’s University with a single. For her play Walker was named to the All-Tournament team at the St. Mary’s tournament. For the season Walker is the Rattlers leader in batting with a .485 average. She has six doubles, a homerun, 13 RBI and 12 runs scored in 33 at-bats this season.
Magee (Jr., Houston) was nearly unhittable on the mound in the first week of the season, going 3-0 with three complete games, two shutouts and no earned runs allowed. She allowed just one unearned run in 18 innings of work over the three day tournament. A total of 10 base runners reached against her on three walks, four hits and three hit batsmen in the tournament. She had 19 strikeouts over her 18 innings. Against Southeastern Oklahoma State she tossed her third no-hitter as a Rattler, just one walk away from a perfect game. Two of her three wins came against 2006 NCAA Tournament teams. She was named Tournament MVP for her play. For the season Magee is now 5-1 with a 1.09 ERA, five complete games, three shutouts and 42 strikeouts against just seven walks in 38.2 innings of work.
The Rattlers won their second straight tournament last weekend and now stand 9-2 overall this season. St. Mary’s will return to action on Friday and Saturday when they travel to Wichita Falls to compete in the Mustang Invitational. They will take on East Central University at 10 a.m. and Northeastern State University at 1 p.m. before facing host Midwestern State at 3 p.m. Pool play starts on Saturday and the tournament championship will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday.