April 16, 2009
San Antonio – St. Mary’s University softball players Sade Moore and Taryn Munoz were named Heartland Conference Hitter and Pitcher of the Week, respectively, for their play against Texas A&M-International University and Tarleton State University, it was announced by the league office Thursday.
Moore (Sr., Angleton) had at least one hit in each game and had two or more hits in three of the four games. She went 2-for-4 in the second game of the Rattlers doubleheader against Tarleton State. On Friday against TAMIU she went a combined 7-of-8 with two doubles, a triple, three RBI and six runs scored. In the second game she was a perfect 4-for-4 with two doubles, two RBI and three runs scored. For the season Moore is leading the team in batting with a .403 average, eight doubles, four triples, 21 RBI, 41 runs scored and 19 stolen bases.
Munoz (Jr., Bulverde) helped lead the Rattlers to a sweep of Texas A&M-International on Friday, picking up the win in both games. In the opener she came on in relief of Arlynda Flores (Jr., Uvalde), allowing just one run on three hits and one walk, while striking out two in five innings of work. She started the second game and allowed just one earned run on two hits and four walks, while striking out three in five innings of work. For the season Munoz is 14-13 with a 5.21 ERA, 14 complete games, two shutouts and 87 strikeouts and 155.1 innings pitched.
The honors marked the seventh and eighth times this season that a Rattler has earned Heartland Conference honors. Munoz is the first Rattler to earn Pitcher of the Week recognition, while Moore was the seventh Rattler to earn Hitter of the Week. Flores has earned Hitter of the Week honors three times, Kelly Baker (So., Arlington) twice, while Heather Monroe (Jr., New Braunfels) once.
St. Mary’s is 25-27 overall and 16-4 in Heartland Conference play this season after a 7-4 loss to the University of Central Oklahoma on Thursday. The Rattlers will return to action on Friday when they travel to Jefferson City, Mo., to face Lincoln University in a Heartland Conference doubleheader.