Johnson named SoCon Softball Player of the Week
SPARTANBURG, SC – For the second time in the last three weeks, UNC Greensboro centerfielder Gwen Johnson has been selected the Southern Conference softball Player of the Week.
Johnson, a senior from Boston, VA, hit .538 (7-for-13) last week for the Spartans, who went 2-3 at the Winthrop Invitational. She had three home runs, one double, seven runs scored and eight RBIs in the five games.
Johnson compiled 17 total bases and posted a 1.308 slugging percentage and a .647 on-base percentage.
She had a hit in four of the five contests, including a perfect 3-for-3 performance with two runs scored, a three-run homer and four RBIs in the Spartans’ 10-2 win over South Carolina State on Saturday afternoon. She also blasted a two-run shot in an 8-4 loss to East Tennessee State earlier in the day on Saturday, while also connecting for a solo homer in an 8-2 setback to Pittsburgh on Friday afternoon. In all, she had a homer in three straight games.
Johnson leads the team in every offensive category except total hits, where she sits second. She currently owns a .377 batting average with 17 runs scored, four doubles, seven homers and 15 RBIs.
UNCG returns home for a pair of non-conference in-state doubleheaders this week. The Spartans host Campbell on Tuesday for a 3 pm twinbill, while North Carolina A&T heads across town for two beginning at 3 pm on Wednesday. All games are played at UNCG Softball Stadium.
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