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Monday, April 27, 2009MACON, Ga. – Lipscomb junior infielder Kellie Sirus powered the Lady Bisons closer to the No. 2 seed at next month’s conference championship with an explosive week at the plate. Sirus earned A-Sun Player of the Week, the conference office announced on Monday.
Sirus went 9-for-14 (.643) on the week leading the Lady Bisons to a 3-1 record, including a sweep of Stetson and a win against No. 23 FGCU. For the week, the psychology major had nine RBI, scored six runs, had two walks, and a stolen base. She also had four homers and now leads the team with 10 on the year. Her nine RBI on the week now give her a total of 42 on the season (tied for the team lead). Against Stetson, the Sarasota, Fla. native finished the day 4-for-7 with four RBI (two in each game) and a pair of home runs. Against FGCU, she went 5-7 with five RBI (she accounted for all three RBI in the 403 loss) and two more home runs. In addition, she raised her average back up over .400 and now stands at .418. In all four of her games, the first baseman collected multiple hits and multiple RBI.
The Atlantic Sun Conference is an 11-member league committed to Building Winners for Life. The A-Sun stands for achievement with integrity in both the academic and athletic arenas, with a focus on the balance between the two for our student-athletes. Headquartered in Macon, Ga., the A-Sun boasts six of the top eight media markets in the Southeast. The A-Sun includes a blend of the most prestigious and dynamic private and public institutions in the region: Belmont University, Campbell University, East Tennessee State University, Florida Gulf Coast University, Jacksonville University, Kennesaw State University, Lipscomb University, Mercer University, University of North Florida, University of South Carolina Upstate and Stetson University.
Other Top Performers:
Brittany Stanley, Campbell (West Lafayette, Ind. – P – Jr. – Business) – Continued her dominate performances in taking two perfect games into the final inning (fifth both times) only to settle for a two-hitter and one-hitter on the week.
Christen Campbell, Lipscomb (Bartlett, Tenn. – P – Jr. – Exercise Science) – Shut out the No. 23 FGCU Eagles holding them to three hits and with four strikeouts and four walks in 5-0 win Saturday.
Lacey Richardson, Mercer (Sharpsburg, Ga. – P – Sr. – Business) – Went 2-0 with a 0.00 ERA for her second consecutive week to help Mercer to a sweep of ETSU and a split with USC Upstate. Richardson yielded just six hits and three walks in 11 innings of work to help Mercer clinch at least the third seed in the upcoming conference tournament.
Amanda Miller, Campbell (Dunn, N.C. – SS – So. – Education) – Hit .538 for the week while tallying seven hits, four runs scored, four RBIs, a double and home run, 11 total bases, a slugging percentage of .846 and an on-base percentage of .571.
Andrea Migliori, Stetson (Winter Garden, Fla. – 1B – Sr. – Accounting Information Systems) – Migliori homered three times in a four-game span in Stetson's six contests this week, including a two-run home run in the first inning of Game 1 against Belmont on Saturday that set the tone for a Hatter sweep.
Sara Stukes, Mercer (Powder Springs, Ga. – SS – Fr. – Psychology) – Lifted a three-run home run in the first inning of Mercer's game two win over ETSU on Saturday. Stukes' shot, combined with solid defense and stellar pitching helped the Bears to a program record tying 35th victory, and 14th conference win of the season.