March 28, 2001

Union Softball Receives Second Consecutive NAIA Honor;
Clapsaddle is Named Player of the Week

Jackson, TN—Union’s junior catcher Ame Clapsaddle was named the NAIA National Player of the Week. Clapsaddle, a transfer from Motlow State Community College and a native of Manchester, Tennessee, hit .647 last week with four doubles, three homeruns and 15 RBI. She drove in 9 runs in a double-header sweep of Freed Hardeman had a grand slam in a two game sweep of No. 15 Athens State. On the season, Ame is hitting .443 with 12 doubles, 7 homeruns, and 43 RBI. She leads the TranSouth Conference in every offensive category except for steals and triples. Clapsaddle has led the No. 4 Lady Bulldogs to a 30-2 overall and 6-0 in the TranSouth Conference. Union has won 16 straight games dating back to March 10.

Clapsaddle, along with teammate Rachel Murray, were named TranSouth Conference and NAIA Region XI Player and Pitcher of the Week respectively. For Murray, who received the National Pitcher of the Week award two weeks ago, this is here second straight Region XI pitcher of the Week honor. Murray is currently 17-1 with an ERA of 0.47. She has 158 strikeouts in 105 innings pitched. Opponents are hitting a mere 0.086 against Murray. Rachel has tossed six no-hitters this season and has also added 14 complete games and 10 shutouts.

Union will play at home on Thursday at 2:00 PM against conference opponent Martin Methodist College of Pulaski, Tennessee.


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