FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 5, 2001

Union Softball Sweeps the TranSouth Player and Pitcher of the Week
Honors for Third Straight Week

Jackson, TN—Union’s freshman pitcher Leah Gronberg and senior infielder Jennifer Sabourin where named the TranSouth Pitcher and Player of the Week respectively.

Leah Gronberg, from College Station, Texas, helped to lead the Lady Bulldogs to a 6-0 week and their 20th consecutive victory. Gronberg went 3-0 on the week with two complete game shutouts. The 5-8 right-hander struck out eight in a 4-0 victory over Lee University and five in an 8-0 win over Bethel College. She also defeated Martin Methodist College 9-1. On the season, Gronberg is 15-1 with a 0.88 ERA. She has recorded 108 strikeouts and 28 walks in 112 innings pitched.

Jennifer Sabourin, a native of West Branch, Indiana, put together an impressive week offensively. Sabourin hit .631 (12-19) on the week with eight RBI, three doubles two triples, and one homerun. She also added eight runs scored on the week in which she hit safely in all six Lady Bulldog games. Sabourin leads the TranSouth Conference in hitting with a .479 average and is second in homeruns and doubles behind teammate Ame Clapsaddle. On the season, Jennifer is hitting .479 (46-96) with 25 runs scored 12 doubles, two triples, five homeruns, and 34 RBI. Sabourin has only stuck out seven times in 36 games and has a slugging percentage of .802.

Union is currently 36-2 overall and 12-0 in the TranSouth Conference. The Lady Bulldogs will play their next home game against the Lambuth Eagles on Wednesday, April 11 at 2:00 PM.

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