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Softball: Cajuns Sweep SBC Weekly Accolades

Donna Bourgeois and Holly Tankersley were named Sun Belt Conference Pitcher and Player of the Week.
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Donna Bourgeois and Holly Tankersley were named Sun Belt Conference Pitcher and Player of the Week.

Cajuns Sweep SBC Weekly Accolades

NEW ORLEANS-With a seven game win streak on the line entering the weekend,
Louisiana’s Holly Tankersley (Kirbyville, Texas) and Donna Bourgeois
(Lafayette, La.) were phenomenal and have been named this week’s Sun Belt
Conference Player and Pitcher of the Week respectively for their performances.

Tankersley led all Cajuns on the week hitting .600 in four UL victories.  She
finished the week 9-for-15 with a team best three home runs.  Tankersley hit
a home run in three consecutive games for the Cajuns, boasting a 1.200
slugging percentage with a .667 on-base percentage.  She scored a team-best
six runs, while driving in a Cajuns’ best 10 RBI.  Aside from her nine hits,
she drew three walks including a pair of intentional walks on the weekend. 

Tankersley batted .700 (7-for-10) on the weekend against South Alabama with a
pair of home runs, scoring four runs and driving in 10.  The senior boasted a
1.300 slugging percentage with a .769 on-base percentage against USA. 
Tankersley had multiple hits in three of the four games on the week,
including four hits in the series opener against the Jaguars.  She went 2-for-
2 with two runs scored in the series finally with two walks.

In the circle, Bourgeois made three appearances on the week, going 2-0 with a
save.  She tossed 13.2 innings with a perfect 0.00 earned run average and a
combined shutout.  The freshman hurler stuck out 25 batters on the week,
while surrendering just one walk.  Bourgeois scattered eight hits in three
games, with no extra base hits. 

The Lafayette native began the week tossing 4.0 innings in relief against in-
state rival McNeese State.  Against the Cowgirls, she surrendered just one
hit while striking out six batters en route to a win. 

Bourgeois earned a save in her second outing of the week in the Cajuns’ first
game against South Alabama.  In game one against the Jaguars, she fanned
eight batters while surrendering just a pair of hits.  She followed that
performance by striking out a season high 11 batters against USA in 6.2
innings of relief in game two, picking up a win.  In two games against South
Alabama, she worked 9.2 innings of scoreless ball with 19 strikeouts and one
walk earning a win and a save.

Tankersley and Bourgeois became the seventh and eighth Louisiana players to
garner Player/Pitcher of the Week accolades.  Tankersley and Melissa Verde
(Beaumont, Texas) have both been tabbed SBC Players of the Week, while Ashley
Brignac (River Ridge, La.) and Brittany Cuevas (Brazoria, Texas) have been
named Pitcher of the Week a combined four times this season.


Chris Whitehead
UL-Lafayette Sports Information
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