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Softball: Tankersley, Cuevas give UL Sun Belt awards sweep

From UL Notes – Daily Advertiser

For the second time this season, Holly Tankersley and Brittany Cuevas have given UL’s softball team a sweep of the Sun Belt Conference’s weekly awards.

Tankersley and Cuevas were named the league’s Players of the Week after leading the Ragin’ Cajuns to a 4-2 start and to a 24-6 overall record. The two were also honored with the league’s weekly awards on Feb. 26, and Tankersley has won it three times already this season.

Tankersley, a junior, went 9-for-21 (.429) at the plate, hitting two home runs and totaling five RBIs. The Kirbyville, Texas native also appeared three times in the circle, holding opponents to 13 hits over 17 innings and finishing with a 1.24 ERA, allowing only three earned runs. She currently leads the team in batting average (.366) and leads the Sun Belt in runs batted in (33).

In only her first week of conference play, freshman Cuevas went 3-1 with a 1.96 ERA, posting 28 strikeouts in 25 innings. She recorded a 3-0 shutout on Sunday over Florida Atlantic, striking out 11 batters and giving up only two hits. Her first SBC win came against Middle Tennessee on Wednesday.

Cuevas is 14-3 on the year and leads the team with a 1.54 ERA. She easily leads the Sun Belt in wins and is second in ERA, but is first among pitchers with at least 10 appearances.