PRINCESS ANNE, Maryland — For the second time this season, the University of Maryland Eastern Shore’s Tatum Kresley was named the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Player of the Week on Monday (April 11).
The honor this week was the fourth time this season Kresley has won a MEAC weekly award. She previously won Player of the Week on March 28 and was named Rookie of the Week on February 28 and March 28.
During the past week, Kresley went 12-18 for a .667 batting average with a double, five runs scored, three walks, two RBI, and three stolen bases. She also picked up her first win of the season as a pitcher on Sunday (April 10). Kresley threw a complete game inside the circle allowing five runs, three earned, and striking out two batters versus Coppin State.
The strong play of Kresley over the past five games led to her breaking a school record in the process. She hit a double against Coppin State to get her 59th hit of the season which broke the Hawks record for hits in a season that stood since 1996. Her 59 hits also put her in a three-way tie for the most hits in the NCAA this season.
Maryland Eastern Shore will play their next games tomorrow (April 12) at Drexel in a doubleheader beginning at 2 p.m.
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