Lenoir-Rhyne's Dawon Millwood Named The South Atlantic Conference Softball Pitcher Of The Week
April 16, 2012
Senior from Hixson, Tenn., earns the weekly honor for the fifth time this season
For the fifth time during the current 2012 season, Lenoir-Rhyne University senior Dawon Millwood has been named the South Atlantic Conference Softball Pitcher Of The Week.
Rock Hill, S.C. - Lenoir-Rhyne's Dawon Millwood has been named the South Atlantic Conference Softball Pitcher Of The Week for the fifth team this season, league offcials announced this afternoon.
Millwood, a senior from Hixson, Tenn., went 3-0 for the week with two no-hitters, a 0.32 earned run average and 12 strikeouts in leading the Bears to four wins and the 2012 SAC Regular Season Championship.
Millwood won both games of a doubleheader at Tusculum last Wednesday in Greeneville, Tenn., and tossed a no-hitter in the first contest.
Millwood concluded the week by holding Lincoln Memorial hitless in game one of a doubleheader sweep, a 13-0 victory, that helped the Bears clinch their third consecutive conference championship.
Millwood, the 2011 South Atlantic Conference Pitcher Of The Year, is currently 28-6 on the season with a 1.37 earned run average and 180 strikeouts for the 19th-ranked Bears (42-11, 14-4).
Millwood is also the school's all-time leader in wins (94) and shutouts (39) and is a three-time all-league pick (2009-11) and two-time all-region honoree (2010-11).
Lenoir-Rhyne will be the top seed in the 2012 Food Lion SAC Tournament and will face eighth-seeded Mars Hill on Thursday at 6:00 p.m., in the quarterfinal round at Red Edmonds Field in Greeneville, Tenn.
Anderson's Jessica Neidigh has been named the conference softball player of the week.