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Softball Weekly Release - Week 9

Softball Weekly Release - Week 9

Complete Softball Weekly Release in PDF format

Photos courtesy of Columbia and Dartmouth Athletic Communications

PRINCETON, N.J. -- For the second-straight week Dartmouth claimed the Player and Pitcher of the Week honors, with sophomore third baseman Morgan Martinelli and junior pitcher Breanna Ethridge earning this week's awards after back-to-back 4-0 weeks in League play. Columbia freshman outfielder Sommer Grzybek received her third Rookie of the Week nod.

LEAGUE NOTES

  • Princeton claims the Ivy League's best mark and sits atop the South Division standings at 10-2, while Dartmouth paces the North Division at 9-3. Each team owns a three-game lead on its nearest divisional opponent.
  • Dartmouth has won eight-straight games, after starting the season 2-21-1.
  • Princeton's Marissa Reynolds paces the Ancient Eight and ranks among the top 15 nationally with a .452 batting average (13th), a .560 on-base percentage (10th) and a .849 slugging percentage (11th).
  • Columbia's Madison Gott has tallied a League-high 82 total bases, 11 doubles, eight home runs and 28 RBIs—alongside Harvard's Erin Lockhart and Penn's Sarah Cwiertnia.
  • Penn's Lean Allen boasts an Ivy-best 15 stolen bases and 25 runs scored, a mark she shares with Columbia's Amber Swinarski.
  • With five triples, Harvard's Rhianna Rich paces all Ivies. She also sits second in the League with a .429 batting average.
  • Columbia's Madison Canby boasts a League-best 10 wins, while Dartmouth's Breanna Ethridge owns an Ivy-high 13 complete games and 87 strikeouts.
  • Princeton's Riley Wilkinson has accumulated an Ancient Eight-high four saves this year.
  • Penn's Alexis Sargent claims the Ivy League's lone sub-3.00 ERA at 2.53.
  • Twenty-one games will be broadcast on the Ivy League Digital Network (ILDN) this week, including 14-of-16 conference matchups.
UPCOMING SCHEDULE
Tuesday, April 18
Brown at Rhode Island, 3 pm
Colgate at Cornell, 3:30 pm [ILDN]
Providence at Harvard, 4 pm [ILDN]
Brown at Rhode Island, 5 pm
Colgate at Cornell, 5:30 pm [ILDN]

Wednesday, April 19
Sacred Heart at Yale, 3 pm [ILDN]
Columbia at Rider, 3 pm
Lehigh at Princeton, 3 pm [ILDN]
Penn at Saint Joseph's, 4 pm
Sacred Heart at Yale, 5 pm [ILDN]
Columbia at Rider, 5 pm
Lehigh at Princeton, 5 pm [ILDN]

Saturday, April 22
Harvard at Brown, 12:30 pm
Penn at Cornell, 12:30 pm [ILDN]
Columbia at Princeton, 12:30 pm [ILDN]
Dartmouth at Yale, 12:30 pm [ILDN]
Harvard at Brown, 2:30 pm
Penn at Cornell, 2:30 pm [ILDN]
Columbia at Princeton, 2:30 pm [ILDN]
Dartmouth at Yale, 2:30 pm [ILDN]

Sunday, April 23
Harvard at Brown, 12:30 pm [ILDN]
Penn at Cornell, 12:30 pm [ILDN]
Columbia at Princeton, 12:30 pm [ILDN]
Dartmouth at Yale, 12:30 pm [ILDN]
Harvard at Brown, 2:30 pm [ILDN]
Penn at Cornell, 2:30 pm [ILDN]
Columbia at Princeton, 2:30 pm [ILDN]
Dartmouth at Yale, 2:30 pm [ILDN]

KEY
ILDN-Broadcast on The Ivy League Digital Network

PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Dartmouth sophomore third baseman Morgan Martinelli (Morgan Hill, Calif.) went 9-for-13 to compile an otherworldly .692 average in a four-game divisional series sweep of Brown.

The Morgan Hill, Calif., product posted three home runs, three runs scored and 12 RBIs as the Big Green opened up a three-game lead on Harvard in the Ivy League North Division. Dartmouth has won eight-straight after opening conference competition 1-3. Martinelli produced a trio of multi-hit games this weekend, while slugging 1.385.

Martinelli is the second-straight Big Green student-athlete to earn the Player of the Week award, following junior catcher Claire Bird (April 10).

Martinelli's Statistics for the Week
4 G, .692 (9-for-13), 3 R, 3 HR, 12 RBI, .692 OBP, 1.385 SLG

PITCHER OF THE WEEK
For the second-straight week, Big Green junior pitcher Breanna Ethridge (Loganville, Ga.) earned 3-of-4 Dartmouth wins in the circle, while posting a 1.68 ERA.

The Loganville, Ga., product threw 16.2 innings—including a pair of complete games—against Brown in Ivy League divisional play. Ethridge conceded 10 hits, four earned runs and six walks, while striking out 12. She appeared in all four games for Dartmouth, tallying at least one strikeout in each win of the Big Green's four-game sweep. She compiled an unblemished 0.00 ERA in 4.2 innings of relief work.

After snapping a nearly year-long Pitcher of the Week award drought for Dartmouth, Ethridge earns her second-straight weekly honor.

Ethridge's Statistics for the Week
4 APP, 2 GS, 3-0, 2 CG, 16.2 IP, 10 H, 6 R, 4 ER, 6 BB, 12 K, 1.68 ERA

ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
Columbia freshman outfielder Sommer Grzybek (Cooper City, Fla.) hit .579 to help the Lions to a 4-2 week with a doubleheader sweep of Saint Peter's and a four-game series split with Cornell.

The Cooper City, Fla., native had five multi-hit games on the week, while tallying four doubles, a home run, four runs scored and nine RBIs. Grzybek went 4-for-5 in the doubleheader sweep of Saint Peter's on Thursday and 5-for-7 in a doubleheader sweep of Cornell on Sunday. The freshman also contributed in the field, making a highlight-reel diving catch in center for the Lions and helping to turn two double plays from the outfield.

Grzybek earns her third Rookie of the Week nod—and the fifth for the Lions—after being previously honored on March 20 and April 3.

Grzybek's Statistics for the Week
6 G, .579 (11-for-19), 4 R, 4 2B, 1 HR, 9 RBI, .667 OBP, .947 SLG

HONOR ROLL
Grayson Metzger, Brown (Jr., OF – Severna Park, Md.)
5 G, .400 (4-for-10), 3 R, 2 2B, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 3 BB, .533 OBP, .900 SLG

Madison Canby
, Columbia (Fr., P – Pembroke Pines, Fla.)
4 APP, 3 GS, 2-1, 1 SV, 3 CG, 23.1 IP, 28 H, 15 R, 10 ER, 10 BB, 10 K, 3.00 ERA

Madison Gott
, Columbia (Jr., SS – Weston, Fla.)
6 G, .500 (10-for-20), 8 R, 2 2B, 2 HR, 8 RBI, 3 BB, .542 OBP, .900 SLG

Jordan Townsend
, Columbia (So., 3B – Yorba Linda, Calif.)
5 G, .500 (6-for-12), 4 R, 3 2B, 2 RBI, 3 BB, .625 OBP, .750 SLG

Sarah Murray
, Cornell (Fr., IF – Algonquin, Ill.)
6 G, .417 (10-for-24), 5 R, 3 RBI, .417 OBP, .417 SLG

Lisa Nelson
, Cornell (Fr., P – Kirkland, Wash.)
3 APP, 2 GS, 2-1, 2 CG, 18.0 IP, 18 H, 8 R, 8 ER, 9 BB, 12 K, 3.11 ERA

Kathleen Duncan
, Harvard (So, P – Allendale, N.J.)
4 APP, 3 GS, 3-0, 2 CG, 19.2 IP, 26 H, 12 R, 10 ER, 6 BB, 5 K, 3.56 ERA

Olivia Giaquinto
, Harvard (Fr., 1B – Falls Church, Va.)
5 G, .417 (5-for-12), 3 R, 1 3B, 2 HR, 3 RBI, 2 BB, .500 OBP, 1.083 SLG

Erin Lockhart
, Harvard (So., IF – Lincoln, Neb.)
5 G, .667 (10-for-15), 4 R, 4 2B, 1 HR, 14 RBI, 2 BB, .706 OBP, 1.133 SLG

Leah Allen
, Penn (Sr., OF – Woodbine, Md.)
5 G, .529 (9-for-17), 6 R, 2 2B, 3 HR, 8 RBI, 2 SB, .526 OBP, 1.176 SLG

Megan Donahey
, Princeton (Fr., OF – Phoenix, Ariz.)
5 G, .400 (8-for-20), 1 R, 3 2B, 2 RBI, .400 OBP, .550 SLG

Claire Klausner
, Princeton (Sr., P – Stanford, Calif.)
2 APP, 2 GS, 2-0, 1 CG, 13.2 IP, 13 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 4 BB, 11 K, 2.05 ERA

Marissa Reynolds
, Princeton (Sr., OF – Chehalis, Wash.)
5 G, .533 (8-for-15), 5 R, 1 2B, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 4 BB, .632 OBP, .800 SLG

Sydney Ginsberg
, Yale (Jr., OF – New York, N.Y.)
5 G, .571 (8-for-14), 3 R, 1 3B, 1 RBI, .571 OBP, .714 SLG

Allison Skinner
, Yale (Jr., 3B/1B – Katy, Texas)
5 G, .467 (7-for-15), 3 R, 2 RBI, 1 SB, .467 OBP, .467 SLG