Jones, Kline Honored as Softball Players of the Week

Monday, April 9, 2012

Kelsey Jones
Kelly Kline
After sweeping one Centennial Conference doubleheader and splitting another, the Muhlenberg softball team swept one CC weekly honor and split another.

Freshman Kelsey Jones was named CC pitcher of the week, and sophomore Kelly Kline was named CC co-player of the week.

Jones went 3-0 with a 2.68 ERA in three appearances for the Mules, striking out 14 batters in 15 2/3 innings. She pitched the first six innings of a shutout win against Haverford, allowing only three hits and fanning seven, then came on in relief to earn the win in the nightcap. Jones held opposing hitters to a .230 batting average during the week.

For the season, Jones is 6-6 overall and 5-1 in the CC. She is tied for fourth in the league with eight complete games and is fifth with 60 strikeouts, the most by a Muhlenberg freshman since 2001.

Kline hit four home runs during the week, breaking the school record for round-trippers in a season (nine). She hit .429 with eight runs scored, nine RBI and a 1.286 slugging percentage in the four games, leading a Muhlenberg offense that averaged almost 10 runs per game while facing three starting pitchers who have thrown no-hitters this season.

Kline hit a grand slam to cap a 10-run inning in the second game of the Haverford doubleheader and hit two home runs off the CC leader in every pitching category, who had allowed only one homer all season, in the McDaniel nightcap.

A three-time CC player of the week, Kline leads the CC in batting average (.519), hits (40), RBI (34), home runs, total bases (78) and slugging percentage (1.013).

For more on Kline’s incredible season, click here.

Muhlenberg (12-12, 7-3) is tied for third place in the CC, two games behind first-place McDaniel.