After a 3-0 week in the circle, EMU's Sydney Reath (Williamsburg, Va./Mercersburg Academy) was named the ODAC Pitcher of the Week. It was the first weekly award from the Old Dominion Athletic Conference for the junior pitcher/infielder, already a two-time All-ODAC honoree.
Reath started three games last week and won them all, helping Eastern Mennonite to a 6-0 week overall and a 10-0 showing at the Fastpitch Dreams Spring Classic in North Myrtle Beach, S.C. Reath registered a pair of complete games as she racked up 18.1 innings and gave up just two runs on nine hits.
In a 2-0 victory over Wilkes, she worked 5.1 shutout frames allowing two hits and walking two with a pair of strikeouts. Reath then notched her first complete game of the week, going a full seven innings in a 3-1 win over Medaille. She gave up one run on five hits with a walk and five strikeouts. Reath was perfect through five innings in a 9-1 victory in six innings over Eureka. She worked all six, giving up one run on two hits in the final frame, the only baserunners and run she allowed. She struck out five batters.
From the plate, Reath also batted .444 and accounted for 13 runs in EMU's six games last week. She had nine RBIs on just eight hits.
For the season, Reath is 4-3 in seven appearances including six starts. She owns a 1.67 earned run average with 21 strikeouts in 37.2 innings of work. As a batter, she is also tied for second in the ODAC with seven doubles and tied for the team lead with 13 RBIs.
Riding a 10-game winning streak, Eastern Mennonite will take an 11-3 record into their home opener this Saturday, hosting No. 6 Christopher Newport in a doubleheader at 1:30pm.