GW's Autumn Taylor Tabbed Atlantic 10 Softball Player of the Week
Junior hit .545 and Drove in Six in Colonials' 3-0 Week
April 30, 2012
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. - George Washington junior Autumn Taylor was named the Atlantic 10 Softball Player of the Week for games played April 23-29, the conference announced on Monday.
Taylor batted .545 (6-for-11) with a double and two home runs for a team-best 1.182 slugging percentage to lead GW to a 3-0 week with wins over George Mason and St. Bonaventure. She scored six runs and drove in six while also walking twice for a .615 on-base percentage.
The outfielder recorded a base hit in each game, including a four-hit performance in Saturday's opener against the Bonnies in which she finished a triple short of the cycle. She added four RBIs and four runs scored in that game, and her two-run homer in the third inning was her 10th round-tripper of the year, tying the Colonials' single-season program record, set by Jackie Yaniga in 2005.
For the season, the Severna Park, Md., native is batting .297 and leads the Colonials with 30 RBIs and 21 extra-base hits.
Taylor is the first Colonials' player to earn A-10 Player of the Week since Katie Miller on March 17, 2008.
Taylor puts her seven-game hitting streak on the line when the Colonials visit A-10 rival Saint Louis for a doubleheader on Saturday in their regular-season finale. GW (21-27, 10-8 A-10) is currently in position to secure its second-ever berth in the six-team Atlantic 10 Championship and first since 2007.
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