Cardinals sweep Landmark Conference weekly awards

WASHINGTON – After helping CUA to a 4-0 record last week, Taylor Stockinger and Erin McMakin were honored as the Landmark Conference Player and Pitcher of the Week, respectively, on Monday.  Stockinger batted .615 in the four games last week, while McMakin went 3-0 with a no-hitter and 1.31 ERA.

Stockinger was nearly unstoppable at the plate, going 8 for 13 with three doubles, a homerun, 11 RBI and a 1.077 slugging percentage.  Stockinger went 3 for 4 with a round tripper and three RBI in a game one win over Randolph-Macon on March 22, followed by a 3 for 5 showing with two doubles in game two.

On March 24 Stockinger scored two runs and walked twice in a game one win over Juniata, before going 2 for 3 with four RBI and a pair of runs scored in game two.

For the season, Stockinger is hitting .377 with 23 hits, 11 doubles, two home runs, 27 RBI and a .656 slugging percentage to go along with a .904 fielding percentage.

McMakin was just as dominant in the circle last week, going a perfect 3-0 with a 1.31 ERA, 16 strikeouts and a no-hitter.  She threw her second career no-hitter vs. Randolph-Macon in game one on March 22, going all seven innings and striking out eight along the way. 

McMakin then won game two vs. Randolph-Macon after working three innings, and she completed her week with a six-inning complete game win vs. Juniata on March 24.  McMakin struck out eight Eagles and allowed two hits and no runs.  In addition, she went 3 for 9 at the plate during the week with four runs batted in.

McMakin is 8-1 on the season with a 2.01 ERA in 59.1 innings pitched. She has struck out 57 hitters and opponents are batting just .212 off her.

CUA returns to action on Tuesday afternoon when the Cardinals travel to face No. 18 Salisbury beginning at 3 p.m.

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