Sullivan Named The American Player of the Week


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April 28, 2014

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By Nate Blythe
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ORLANDO, Fla. (UCFKnights.com) - After sweeping then-second place Houston, UCF junior third baseman Farrah Sullivan was tabbed as the American Athletic Conference Player of the Week on Monday by the league office. She was the driving force behind the Knights offense against the Cougars that totaled 40 hits and scored seven runs in each game.

The Waynesboro, Miss., native went 9-for-11 in the series. She drove in five runs and notched a career-high two doubles in each of the last two contests.

Sullivan tied the UCF single-game hit record with a 4-for-4 performance to open the series. She unloaded the bases with a three-run double to push the Knights lead to 7-2 in game two.

In the series finale, Sullivan came through with a RBI single up the middle that provided UCF with its first lead of the game at 5-4.

One of UCF's EVERYDAY CHAMPIONS finished the week with a .643 avg., .667 on-base pct. and .929 slugging pct.

This was the sixth time that UCF has been honored with a weekly conference award. Junior second baseman Kahley Novak was the only other player of the week (3/24), while sophomore Shelby Turnier (3/10, 3/24) and junior Mackenzie Audas (2/10, 4/14) have each earned two pitcher honors.

Sullivan was also a two-time recipient on The American Honor Roll (2/10, 3/17).

The Knights wrap up the regular season at UConn beginning with a Saturday doubleheader at noon. The finale is set for noon on Sunday.

UCF claims The American Regular Season title outright with a series victory. The Knights have won each of their five series in league play (the Temple series was cancelled due to rain).


 

 

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