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Maggie Sevilla Named ACC Softball Player of the Week

Sevilla has a team-high 21 RBI this season

Sevilla has a team-high 21 RBI this season

March 31, 2014

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Redshirt sophomore Maggie Sevilla has been named the first-ever Pitt softball recipient of the ACC Player of the Week, as announced by the league office on Monday afternoon.

Sevilla led the Panthers to a 3-1 week (including a series sweep of Virginia) by batting .571 (8-for-14) and added three home runs, nine RBI and six runs. She carried a 1.214 slugging percentage in the four games.

“It’s an honor to be the ACC Player of the Week, however, I’m most proud of the exceptional effort and heart that Pitt softball displayed this weekend,” Sevilla said. “Hitting is contagious, and I owe a lot of my success to the hot bats of all my teammates and the unyielding support and encouragement from the coaches.”

In the sweep of Virginia, Sevilla was 7-for-11 at the plate with two homers, seven RBI and five runs. Her most productive game was the second game of the series where she was 3-for-4 with a homer, three RBI and scored twice.

Sevilla is currently riding an eight game hitting streak and is batting an amazing .542 during ACC play. She currently leads the Panthers in home runs, RBI, runs scored and doubles.

The San Diego, Calif., native helped guide the Panthers to a collective batting average of .395 this weekend against the Cavaliers. Pitt totaled 26 runs on 30 hits in the three game set.

The Panthers will host Robert Morris this Tuesday afternoon for a doubleheader beginning at 3 p.m. Pitt will then travel to Boston College this weekend for its second ACC road series of the season.

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