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April 14, 2003

LEC honors for Harvey & Jeffs

PLYMOUTH, N.H. - Two Plymouth State College softball standouts were recognized Monday by the Little East Conference for their performances in four Panthers game last week.

PSC senior Adriene Harvey (Nantucket, Mass.) was named LEC Player of the Week, and sophomore Kim Jeffs (Stoughton, Mass.) was selected LEC Pitcher of the Week. Harvey is recognized for the first time this season, while Jeffs is honored for the second time in three weeks.

A senior catcher and co-captain, Harvey batted .538 (7-for-13) in PSC's four games last week, with a double, two home runs and six RBI. She had two hits and a homer in both ends of a doubleheader Wednesday at Bowdoin, and went 3-for-8 in a doubleheader at Eastern Connecticut, driving in PSC's only run in the opener with a double. She hit safely in all four games last week to extended her hitting streak to 10 games.

Harvey's round-tripper in the nightcap at Bowdoin was a grand slam, and improved her career home run total to 16. That ties the school's career record set by Sara Wormwood from 1997-00. Harvey is among the LEC leaders in batting average (.380), hits (19), runs scored (12), doubles (5), home runs (4) and RBI (15).

A sophomore right-hander, Jeffs has picked up from where she left off last year, when she earned Third Team All-America honors as a freshman. In three appearances covering 21.1 innings last week, Jeffs allowed only 11 hits and two runs (both unearned) while walking two and striking out 39. She had a complete-game 1-0 victory in the opener at Bowdoin, surrendering only three hits and fanning 15 for her sixth shutout of the season. She came back with 5.1 innings of scoreless relief in the nightcap, picking up the win after striking out seven. Jeffs was saddled with the loss in a 10-inning defeat at Eastern Connecticut despite allowing five hits and no earned runs and striking out a season-high 17.

For the season, Jeffs is 12-2 with a 0.31 ERA with 156 strikeouts in 91.0 innings pitched. She leads the LEC in wins, ERA and strikeouts.

The Panthers, 14-3 overall and 2-2 in the LEC, is back in action Tuesday with a LEC twinbill at archrival Keene State (3:30 p.m.).