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PSU Softball players receive Little East weekly recognition

Digman, Jackson named Players of the Week for Panthers

            PLYMOUTH, N.H. – Two standouts on the Plymouth State University softball team were recognized by the Little East Conference Monday with two of the three weekly honors.

            Sophomore Jackie Digman was named LEC Player of the Week and classmate Bekah Jackson was selected Little East Rookie of the Week, each earning LEC honors for the first time this season.  They were two of the leaders that helped PSU to an 8-2 record last week, with doubleheader sweeps over Lyndon State College, Fitchburg State University and New England College and splits against Castleton State College and the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth.

   
  Digman Jackson
     

            A sophomore third baseman, Digman hit safely in 9-of-10 games last week, including seven multi-hit games. She batted.457 (16-for-35) with four doubles and two home runs, collecting 11 RBI and 16 runs scored along. Digman also stole three bases, and posted a .964 fielding percentage at 3B with one error and eight putouts and 19 assists.

            A rookie shortstop, Jackson hit safely in 8-of-10 games last week, batting .457 (16-for-35).  She smacked four doubles, a triple, and two home runs, while collecting 10 RBI and 14 runs scored. Jackson also stole seven bases, and posted a .949 fielding percentage at shortstop with just two errors and 16 putouts and 21 assists.  Jackson's lead-off triple in the bottom of the seventh inning in the second game against UMass Dartmouth ignited a two-run rally as PSU came from behind to pull out the win and earn a split of the LEC doubleheader.

            Both Digman and Jackson rank highly among the LEC statistical leaders.  Digman is batting .412, leads the league with nine doubles and ranks in the top five in the conference with 35 hits, four home runs, 23 RBI, 56 total bases and a .659 slugging percentage.  Jackson leads the LEC with 42 hits and ranks in the top five with 28 runs scored, seven doubles, 13 stolen bases, 58 total bases, a .478 batting average and a .505 on-base percentage.

            PSU, 12-14 overall and 2-4 in conference games, plays three road doubleheaders this week before its next home games on Tuesday, Apr. 24, vs. Keene State.

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