May 3, 1999
NOTRE DAME, Ind. – A day after wrapping up a perfect 16-0 record and the BIG EAST regular season title, two Notre Dame softball players earned weekly honors for their play last week. Sophomore pitcher Jennifer Sharron (Agoura Hills, Calif.) was named BIG EAST Co-Pitcher of the Week, while freshman Jarrah Myers (Carbondale, Kan.) earned the nod as BIG EAST Rookie of the Week.
Sharron posted back-to-back one-hit victories over BIG EAST foes St. John’s and Seton Hall. In those two games, which the Irish won 13-0 and 1-0, Sharron had a 0.00 earned-run average, struck out 13 and held the opponent to a .059 batting average. Overall, the 1998 BIG EAST Pitcher of the Year is leading the conference in wins with a 9-0 record. Boston College pitcher Mary Dietz shared the award with Sharron, who was also co-pitcher of the week back on April 5.
Myers, a strong candidate for BIG EAST Rookie of the Year, receives her second rookie of the week award this season. The Irish third baseman hit .385 (5-for-13) in the four BIG EAST games last weekend with five runs scored, one double, a home run and three RBI. She also went 2-for-2 in base-stealing opportunities and was previously honored as BIG EAST Rookie of the Week back on March 29.
The top-seeded Irish head to the BIG EAST Tournament in Storrs, Conn., May 8-9, where they will play host Connecticut, the fourth seed, at 10 a.m. on Saturday.