Maryville College's Morgan Brewer earned USA South Player of the Week this week, as the sophomore third baseman hit .583 in a 4-2 mark.
Brewer had 14 hits on the week, as she held a 1.000 slugging percentage. She posted a .583 on base percentage to match her batting average.
"That number is pretty big, especially with the competition that we had," Head Coach Leah Kelley said. "She's just seeing the ball really well right now. Especially in that leadoff spot, I need her hitting that well. She's a good person to set the tone for the game. Then, she can come in during big moments with runners in scoring position. I trust her out there, and I know that she's going to do something in the box."
In a 4-3 loss to Piedmont College, Brewer went 3-for-4 with a pair of runs and a pair of RBI. She also blasted a two-run homer in the contest, before bolstering a 1-for-4 effort in the 3-2 win over the Lions. Brewer had a run and an RBI in that contest, as well.
In a 9-0 win over Huntingdon, Brewer again had a great outing. The Maryville, Tenn. native went 3-for-4 with a pair of runs and a double. She added her second double of the day with a 1-for-3 effort in game two, while also scoring a run.
Finally, Brewer was a big part in aiding the Scots in claiming their first-ever USA South Regular Season Title. The championship is the first of its kind for the MC softball program since 2009 when the Scots won the Great South Athletic Conference.
She went a combined 6-for-9 with three runs, three doubles, a triple and six RBI.
In game one, Brewer was 3-for-5 with a pair of runs and RBI, as she went 3-for-4 with a run and four RBI in game two to claim the title outright.
On the year, Brewer holds a .393 batting average in the leadoff spot. She had 46 hits, 42 runs and 30 RBI, while stealing 17 bases. The Alcoa High School product has 11 doubles, two triples and two homers for a .573 slugging percentage.
"Not only is she a sophomore, but she's an early graduate from high school sophomore," Kelley said. "She's just super athletic. Recruiting her, it was big competition. There were a lot of people after her, so I was glad to snag her. She's definitely the type of third baseman that I want – super athletic, does a great job in the box. I trust her over there [on the hot corner] to get bunts, back hands and stuff like that."
MC will face Wesleyan College (Ga.) in the first round Saturday with an if-needed game on Sunday. The Scots take on No. 5-ranked Berry College on Tuesday, April 10.