Emory University junior Sami Feller (Coral Springs, FL) has been selected by the University Athletic Association as Softball Hitter of the Week following her performance over a four-game series at Case Western Reserve. It is the second time this season and in her career that she has been selected for the award.
Feller paced the squad with a blazing .688 effort at the plate, collecting a team-leading 11 hits in 16 at-bats. Included in her totals were a team-leading four doubles, one home run, a squad-best five RBIs and a slugging percentage of 1.125. She registered two or more hits in all four contests. The Eagles took three of four games against the Spartans to move to 26-10 in overall play, 12-4 in UAA action.
After going 3-for-5 with one ribbie in the series opener, a 7-3 Emory triumph, Feller picked up two more hits and knocked in two runs in three plate appearances in a come-from-behind 9-7 verdict and a doubleheader sweep on the first day of action. She drove in the team's first run of the game in the top of the sixth and helped continue an amazing eight-run frame in the top of the seventh, delivering a two-out single that narrowed Emory's deficit to 7-4. On Sunday, Feller turned in a 4-for-5 showing in the batter's box that included her first home run of the campaign, a solo shot in the top of the second that staked the Eagles to a 1-0 lead, in an eventual 10-7 win. In the series finale, she hit safely twice and accounted for Emory's initial tally of the game with a two-out two-bagger in the top of the first.
So far this year, Feller is hitting at a .370 clip (37-of-100) with 16 RBIs. She has chalked up a team-high 12 multi-hit games and has driven in two or more runs on three occasions.
Emory returns to action on Friday (Apr. 26) when it plays the first two of a four-game set at Brandeis University.