Forest’s Ross, Westminster’s Turnage Named Softball Players of The Week

by Hunter Bower // Owner

LAKE CHARLES – Forest’s Brooke Ross and Westminster’s Samantha Turnage have been named the Players of the Week for games played March 29-April 3.

The Players of the Week awards are announced each Monday following the collection of nominations from Louisiana Softball Coaches Association head coaching members. A hitter and a pitcher are selected from the list of nominees by a selection committee.

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Player of the Week

Samantha Turnage, Westminster Christian

Turnage hit .875 for the week with a home run, three triples, a double and 11 RBI, helping Westminster Christian to an undefeated week. She turned in a 2.215 slugging percentage after turning in five extra-base hits while also scoring seven runs of her on. Her on-base percentage was outstanding as well having been walked five times over the course of the three-game stretch.

Pitcher of the Week

Brooke Ross, Forest

Ross, a Louisiana College signee, tossed three complete games for Forest, going 3-0 with a 1.00 ERA and struck out 49 of the 77 batters she faced. Ross’ week was highlighted by a 6-0 no-hitter she pitched against Family Christian. She finished the three-game stretch having gave up no walks and only allowed six hits in her 21 innings of work.

2021 Players of the Week

March 1 – Player: A’Kili Greene, St. Thomas More; Pitcher: Elise Lamartiniere, West Feliciana

March 8 – Player: Macy Castleman, Fontainebleau; Pitcher: Laney Johnson, North DeSoto

March 15 – Player: Kenzie Vestal, West Monroe; Pitcher: Carina Chargois, Kaplan

March 22 – Player: CaTerra Bates, Academy of Our Lady; Pitcher: Halie Pappion, Barbe

March 29 – Player: Laila Clark, Brusly; Pitcher: Maddie Nichols, West Monroe

April 5 – Player: Samantha Turnage, Westminster Christian; Pitcher: Brooke Ross, Forest