by Hunter Bower // GeauxPreps.com Owner
LAKE CHARLES – GeauxPreps.com along with the Louisiana Softball Coaches Association have partnered together to recognize the top softball players in the state each week.
The GeauxPreps.com/LSCA Players of the Week awards will be announced each Monday afternoon following the selection process. Eligible players are nominated by their head coach for their efforts from the previous week. A player and a pitcher are each selected by the GeauxPreps.com staff.
Winners for the week of February 22-27 are St. Thomas More’s A’Kili Greene and West Feliciana’s Elise Lamartiniere.
Greene had a phenomenal week at the plate where she hit .500 against some of the top competition in the state. The Cougars played four state finalists from 2019 last week and finished 3-1 in the effort. Her nine hits, eight RBIs, two doubles, and two home runs came in just four appearances
Lamartiniere was exceptional in both of her appearances on the mound where she went undefeated and also recorded a five-inning, no-hitter against Maurepas. She finished the week with 16 strikeouts and only two earned runs allowed in 10.1 innings of work.
Player of the Week
A’kili Greene, St. Thomas More
St. Thomas More infielder A’kili Greene helped lead the Cougars to a successful week that included victories over two state championship teams (Brusly & Catholic-PC) from 2019 along with a win against a runner-up squad (Northside Christian). Greene hit .500 with nine hits, eight RBIs, seven runs scored, and also registered two doubles and a pair of homers. She posted a .833 slugging percentage and a .571 on-base percentage in just four games played. Against some phenomenal competition, Greene came through all weekend driving in runners who were in scoring position in each of her games played.
Pitcher of the Week
Elise Lamartiniere, West Feliciana
West Feliciana pitcher Elise Lamartiniere went 2-0, earning a win over False River and a five-inning, no-hitter victory over Maurepas. Against False River, Lamartiniere recorded seven strikeouts in 5.1 innings. She followed that with a five-inning, no-hitter where she struck out nine batters and allowed no runs, no walks, and no hit-by-pitches. In total, she allowed only two earned runs and seven hits while recording 16 strikeouts in 10.1 innings tossed.