Tigert Named Softball Player of the Week

East Central University softball sophomore Leah Tigert has been named the Great American Conference Player of the Week for Feb. 25 for her efforts to help the Lady Tigers to a 3-1 start in conference action at Henderson State last weekend.

Tigert notched a pair of four-hit games in the Lady Tigers’ four-game series against the Lady Reddies. She hit .688 with a 1.125 slugging percentage.

The Hennepin, Okla., native collected a home run, a triple and two doubles. She scored three runs and drove in five runs. During her current six-game hitting streak, she has recorded five multiple-hit games.

ECU will return to action this weekend when they host Arkansas Tech in the first games of the 2014 season to be played at Lady Tiger Field. A double-header is scheduled for both Friday, Feb. 28 and Saturday, March 1, with Friday’s games starting at 1 p.m. and Saturday’s at noon