Ball State softball's Maddy Labrador named MAC West Division Player of the Week
Junior second baseman Maddy Labrador was named Mid-American Conference West Division Player of the Week after her offensive performance in Ball State softball's conference opening series at Buffalo.
Labrador led the Cardinals with a .571 batting average in four games last week, going 8-12 against Buffalo and scoring a team-high seven runs.
She started the week off by reaching base in all four plate appearances, scoring three runs and drawing two walks, in the team's 10-2 win over Butler in six innings.
Labrador then led off the series against Buffalo with a home run and later tacked on an RBI double resulting in a 6-0 victory Friday. Her bat stayed hot in the second game, going 3-4 with a pair of runs scored. Her RBI single scored the last run of the 9-1 Cardinals win, leading them a 2-0 lead in the series.
Labrador led off Sunday's game with a double, finishing 3-4 again, scoring one of the Cardinal's four runs on a passed ball. She picked up her fourth RBI of the weekend with a single in the fifth inning.
Earning her lead-off spot in the batting lineup, Labrador now has a .309 batting average with seven doubles and five home runs. Her 23 runs scored puts her second on the team, behind senior center fielder Rachel Houck's 38.
Ball State will get back on the dirt on Wednesday when it closes out non-conference play with a 5 p.m. first pitch at Indiana State. The Cardinals continue MAC play this weekend when they host Miami for a three-game series starting at 3 p.m. Friday.