Ursinus' Garritano, Washington College's Harcum Named Players of Week

Samantha Garritano of the Ursinus College softball team has been named the Centennial Conference Player of the Week, it was announced Monday.

Garritano batted .455 (10-for-22) in a 4-2 week for the Bears, hitting her first career home run and driving in eight runs. The sophomore had a hit in all six games, including four multi-hit performances, and scored four runs.

Garritano finished 4-for-7 with a home run and three runs scored in Monday's doubleheader split with Immaculata, then had two RBI in both ends of a CC sweep at Muhlenberg the following day. She was 2-for-5 with a double in the opener of Saturday's twin bill with Gettysburg, then came up with the go-ahead two-run single on the way to a three-RBI effort as the Bears secured a split with a 4-2 victory in the nightcap.

A CC weekly honoree for the first time in her career, Garritano is second on the team with a .333 batting average. She tops the Bears in hits (29), runs (17), triples, 3), and RBI (19).  

Junior pitcher Taylor Harcum (Hebron, Md./Mardela) has been named the Centennial Conference Pitcher of the Week for softball for the week of April 10-16.  This is the third time this season and in her career that Harcum has won the Centennial's weekly award as she won the award previously this season on March 6 and April 3.

Harcum was 2-0 with a 0.00 ERA on the week.   The junior struck out a career-high nine batters in a five-inning complete-game 8-0 win vs. Swarthmore.  Harcum also went the distance in a 7-1 win vs. Dickinson, scattering five hits and did not permit an earned run. For the week, she posted a 0.75 WHIP over 12 innings with 11 strikeouts as she did not walk a batter.