Following a season-opening shutout loss to North Rockland, Pearl River (4-1) ran off four consecutive wins this week on the back of a perfect game by sophomore Emily Turilli and sensational hitting performance by junior third baseman Colleen McCoy.
While Turilli was the star of Monday’s win over Eastchester, McCoy was the catalyst of a Pirates offense that scored 57 runs in their four wins. The power-hitting cleanup hitter was 11 for 15 (.733 average) with three home runs, eight RBIs, a double, a triple and four walks en route to player of the week honors.
McCoy (pictured) is the first weekly winner of the honor for the 2015 season. The Journal News will select a winner every Sunday, counting all stats from games played Monday through that Sunday. Fans, coaches and players can nominate players by commenting on a given post with their selection’s stats for the week (the more specific, the better), tweeting the info to @Zacchio_LoHud or @LoHudSoftball, or emailing me directly at email@example.com.
There is no limit on how many players someone can nominate, nor is there a limit on how many times a player can win. I will try to spread the love, but if a player had the best week of what I saw or received in nominations (in my opinion, of course), they will win. If it’s a toss up, I’ll probably go with someone who hasn’t won.
I’ll try and make notes throughout the week of who is having a big week, but I’m heavily relying on nominations since you all see more collective games than I do in a given week.
There were a number of worthy candidates for this week’s honor, so selecting one from the bunch was extremely difficult. Here’s a look at some of the honorable mentions from this week. As you can see, I had my hands full:
• Courtney Carbone, Nanuet, Jr.: 13-18 (.722), 8 RBIs, five doubles, triple, two walks
• Kayla McDermott, North Rockland, Jr.: 4-0 record, 1.29 ERA, 40 K
• Angie Rizzi, Ursuline, Jr.: 7-10 (.700), HR, 12 RBIs, two doubles, two walks
• Nicole Spiegelberg, Tappan Zee, Jr.: 9-15 (.600), HR, 12 RBI, four doubles, three walks