Gandara, Christian sweep Big South Pitcher and Player of the Week awards for the second time

Gandara, Christian sweep Big South Pitcher and Player of the Week awards for the second time

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (www.BigSouthSports.com) – Charleston Southern first baseman Marci Christian (Arvonia, Va.) has been selected as the Big South Conference Choice Hotels Softball Player of the Week, while teammate Cheyenne Gandara (Hemet, Calif.) has been named The Crons Brand Pitcher of the Week for games played the week of March 2-8, it was announced today by the Conference office.

Christian led her team to a 4-1 record last week, hitting four home runs, including the game-winners against both Loyola Chicago and Jacksonville State, with eight RBI and five runs scored. The NCAA Division I home run leader, Christian recorded a 1.308 slugging percentage, while playing an error-free first base.

Gandara went a perfect 3-0 last week, striking out 23 batters in 19 innings. The sophomore right-hander leads the Big South in strikeouts and wins and finished the weekend with a 0.00 ERA including a complete game shutout against Iona.

Charleston Southern heads to the road this week as the Bucs travel to the West Coast to take on UC Santa Barbara on Thursday afternoon. First pitch between the Bucs and Toreadors is set for 3 p.m. EST.

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