Dykes and Wellik Earn SCAC Softball Player of the Week Honors
San Antonio - Trinity sophomore Caitlynn Dykes and first-year Kaci Wellik have both earned Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference Player of the Week honors.
The Tigers swept a doubleheader from Schreiner University in the team's only games last week, opening up the home portion of the 2013 schedule. Dykes was the SCAC Hitter of the Week, while Wellik earned the Pitcher of the Week award.
Dykes hit .600 (3-5) in the two games, scoring two runs and driving in six for the Tigers. She hit home runs in both games on Wednesday, and held a slugging percentage of 1.800 for the doubleheader.
With the Tigers trailing in game one, Dykes crushed a three-run bomb to cap a four-run inning that put the Tigers up 6-4. She cracked a two-run shot in the first inning to set the tone for game two.
For the season, Dykes is hitting .259 (7-27) with five runs scored and a team-leading eight RBI. This week marked her first home runs of the season.
Wellik earned the win in both games, allowing three earned runs in 9.2 innings pitched for an ERA of 2.17 for the week. She struck out five batters and didn’t issue a walk.
Wellik opened with a relief appearance in game one of the doubleheader, pitching the final 2.2 innings to earn the victory. The Tigers were trailing in the game when she came in, but she shut down the Schreiner offense, striking out four batters and allowing just one run. In game two, she went six strong innings, giving up a pair of runs on five hits to earn the victory.
Wellik also went 4-4 at the plate in game two, cracking her first collegiate home run to help her own cause.
For the season, Wellik leads the team with a 3.07 ERA and a 3-2 record for the Tigers. She has appeared in seven games, starting four, and allowing just 13 earned runs in 29.2 innings. Wellik also leads the team with 19 strikeouts, and has given up just eight walks. She is also third on the team with a .370 batting average, picking up 10 hits in 27 at-bats.