Photo Courtesy of Jacob Turner
BELLEVUE, Wash. – Lees-McRae College softball player Kara Cunningham was named the D2 HERO of the Week by the organization Friday afternoon. This honor is the second weekly honor that Cunningham has received within the past seven days as she was also named the Conference Carolinas Pitcher of the Week on Tuesday.
Cunningham was an integral part of LMC posting a record of 3-1 last week. The Indian Trial, North Carolina native was the pitcher of record in all four contests. In her work in the circle, Cunningham logged 18 and two-thirds innings of work and posted a 1.87 ERA to go along with 15 strikeouts. Additionally, Cunningham also provided a boost offensively hitting .364 in 11 at-bats.
Cunningham has been one of the most productive pitchers in Conference Carolinas this spring as she ranks in the top five in the league in wins (13 – third), ERA (1.53 – fourth) and strikeouts (109 – fourth). With her 13 wins this season, Cunningham needs just three more wins to break the program's single-season wins record.
Cunningham and the rest of the Bobcats will be back in action Saturday afternoon when they host Erskine in a Conference Carolinas twin bill. First pitch for the doubleheader is set for 1 p.m.