March 11, 2014
CULLOWHEE, N.C. - Western Carolina softball sophomore Taylor Sigmon has been named College Sports Madness Southern Conference Player of the Week for the week of March 5-0.
Sigmon, from Catawba, N.C., plays third base, first base and is also the Catamounts' relief pitcher, for the Catamounts. She had a great week both at the plate and on the mound.
She hit .389 for the week with seven hits, four RBI, a run scored and a double. On the mound, Sigmon made four appearances in relief with a 1.50 ERA tossing 4.2 relief innings giving up five hits, one run and striking out nine - five alone in her two innings of work against Colgate. She also had two saves during the week.
Sigmon went 2-for-4 in the 4-3 win over Charlotte and also picked up her first save of the season on 9he mound - Sigmon came into the game in relief pitching role at the top of the ninth to hold the 49ers scoreless. She opened the inning with a strikeout and then gave up a single to Samantha Slade. After forcing a pop-up to first base, Sigmon got Jessica Plemmons to hit into fielder's choice with Slade out on the play.
Sigmon came into the game against Colgate in relief in the sixth and tossed two scoreless innings yielding just one hit and notched her second save of the season and went 2-for-3 at the plate and picking up 2 RBI - both RBI sacrifice flies.
After playing Tennessee on Tuesday, Western Carolina opens Southern Conference play when it hosts Elon for a three-game series beginning at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Catamount Softball Complex.