Featured Player of the Week, Abi Sawyers, Queen’s Grant Stallions

Abi Sawyers at bat for the Lady Stallions.
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MINT HILL, NC – The Queen’s Grant Stallions talented freshman has shown she is rapidly becoming a dominant player in the Pac-7 1A Conference. Also, along with other very solid talent in the freshman class with Kayla Purdy, and sophomores Sydney Reynolds and Carson Ouimet. Then when we include a good group of seniors, this team will make some noise this season with a school best 7-1 start, and are now the No. 10 ranked team in the state in their division.

Sawyers stands out because as the No. 2 hurler, she is having a stellar season both offensively and on the mound including her 5 innings in relief against a very good hitting Pine Lake team. In relief she tossed 45 pitches, walked only 2 batters, had 6 strikeouts, and shut down the Pride in the final two innings of the contest to get the win.

On Thursday Senior Day, she pitched 3 scoreless innings against Bradford Prep while allowing just two base hits, and had 5 strikeouts. She also went 3-3 with 4 RBI’s in the contest to lead the offense.

Overall, Sawyers is hitting a solid .654, she has 17 hits, 4 doubles, 1 home run, 17 RBI’s, OBP .710, SLG .923, and OPS 1.633 to lead the team in almost all categories. This output of offensive production has placed Abi with the second highest batting average in the Pac-7 1A Conference. While on the mound she has pitched 17.2 innings, allowing 29 hits, 14 earned runs, with 2 walks, and 22 strikeouts which is an excellent base-on-balls to strikeout ratio. She has faced 83 batters this season and appears to be improving with every outing.

The Mint Hill Times Sports Editor and sports writers would like to congratulate Abi Sawyers for being selected this weeks “Featured Player of the Week.”

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