Sam Houston State junior first baseman Kim Damian has been named the Southland Conference Hitter of the Week while teammate senior right-hander Tomi Garrison has been named the Southland Pitcher of the Week, the league office announced Monday.
Damian helped Sam Houston State to two conference sweeps on the week to improve the Bearkats' conference record to 6-2.
In the midweek doubleheader against Stephen F. Austin, the Angleton product went 4-for-6 with a double and a RBI to lead Sam Houston to two 5-2 victories against the Jacks.
In the weekend series against Northwestern State, Damian opened the series by hitting the game-winning three-run homerun against the Demons while going 3-for-4 from the plate with a double, homer, three runs scored and four RBI.
In four games, Damian composed a .538 batting average (7-for-13) with two doubles, a homerun, five RBI and two runs. She slugged for .934 percent while producing a .533 on-base percentage.
Garrison picked up two wins and a save last week in the circle for the Bearkats. In the first game against Stephen F. Austin, Garrison struck out seven hitters while giving up only one earned run in seven innings of work. In the second game of the double header, the right-hander from Garland pitched two innings of shutout ball to pick up the save in relief.
Garrison pitched her second complete game of the week against Northwestern State, striking out six hitters and not giving up an earned run. In three appearances on the week, Garrison went 2-0 with one save with an ERA of 0.60. Opponents only managed a .241 average against her while she fanned 15 batters.
Sam Houston softball will play host to Houston Baptist Tuesday in a 4 p.m. doubleheader against Houston Baptist at the Bearkat Softball Complex. The Kats will resume Southland Conference action in San Antonio Friday and Saturday against UTSA.
The Bearkats stand in third place in the Southland Conference softball seasons with their 6-2 league mark.