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Sanders earns College Sports Madness weekly honor

Monday, April 15, 2013

College Sports Madness has named Lipscomb freshman right-hander Tanner Sanders as the Atlantic Sun Player of the Week.

Sanders finished the week 3-0 record this past week beating No. 24-ranked USC Upstate twice by scores of 5-1 Saturday and 3-2 Sunday and also beating Belmont on April 10.

USC Upstate entered the series with a 16-game Atlantic Sun winning streaks and a 14-game overall winning streak. USC Upstate also came into the series with the top batting average in NCAA Division I.

Sanders threw a one-hitter with a complete game 5-1 win. She struck out five and walked two.

She pitched 4.2 innings in Sunday’s 3-2 win, giving up two hits and one earned run. She struck out three and walked four.

Sanders pitched 14.2 innings. She posted a 2.39 earned run average in her three starts.  She is 14-7 for the season.