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Lady Mocs' Fuzzard earns 2nd-straight SoCon honor

CHATTANOOGA (UTC) -- University of Tennessee at Chattanooga pitcher and designated player Michelle Fuzzard is the Southern Conference Player of the Week for a second straight week.

The honor was announced by the league office on Monday.

Fuzzard had a .750 batting average, a 1.083 slugging percenttage and an .833 on-base percentage across five games to lead the Lady Mocs to a 4-1 record in their home-opening Frost Classic inspired by Memorial.

The Huntington Beach, Calif., native tallied nine hits in 12 at bats, including four doubles and four RBI. She also walked six times, twice intentionally, to reach base safely in 15 of her 18 plate appearances across the five-game tournament.

Fuzzard, a fifth-year senior who graduated in August 2011, notched four multi-hit games over the weekend to extend her season total to seven and career tally to 63. She registered multi-RBI games against East Tennessee State and Dayton, giving her 43 for her career and six this season.

She scored four times against Dayton to set a new career best. The previous high for Fuzzard was just two runs scored in a game.

The Lowe's Senior CLASS Award candidate has now been honored by the conference twice this season as a player of the week. She has received a total of seven acknowledgements so far in her career.

Fuzzard and the Lady Mocs return to action on Friday at the Red and Blue Classic with a doubleheader against Belmont and host Ole Miss set to begin at 12:15 p.m. Chattanooga will play Troy on Saturday at 10 a.m. before a tournament bracket determines the times for the final two contests.

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