Jarvis, Lusk Sweep Horizon League Weekly Softball Awards

Addy Jarvis (left) and Maddi Lusk
Addy Jarvis (left) and Maddi Lusk

Indianapolis, Ind. -- After leading the Penguins to a 5-0 week last week, Youngstown State junior Maddi Lusk (Johnstown, Ohio) and freshman Addy Jarvis (Vienna, Ohio) were named the Horizon League Softball Player and Pitcher of the Week, the league announced on Monday.

This is the second career weekly award for both Lusk and Jarvis

Lusk led the Penguins to a 5-0 week and extended their winning streak to nine games. Last week, Lusk batted .471 going to 8-for-17 with four runs, a double, three home runs and five runs batted in. She also had a 1.059 slugging percentage. She had three multi-hit games as well. Lusk went 2-for-3 with a double in a 1-0 win over St. Bonaventure and followed with a 2-for-3 performance that included a three-run home run in a 4-2 win over the Bonnies. Against IUPUI, Lusk went 3-for-4 with two home runs and two RBIs to lead the Penguins to a 6-3 win. Lusk also picked up a save against St. Bonaventure tossing three scoreless innings with four strikeouts.

Jarvis went 3-0 last week with three complete games and a 1.33 earned-run average and 30 strikeouts in 21 innings pitched. She fired a one-hitter with 11 strikeouts in a 1-0 win over Akron on March 26. Jarvis had 10 strikeouts in a three-hit shutout over St. Bonaventure on March 27. She also struck out nine in a complete-game win over IUPUI on March 29. She allowed just two walks and limited her opponents to a .125 batting average.

The Penguins visit Niagara for a doubleheader, Wednesday, April 3, at 3 p.m.