Jordan Patterson of the baseball team and Sophia Leaman of the softball team are the Hood College Athletes of the Week for April 24, 2017.
Patterson went 2-for-4 against EMU with 2 runs scored and one RBI. He went 1-for-4 in the doubleheader against Messiah on April 17th with one RBI, two walks, and a double. He went 3-for-5 in the doubleheader against Penn State Mont Alto on April 19th with two runs scored, five RBIs, two doubles, and a walk. On April 21st in the doubleheader against Albright, Patterson went 3-for-9 with one double and one run scored. He hit .381 for the week, didn't strikeout in 21 at-bats, and only made one error in 28 plays.
Leaman was excellent in game two against Catholic but was outdueled by Kelly Lynch. Leaman went the distance and was unblemished until an unearned run scored via the international tiebreaker in the eighth. She allowed just two hits, did not walk a batter and struck out seven. At the plate, she added a double against the Cardinals. Against Albright, she twirled her third shutout of the year in the nightcap, allowing just two hits and no walks.